SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

September 10, 2015 08:00 ET

Mt. Vernon CSD Joins Empire State Purchasing Group

MT. VERNON, NY--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Mt. Vernon CSD announced today that it is has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a BidNet e-procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

Empire State Purchasing Group connects over 2600 departments from more than 185 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. Mt. Vernon CSD joined the Empire State Purchasing Group on 9/9/2015, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for Mt. Vernon CSD and all other participating agencies on the system.

Mt. Vernon CSD invites all local vendors to join Empire State Purchasing Group and view its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on Empire State Purchasing Group 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

"There are many benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies," said Hillary Thompson, Purchasing Clerk. "As part of the Empire State Purchasing Group we will be able to save time and lower costs for both our agency and its vendors -- which is important to us."

The network was developed and is powered by BidNet, an Albany, N.Y. company that manages 15 government purchasing groups nationwide through its e-procurement solution.

Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from Mt. Vernon CSD and the system's other local agencies. Vendors register online at

"The online bid system is easy for our staff and vendors to use and improves process efficiency and transparency," Hillary Thompson said. "Our vendors have centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition and process automation."

About Mt. Vernon CSD:

With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, we embrace the challenge of providing a quality education to our children. Our schools and community are committed to developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of our students.

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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