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January 26, 2016 08:05 ET

Springs Union Free School District Joins the Empire State Purchasing Group

EAST HAMPTON, NY--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - Springs Union Free School District (Springs UFSD) announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage all RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet's New York regional purchasing group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from 195 participating agencies from across New York.

In joining, Springs UFSD joins the 194 other participating local government agencies utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing all sourcing information and activities and provides local New York government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. Springs UFSD was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, Springs UFSD looks to save time, access more vendors and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

Springs UFSD now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: Springs UFSD invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today. Vendor registration is easy and takes only a few minutes online.

Registered vendors can access all bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the Empire State Purchasing Group offers a value-added alert service to notify vendors of new bids related to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contracts. A robust NIGP code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.

"By using the Empire State Purchasing Group, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the New York. In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities. We invite all of our current vendors to register or contact the vendor support team with any questions," stated Carl Fraser, Business Administrator.

Vendors may register on the Empire State Purchasing Group: BidNet's vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other local New York government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Empire State Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Springs UFSD:

Springs UFSD is a Pre-K through 8th grade district with a current enrollment of 758 students. Springs School prides itself in establishing a positive learning environment for all students, faculty, parents and community members.

About the Empire State Purchasing Group:

Empire State Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet's regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies. With years of input from Procurement Professionals, BidNet specifically developed the bid system to fill the need for a robust bid and supplier management solution for local government agencies. To learn more about the features and module available to government agencies, please visit

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