SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

June 02, 2015 08:00 ET

Northern Westchester Joint Water Works Joins Empire State Purchasing Group

CORTLANDT MANOR, NY--(Marketwired - June 02, 2015) - Northern Westchester Joint Water Works 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.

Northern Westchester Joint Water Works becomes the 180th local government agency to join the Empire State Purchasing Group. Part of the BidNet purchasing groups, Empire State Purchasing Group connects 2590 departments from 180 local agencies and provides a bid system for vendors looking to do business with local government. BidNet's e-procurement solution manages 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.

Northern Westchester Joint Water Works joined the Empire State Purchasing Group on May 29, 2015, offering its vendors instant access to RFPs, addendum and award information. Northern Westchester Joint Water Works 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 who register can receive real-time notification of bids, RFPs, addenda, and awards. Registered vendors receive customized solicitations matched to their products and services by all participating agencies on the bid system. Northern Westchester Joint Water Works invites all of its vendors to register on the bid system,, or call live support Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (EST).

"Joining the Empire State Purchasing Group is a winning solution for our organization and for our valued vendors," said Catherine Paget, Business Director. "Our bidders no longer have to search to find our solicitations. The process has become convenient and centralized for both our organization and vendors."

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. Northern Westchester Joint Water Works joins other participating agencies spread across New York, already utilizing the purchasing tools available through the bid system.

"We are streamlining the bidding process which cuts costs," Paget said. "Our organization can save time wasted on copying and mailing, shifting focus to saving the organization even more money."

About Northern Westchester Joint Water Works:

The Northern Westchester Joint Water Works, (NWJWW), is a municipal entity having four members: Town of Yorktown, Town of Cortlandt, Town of Somers and the Montrose Improvement District (MID). The Administrative Office is located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, and the NWJWW operates two 1A rated water treatment and filtration plants: one located in Cortlandt Manor, New York and one located in Amawalk, New York. Overall, the NWJWW provides on average 6.7 million gallons per day to its members' communities combined population of approximately 75,000+ people.

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 with supplier management, document distribution and audit and control tools. More information is available at

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