SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

February 12, 2015 08:05 ET

Queens Library Joins Empire State Bid System

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 12, 2015) - Queens Library has officially announced its joining of the Empire State Bid System, an e-procurement system from BidNet that delivers convenient, centralized online access to bid opportunities.

Queens Library became the 176th local government agency to join the Empire State Bid System. Part of BidNet's national e-procurement solution, Empire State Bid System connects 25,361 departments from 178 local agencies and provides a bid system for vendors looking to do business with local government. BidNet's e-procurement solutions include purchasing systems strategically located throughout the United States. The e-procurement solution provides over 1,000 local government agencies with a purchasing and vendor management solution through its online bid systems. 

Queens Library joined the Empire State Bid System in February 2015, offering its vendors instant access to open bid information. Queens Library requests all local vendors join to receive access to its bid opportunities and those of the other participating local government agencies on Empire State Bid System. Vendors who register can receive real-time notification of bids, RFPs, quotes, addenda, awards and advanced notice of term contract expiration. Registered vendors receive customized solicitations matched to their products and services by all participating agencies on the bid system. Queens Library invites all of its vendors to register on the bid system,, or call BidNet's e-procurement solution live support, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (EST).

"We have been searching for an efficient solution to simplifying our purchasing process," said Lawrence Vedilago, Vice President of Risk Management/Purchasing. "Through Empire State Bid System, our agency will save time, money and resources. Our vendors will be pleased with its ease-of-use and centralized bid opportunities."

Empire State Bid System 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. Queens Library joins other participating agencies spread across New York, already utilizing the purchasing tools available through the bid system.

About Queens Library:

The Queens Library, also known as the Queens Borough Public Library, is the public library for the Borough of Queens and one of three library systems serving New York City. The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country.

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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