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Is hosting a vendor event right for your agency?

Are you thinking about hosting a local “how to do business with the government” event for your vendors? While many local government organizations participate in NIGP or NPI events such as tradeshows, some also work directly with vendors to offer an in-person meeting to learn how to do business with their organization.

How to utilize a vendor letter

When your organization makes changes to their purchasing processes, it is important to inform your current and past vendors of these changes. For local government organizations that join BidNet Direct, we will send out a letter on your behalf to let vendors know that your solicitations can now be found within the platform at no cost to them.

Holiday Spending: Thanksgiving

Each November, Americans give thanks for family and friends and celebrate Thanksgiving. Many offices across the country also share a meal and give thanks for great co-workers and doing a job that they enjoy. Luckily most government procurement offices are not open on the holiday, allowing you to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Joining a sourcing platform made easy

When deciding to join an e-sourcing platform, the on-boarding process offered by the host is very important. BidNet Direct provides local government organizations with an easy to use e-sourcing solution.

Fitting e-sourcing into the non-existent government procurement budget

Even as the economy of 2018 continues to boom, many local governments are using an increase in tax-payer revenue for other departments’ needs and leaving little left for the purchasing department. As e-sourcing solutions become the norm in government procurement, how do you fit e-sourcing into a non-existent government procurement budget?

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...

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