SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

February 17, 2015 08:00 ET

Dutchess BOCES Joins Empire State Purchasing Group

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2015) - Dutchess BOCES has officially announced its joining of the Empire State Purchasing Group, a BidNet e-procurement system that delivers convenient, centralized online access to bid opportunities throughout New York.

Dutchess BOCES is one of the 178 local government agencies that have joined the Empire State Purchasing Group. Powered by BidNet's national e-procurement solution, Empire State Purchasing Group connects 2,561 departments from 178 local agencies and provides a bid system for vendors looking to do business with local government. BidNet's e-procurement solution includes 15 government purchasing systems strategically located throughout the United States. The e-procurement solution provides over 900 local government agencies with a purchasing and vendor management solution through its online bid systems. 

Dutchess BOCES joined the Empire State Purchasing Group this month, offering its vendors instant access to RFPs, quotes, addendum and award information. Dutchess BOCES requests all local vendors join to receive access to its bid opportunities and those of the other participating local government agencies on Empire State Purchasing Group. Vendors register online at

Vendor benefits of registering include:

  • Centralized Location to Opportunities from 178 Participating Agencies
  • Advanced Notification of Term-Contracts
  • Bid Alerts Customized to the Vendors' Products or Services Provided 
  • Full Customer Service Support

"By moving our bid process online, our purchasing department is able to shift the focus to doing business with quality suppliers," said Matthew Metzger, Business Manager. "We are evolving our procurement process, while our suppliers are benefitting from a convenient, centralized location to find bid opportunities from all participating agencies on Empire state Purchasing Group."

Empire State Purchasing Group simplifies the purchasing process for its government agency partners by offering electronic document distribution, electronic bid submission, online vendor management and reporting capabilities to see the reach of an RFP or other solicitation. Dutchess BOCES joins other participating agencies spread across New York, already utilizing the purchasing tools available through the bid system.

"Cooperative purchasing and sharing resources is a growing trend within local government purchasing. We are joining a community of like-minded organizations and are excited to be joining the group of local agencies already participating on Empire State Purchasing Group," stated Matthew Metzger.

About Dutchess BOCES:

Dutchess BOCES is recognized for its premier educational and support services providing quality and cost-effective solutions for our community. We promote an organizational culture fostering collaboration, innovation, efficiency, excellence and leadership that is embraced by BOCES and its community.

About BidNet's e-Procurement Solution:
BidNet's e-procurement solution, SourceSuite and its numerous bid systems, provide more than 1,000 government agencies and 9,000 departments across the country supplier management, document distribution and audit and control tools. More information is available at

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