August 06, 2012 10:30 ET

New York State Weatherization Directors Association Signs With BidSync for Efficient e-Procurement and Bid Management

AMERICAN FORK, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - BidSync, a national leader in government e-procurement and e-sourcing software, today announced the New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA) has selected BidSync eProcure to dramatically reduce bid creation time from weeks to hours, to enable significantly shorter purchasing cycles, to and work better with vendors.

The NYSWDA is a progressive organization that works with weatherization agencies throughout the state to promote and provide energy conservation solutions that support safe, healthy, and affordable housing for low income families in New York. The NYSWDA works to obtain optimal pricing and to create a bulk purchasing environment for the products the weatherization agents will deploy to low-income homes such as weather stripping, caulk, insulation, refrigerators, air conditioners, heaters and so on throughout the state.

"We deal with thousands and thousands of items with pricing and specifications each year," said Randi Smith, Chief Fiscal and Operations Manager with NYSWDA. "The vendors we work with were required to hand write or type the bids, then we would have to enter their information into the computer and then verify the products and specifications, generate the reports, format the reports then distribute them to our agencies. By using BidSync's online system, we save at least two weeks of work depending on the bid. It is much more efficient and easy to work with vendors and we save even more time and money because we don't lose a week in the mail because everything is online."

Prior to selecting BidSync, the team conducted a comprehensive research and justification phase. They compared different solutions in a report on how they would benefit the association and the entire network. "We work off of grant money and we have to report on our work plan with how we are spending our money and make sure it is justified," Smith said. "There were some solutions that were much higher priced than BidSync and one competitor that had a similar price, but ultimately we went with BidSync because the functionality it provided far outpaced everything else."

About BidSync

BidSync connects a vast network of vendors and suppliers to government agencies and organizations in need of products and services with BidSync eProcure™, BidSync Builder™, BidSync ProcurePointe™, BidSync Links™, and BidSync Links PLUS™ bid notification services. As a leader in the e-procurement industry, BidSync provides solutions to more than 1,000 active agencies and more than 700,000 vendors nationwide. The BidSync suite of solutions have been built around ensuring increased efficiency and spend management for the agencies it serves by automating, consolidating, and centralizing procurement information and processes. Learn more about BidSync at: or call 800.990.9339.

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