The Village of Watkins Glen joins the Empire State Purchasing Group
The Village of Watkins Glen announced it has joined the Empire State Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. BidNet’s Empire State Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across New York to a large vendor pool and streamlines the bid and vendor management process. BidNet’s New York purchasing group provides notifications to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, as well as any addenda and award information from participating agencies from across New York, and can be accessed at www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york.
The Village of Watkins Glen joined the purchasing group in February, and will be utilizing the system to streamline their purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local New York government agencies the tools needed to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.
The Empire State Purchasing Group expands an agency’s vendor pool and enhances vendor competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the Empire State Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to do business with the Village of Watkins Glen can register online: www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. The Village of Watkins Glen invites all interested bidders to register today.
Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addenda and award information. In addition, the Empire State Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda and advance notification of expiring term contracts. Registered vendors have access to not only the Village of Watkins Glen bid opportunities, but all participating agency bids.
“Our vendors can now save time and paper. They not only have direct access to our open bids, but those from other agencies throughout the state. We invite all vendors to register on the Empire State Purchasing Group to start receiving business opportunities,” stated Ms. Lonnie M. Childs, Village Clerk of the Village of Watkins Glen.
Vendors may register on the Empire State Purchasing Group at: www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york. 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 New York government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the Empire State Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.
About the Village of Watkins Glen:
The Village of Watkins Glen is located at the headwaters of Seneca Lake and is considered the gateway to New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. The beauty of its natural surroundings, authentic and welcoming atmosphere, and accessibility from major metro areas such as NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Toronto as well as nearby cities of Rochester, Syracuse, and Erie, Pennsylvania, make the Village of Watkins Glen a prime location for developers and investors alike. The economy of Watkins Glen relies heavily on tourism to and through the Finger Lakes Region. Recent tourism statistics estimate Schuyler County hosts over 3 million annual visitors drawn to attractions in the Village and surrounding area including internationally recognized Watkins Glen International Speedway and Cornell University, nationally recognized Watkins Glen State Park, pristine Seneca Lake, nationally-acclaimed Corning Museum of Glass, and the Seneca Lake Wine and Beer Trails. Watkins Glen, originally named "Salubria", was settled in 1791 and incorporated in 1842. It was not until 1852 the Village changed its name to "Watkins" in honor of Dr. Samuel Watkins, who was a passionate promotor of the area. "Glen" was added to the name in 1926 with the spectacular gorge in the center of the Village as its inspiration. Home to gorgeous parks, a newly renovated downtown area hosting local shops and restaurants, fantastic lodging, and much more, Watkins Glen, NY truly is "The Heart of the Finger Lakes."