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March 17, 2016 08:05 ET

City of Melvindale Joins the Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network

MELVINDALE, MI--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - The City of Melvindale announced today that it has joined the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet's Michigan purchasing group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from 158 participating agencies statewide. 

The City of Melvindale joined the purchasing group in March. In joining, the City of Melvindale has become the 158th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The MITN system is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Michigan government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. The City of Melvindale was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, The City of Melvindale looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of Melvindale now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the MITN system, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: The City of Melvindale 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.

Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network 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. A robust NIGP code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.

Vendors may register on the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network: 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 Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network:

The MITN System 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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