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November 22, 2016 08:05 ET

Brownstown Fire Department Solicits Bid Opportunities on the MITN Purchasing Group

BROWNSTOWN, MI--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Brownstown Fire Department announced it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. BidNet's MITN Purchasing Group connects 169 participating agencies from across Michigan to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. BidNet's Michigan purchasing group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from 169 participating agencies from across Michigan.

Brownstown Fire Department joined the purchasing group in November. Brownstown Fire Department will utilize the system to streamline the purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. MITN Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Michigan government agencies the tools needed to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.

Before joining the system, Brownstown Fire Department was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually. The traditional, "paper" procurement process is being replaced by local government agencies throughout Michigan. In joining the purchasing group, Brownstown Fire Department looks to save time, reach out to more vendors automatically and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

MITN Purchasing Group expands an agency's vendor pool and enhances vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the MITN Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with Brownstown Fire Department can register online: Brownstown Fire Department invites all interested bidders to register today.

Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addendum and award information. In addition, the MITN Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda and advance notification of expiring term contracts. Registered vendors have access to not only Brownstown Fire Department bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.

"Our valued vendors can now save time and paper. Plus they not only have direct access to our open bids, but those from other agencies throughout the state. We invite all of our current vendors to register on MITN Purchasing Group to start receiving business opportunities," stated Jeff Drouillard, Chief of Brownstown Fire Department.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group:

BidNet's vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other local Michigan government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the MITN Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Brownstown Fire Department:
The department has four fire stations located throughout the township. Two of which are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week with a minimum of four firefighter/paramedic personnel within each and. one station part-time with a minimum of two firefighter/paramedics. This is done with a total of thirty (24 hour) career firefighter/paramedic personnel. The department provides a broad range of services to the public, some of which include: Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention & Fire Investigation, Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials first response, and other special operations.

About the MITN Purchasing Group:
MITN 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. To learn more about the features and module available to government agencies, please visit

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