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Mount Clemens Housing Commission joins the MITN Purchasing Group

Mount Clemens Housing Commission joins the MITN Purchasing Group

The Mount Clemens Housing Commission 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 (http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn) provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, and any addenda and award information from nearly 200 participating agencies from across Michigan.

The Mount Clemens Housing Commission joined the purchasing group in February. In joining, the Mount Clemens Housing Commission has become the 189th 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. Mount Clemens Housing Commission was distributing bids and managing their procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the Mount Clemens Housing Commission looks to save time, increase their competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The Mount Clemens Housing Commission 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 at www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The Mount Clemens Housing Commission 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 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 state. 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,” stated Earl Rickman, Executive Director of the Mount Clemens Housing Commission.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group by visiting 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 Mount Clemens Housing Commission:

The Housing Commission is a HUD funded subsidized program operating 288 units of safe, sanitary, affordable housing in the City of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. We rent townhome apartment style as well as midrise and a high-rise apartments. The rents are income based. We have units beginning with studio apartments up to 5-bedroom units.