The Town of Eaton joins the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
The Town of Eaton announced today that it has joined the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. BidNet Direct’s Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System provides notifications to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, as well as any addenda and award information from 247 participating agencies from across Colorado and Wyoming, and can be accessed at www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado.
The Town of Eaton will be joining the purchasing group in January, thereby becoming the 247th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System is a single online location for managing sourcing information and activities, and provides local Colorado and Wyoming government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. The Town of Eaton was previously distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the Town of Eaton looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.
The Town of Eaton now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado. The Town of Eaton 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, and addendum and award information. In addition, the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System 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 Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, 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 Jeff Schreier, Town Administrator of the Town of Eaton.
Vendors may register on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at: www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado. 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 Colorado and Wyoming government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.
About the Town of Eaton:
Eaton is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 5,507 at the 2018 state demography estimate.