SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

May 10, 2016 08:05 ET

BidNet Announces Upcoming Empire State Purchasing Group Updates at SAMPO

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - The Empire State Purchasing Group, one of BidNet's 17 regional purchasing groups, will showcase its upcoming, new features at the 38th Annual Professional Development Conference and Vendor Tradeshow hosted by SAMPO. They encourage all government purchasing professionals attending SAMPO to stop by booth # 30 from 1:30pm-5:00pm on May 11 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road.

The Empire State Purchasing Group is a community that connects nearly 200 public agencies across New York with over 10,000 registered vendors. It also includes powerful e-Sourcing technology that helps to save time and streamline the purchasing process. This year at the SAMPO expo, the Empire State Purchasing Group introduces attendees to its brand new system features. These include:

  • Vendor Prequalification
  • Approval Workflow
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Contract Management
  • Vendor Performance Management

"We always enjoy attending the SAMPO shows, seeing both familiar faces and new," says Janine Rossi, Government Relations Manager for the Empire State Purchasing Group. "But this year we are particularly excited to share all the new features of our upcoming, updated system. We are aware of the ever changing needs in the public purchasing field, and we have been working to address them with this update. Now we can talk about it in detail. It's exciting!" she added.

The 38th Annual Professional Development Conference and Vendor Tradeshow is hosted by the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officers (SAMPO), a New York chapter of the Institute for Public Purchasing (NIGP). The conference takes place from May 10th-13th at the Albany Marriot on Wolf Road. The Empire State Purchasing Group will exhibit at booth thirty during the vendor expo on May 11th from 1:30pm to 5:00pm EDT.

The Empire State Purchasing Group encourages all public purchasing professionals in attendance to stop by, say hello, and learn about the new upcoming features. For more information, contact Janine Rossi at

About Empire State Purchasing Group: 
The Empire State Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet's regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies. With years of input from Procurement Professionals, BidNet specifically developed the bid system to fill the need for a robust bid and supplier management solution for local government agencies. BidNet runs regional purchasing groups throughout the country used by over 1,100 local government agencies. To learn more about the features and module available to government agencies, please visit

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