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Holiday Spending: Halloween

With the holiday receiving more and more mainstream attention, starting earlier and earlier every year, have you ever wondered about the spending that Americans do for Halloween? 2017 presented a record year in America for the spookiest of holidays...

How can I communicate with my vendors?

There are many ways that local government organizations choose to communicate with their vendors about new solicitation opportunities. Some public organizations choose to employ multiple methods of communication to spread the word about their open business opportunities. Here is a look at the types of communication...

June and July 2018: Welcome 14 new government agencies

BidNet Direct is pleased to have welcomed 14 new local government organizations to our growing regional purchasing groups in June and July of 2018. These organizations are spread over 6 different states, and join the already over 750+ organizations that utilize BidNet Direct to host their solicitations online.

DBE: Connect with a diversified vendor pool

When it comes to awarded bid opportunities, there is a significant disparity amongst the amount of Women, Minority, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (WMDBE) available, and those receiving contracts. For that reason, many government organizations at the federal, state, and local levels are working hard to ensure that these types of businesses are involved with the bidding process.

NIGP Category Code selections work for you and your vendors

NIGP codes are widely used amongst local government agencies for their solicitation processes. Consisting of a specific set of numbers, these codes are used to identify commodities and/or services during the procurement process. Therefore, local government agencies use these codes to identify the goods or services that they are looking to purchase.

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