PORT CHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - October 18, 2016) - Town of Rye officially announced today it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, an e-sourcing solution from BidNet that provides 203 local government agencies throughout New York a solution for bid and vendor management. The Town of Rye invites all potential vendors to register online with www.EmpireStateBidSystem.com to access its upcoming solicitations.
Prior to joining the Empire State Purchasing Group, the Town of Rye published solicitations directly to their own website. This process will continue with notices, but all vendors must register to the Empire State Purchasing Group to download documents and view the full solicitation details. By publishing future solicitations on the Empire State Purchasing Group, the Town of Rye will be able to track every step of the process and have a much more transparent bid process. Participating government agencies using the Empire State Purchasing Group can track full business details of the vendors who view an RFP, which ones download the related documents, and if needed whether they saw an addendum.
"With the Empire State Purchasing Group we can even see whether or not a vendor downloading our bids is a minority business, small business, or local a business," says Deborah A. Reisner, Chief of Staff and Confidential Secretary to the Supervisor. "This level of tracking, both pre- and post-award, was just not possible from our website and is very helpful for auditing and showing due diligence."
The Town of Rye invites all local vendors to receive access to its upcoming solicitations by joining the Empire State Purchasing Group. Vendor benefits of registering on www.EmpireStateBidSystem.com include:
- Centralized location to opportunities from all 201 participating agencies
- Notification of term-contract expiration
- Bid alerts customized to the Vendors' products or services provided
- Full customer service support
About The Town of Rye:
The Town of Rye, founded in 1660, consists of more than seven square miles with a population of over 45,000 people. It encompasses the Villages of Port Chester, Rye Brook, and the Rye Neck section of Mamaroneck. There are four school districts located in our Town: Blind Brook, Port Chester, Rye neck, and a small portion of Harrison. The responsibilities of the Town include real property assessment and tax collection for our constituent villages and school districts. As well as managing Crawford Park in Rye Brook and Rye Town Park in the City of Rye.
About Empire State Purchasing Group:
Empire State Purchasing Group is a part of BidNet's regional Empire State Purchasing Group 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 Empire State Purchasing Group 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 www.SourceSuite.com.
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