SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

February 24, 2015 10:00 ET

El Paso County Joins Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - El Paso County announced today that it has joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, an online procurement group that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids. 

The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System connects 1,834 departments from 133 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. El Paso County will begin to utilize the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System on March 3rd, 2015, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for El Paso County as well as 132 additional participating agencies on the system.

The online purchasing group is part of a nation-wide e-procurement solution powered by BidNet. BidNet's e-procurement solution manages 15 government purchasing groups throughout the country providing over 1,000 counties, municipalities, school districts and other purchasing professionals a purchasing and vendor management solution. 

El Paso County invites all local vendors to receive access to its upcoming solicitations by joining the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System. Vendor benefits of registering on include:

  • 24-hour access to local government opportunities
  • Notification customized to the vendors' products or services provided 
  • Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendums and documents
  • Advanced notification of Term-Contracts
  • E-Bid and E-Quote Submission

"We're excited about joining the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System," said El Paso County Contract & Procurement Manager Eileen Gonzales. "This allows us to take advantage of new technology that makes the procurement process more efficient. Of course we're always happy to answer questions in person and on the phone but we're confident that the online system will make it much easier for everybody."

About El Paso County

El Paso County lies in east central Colorado and encompasses more than 2,158 square miles -- slightly more than twice the area of the state of Rhode Island (Excluding Narragansett Bay). While the western portion of El Paso County is extremely mountainous, the eastern part is developed urban area, including the City of Colorado Springs, and ranch and prairie land. The altitude ranges from about 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the southern border at Black Squirrel Creek to 14,110 feet (4301 m) on the summit of Pikes Peak, near the western boundary. The county seat is located in Colorado Springs.

The natural physical beauty of the area, situated at the base of Pikes Peak and with an uninterrupted view of the Front Range, can be enjoyed by all. The magnificent scenery inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem "America the Beautiful" after her visit here. The mild climate, on average, supplies 285 days of sunshine, 15 inches of rain, 35 inches of snow, and very low levels of humidity.

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 over 9,000 departments across the country supplier management, document distribution and audit and control tools. More information is available at

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