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City of South Lyon joins the MITN Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

City of South Lyon joins the MITN Purchasing Group by BidNet Direct

The City of South Lyon 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 MITN Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from over 225 participating agencies from across Michigan. The City of South Lyon invites all vendors to register online with the MITN Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.

The City of South Lyon joined the MITN Purchasing Group in April. In joining, the City of South Lyon has become the 231st participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline their 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 in these unprecedented times. The City of South Lyon was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, The City of South Lyon looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of South Lyon 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: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The City of South Lyon invites all current vendors not already registered on the MITN 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 Michigan. 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,” Douglas Varney, Director of DPW and Utilities for the City of South Lyon.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. 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 the City of South Lyon:

The City of South Lyon is located in Oakland County. Originally established as an agricultural center built around two railroads and incorporated as a city in 1930, South Lyon is becoming a center for manufacturing, with 70 acres of light industrial properties located within the city limits. South Lyon’s utility systems service residents and businesses, an important feature unavailable in surrounding areas.

Known for its historic and charming downtown, annual festivals, top-notch parks and excellent schools, the City of South Lyon offers an unparalleled quality of life.

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