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July 07, 2016 08:05 ET

Village of St. Charles Joins the MITN Purchasing Group

ST. CHARLES, MI--(Marketwired - July 07, 2016) - Village of St. Charles announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet's Michigan purchasing group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from 161 participating agencies from across Michigan.

In joining the MITN Purchasing Group, Village of St. Charles has become the 162nd participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The MITN Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local Michigan government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. Village of St. Charles was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, Village of St. Charles looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

Village of St. Charles now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the MITN Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: Village of St. Charles 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 bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the MITN Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contract expiration. A robust NIGP code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.

"By using the MITN Purchasing Group, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the state. 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 Matthew Lane, Village Manager of Village of St. Charles.

Vendors may register on the MITN 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 Michigan government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the MITN Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About Village of St Charles:
The Village of St. Charles is located in Saginaw County, approximately 20 miles southwest of Saginaw. Opportunities abound for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, birdwatching and other summer and winter sports. The 20,000 acre Shiawassee "Flats" (which encompass the Michigan State Game Area and the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge) provide an important waterfowl concentration point.

About the MITN Purchasing Group:
MITN 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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