SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite

January 25, 2016 10:05 ET

Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing Systems Is Host to 151 Local Governments' Bids

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - January 25, 2016) - The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, a regional purchasing group from BidNet, saw significant growth in 2015. The online community gained nearly 100 buyers from the 25 local Colorado government agencies that have joined since January of 2015.

The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System connects a community of public purchasing professionals with a centralized e-Sourcing platform, powered by BidNet's SourceSuite technology. The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System streamlines bid and vendor management, cutting costs, saving time, and making it easier for vendors to do business with local Colorado and Wyoming government buying organizations. The large, shared vendor database and regional bid library also facilitates collaboration between like-minded public purchasing professionals throughout the state.

The end of year totals for participating agencies on Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System was 151, meaning these 2015 new membership numbers indicate a 20-percent yearly growth rate. Janine Rossi, Director of Government Relations at BidNet, articulates the importance of this growth and what it means for the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System moving forward. "We are very excited to work in collaboration with these 25 new agency members," says Rossi. "The more agencies who join, the stronger the community becomes because they bring new vendors into the database as well as contribute to the bid library," Rossi continued. "We very much look forward to another year of relationship building with purchasing professionals throughout the region."

The 25 new local and state Colorado participating agencies include, Larimer County, the City of Idaho Springs and Summit School District. A full list of local government agencies participating on Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System can be found here: http://www.rockymountainbidsystem.com/ParticipatingAgency.asp.

Crystal Hedberg, Financial Manager for North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization in Colorado, explained her reason for joining the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System in an August 2015 press release, "The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing system provides an opportunity for [us] to more effectively reach potential vendors and partners and meet federal non-discrimination requirements for bidding. Perhaps more importantly, it allows the [us] to have a transparent bid process that is more effective and streamlined." Hedberg continued by explaining how the purchasing community benefits their vendors, "We are also pleased that our vendor network will be able to gain access to business opportunities through various local governmental agencies, in this mutually beneficial endeavor."

Any public government agencies or non-profit organizations in Colorado or Wyoming that are interested in an e-Sourcing solution are encouraged to contact the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System Buyer Support team. 

About Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System is powered by BidNet's e-Sourcing solution, SourceSuite. SourceSuite technology is used by over 1,100 buying organizations across the country between all 16 regional BidNet purchasing communities located across the United States. Local government agencies looking to learn more about the SourceSuite technology and the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System can request a free demonstration at www.SourceSuite.com.

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