Catskill Central School District Joins the Empire State Purchasing Group

Catskill Central School District joins Empire State Purchasing Group

In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities.

Catskill Central School District announced today that it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet’s Empire State Purchasing Group (http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york) provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, and any addenda and award information from over 200 participating agencies across New York.

Catskill Central School District joined the purchasing group in November. In joining, Catskill Central School District has become the 208th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline their purchasing process. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local New York government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. Catskill Central School District was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, Catskill Central School District looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

Catskill Central School District 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 by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. Catskill Central School District 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 Empire State Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda…

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