SOURCE: BidNet | SourceSuite


May 17, 2016 10:05 ET

Sunshine Fire Protection District Joins the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System for Regional Collaboration

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Today, Sunshine Fire Protection District announces it has joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, an e-Procurement solution from BidNet, to help simplify their purchasing process and make it easier for their vendors to access and compete for bids and RFPs. Sunshine Fire Protection District invites all potential vendors to register online with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to access its upcoming solicitations.

As a member agency of the Rocky Mountain Purchasing System, Sunshine Fire Protection District joins a community of 166 other participating local government agencies located throughout Colorado, including nearby Four Mile Fire Protection District. The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System offers a way for Sunshine Fire Protection District to collaborate with like-minded public purchasing professionals in the area in order to share resources and attract local vendors.

Vendors looking to do business with Sunshine Fire Protection District and other nearby government agencies are encouraged to register at In addition to a centralized location for regional public bids, benefits of registering with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System include:

  • 24-hour access to local government opportunities
  • Bid alerts customized to the vendors' products or services
  • Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendums and documents
  • Notification of Term Contract Expiration
  • E-Bid and E-Quote Submission

"Attracting local vendors is important to us, so we like the idea of providing our vendors with one location to access opportunities from multiple government agencies in the area," says Alan Kirton, Board Member of Sunshine Fire Protection District. "We think the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System will not only make the bidding process easier for us, but easier for our vendors as well."

By joining the regional purchasing group, Sunshine Fire Protection District also benefits from BidNet's e-procurement technology, which includes a bid and vendor management, document and addendum distribution, and tracking of all activity throughout the procurement process.

About Sunshine Fire Protection District:
The Sunshine Fire Protection District (SFPD), established in 1969, is located in the foothills west of Boulder, Colorado. The District covers approximately four square miles and contains 140 homes and 420 full time residents. SFPD is an all-volunteer organization which provides structural and wildland fire suppression, emergency medical response and search and rescue. It operates two fire stations, four apparatus and has 20 active firefighters. SFPD is also very active in working with its residents to perform wildfire mitigation throughout the district.

About the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System:
Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System 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. BidNet runs regional purchasing groups throughout the country used by over 1,100 local government agencies. To learn more about the features and module available to government agencies, please visit

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