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City of Hazel Park joins the MITN Purchasing Group

City of Hazel Park joins the MITN Purchasing Group

The City of Hazel Park 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, any addenda and award information from nearly 200 participating agencies from across Michigan.

The City of Hazel Park joined the MITN Purchasing Group in March. In joining, the City of Hazel Park has become the 190th 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. The City of Hazel Park was distributing bids and managing their procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the City of Hazel Park looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of Hazel Park 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 http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn. The City of Hazel Park 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 Chris DuBerg, Director of Public Works of the City of Hazel Park.

Vendors may register on the MITN Purchasing Group by visiting http://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 Hazel Park:

The City of Hazel Park is 2.8 square mile city located at the crossroads of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties with a population of over 16,000 residents. Located in in Southeast Oakland County, the City of Hazel Park is pleased to join the MITN Purchasing Group and believe it will streamline the bid process for our vendors and continue to provide better services to the residents. If you have questions or concerns about registration, please contact MITN at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/mitn.