Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians – GTB Government joins the MITN Purchasing Group
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians – GTB Government has officially joined the MITN Purchasing Group, one of BidNet’s regional e-procurement solutions, providing vendors throughout Michigan easy online access its upcoming solicitations. GTB Government invites all vendors to register online at www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.
The regional purchasing group connects local governments with vendors looking to do business with public agencies. On the MITN Purchasing Group, vendors seeking business with nearly 250 participating agencies can register online to gain access to a single point of entry for opportunities throughout the state. By posting upcoming bids and RFPs on the MITN Purchasing Group, GTB ensures an entire community of vendors can view their solicitation, download documents, and receive notification of addenda. The vendors self-register and ensure their contact information is up to date.
“Because we aren’t the only agency posting and distributing bids, the MITN Purchasing Group provides the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians more vendor competition, which we hope will help cut costs,” said Grand Traverse Band Purchasing Manager Lyndell Luster, when asked why the Tribe decided to join the MITN Purchasing Group. “We also like that it can help our current vendors expand their business opportunities.”
GTB invites all local vendors to visit www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn and register to receive access to its upcoming solicitations as well as the upcoming bids and RFPs from 236 other public agencies participating on the MITN Purchasing Group. Registered vendors have the option to upgrade their service to receive customized bid alerts, notification of term contract expiration, and notification of a real-time addendum.
About Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians – GTB Government:
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe whose government-to-government relationship with the United States was reaffirmed by action of the Department of the Interior effective May 27, 1980. The Grand Traverse Band’s Reservation and six-county service area is located in the northwest portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan and is home to over 1900 Tribal members. The GTB service area for the delivery of federal and Tribal services encompass six counties that include Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee—an area of 2,562 square miles.
The Grand Traverse Band’s tribal government operates separately from the Tribe’s casino and gaming operations. An elected Tribal Chairman and Council govern a police and fire department, a public works division, a museum, a gym facility, and government-owned housing. GTB also operates a fully staffed medical and dental clinics, behavioral health services, a head start facility and a childcare program. The objective of the GTB Tribal government is to provide support for the health and well-being to its Tribal members.