TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The Village of Tuckahoe has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage request for proposals, quotes, and awards online.
The group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process.
Before joining, Tuckahoe was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually. In joining, the Village hopes to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.
In addition, they now have access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: www.EmpireStateBidSystem.com .
Tuckahoe invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today. Vendor registration is easy and takes only a few minutes online. Any groups having trouble registering, should call 800-835-4603, and press Option 2.
Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contract expiration.