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City of North Smithfield joins Rhode Island Purchasing Group via direct bidnet

City of North Smithfield joins Rhode Island Purchasing Group via direct bidnet

Registered suppliers can access bids, related documents, addenda and award information.

The City of North Smithfield announced that it has joined the Rhode Island Purchasing Group of direct bidnet and will post and distribute upcoming bidding opportunities on the system. The Rhode Island Purchasing Group connects participating agencies throughout Rhode Island to a large pool of vendors and streamlines the process of managing bids and vendors. bidnet direct’s Rhode Island Purchasing Group provides notifications to registered vendors of relevant new solicitations, as well as all addenda and award information from participating agencies across Rhode Island, and can be viewed at http:// www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island/nsmithfieldri.

The City of North Smithfield joined the buying group in March and will use the system to post and distribute upcoming tender opportunities. The Rhode Island Purchasing Group is a single online site that manages procurement information and activities and provides local Rhode Island government agencies with the tools to minimize costs and save time throughout the purchasing process.

“We are always looking to increase our supplier pool and our competition,” says Cynthia DeJesus, CFO of the City of North Smithfield. We hope the Rhode Island Purchasing Group will help us expand the reach of our solicitations, and can help our suppliers find more local opportunities and enable electronic responses,” she continued.

Registered vendors can access all open bids, related documents and files, additional addenda, and award information. In addition, Rhode Island Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify suppliers of new offerings targeted to their industry, any addenda, and advance notification of expiring futures contracts. Registered vendors have access not only to City of North Smithfield bid opportunities, but also to all bids from participating agencies.

Sellers can register with the Rhode Island Purchasing Group at: http://www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island/nsmithfieldri. The bidnet direct vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bidding system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other Rhode Island local government agencies wishing to transition from a manual bidding process, please contact Rhode Island Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost procurement solution.

About the Town of North Smithfield:

North Smithfield has many amenities that you might be interested in: we have three schools, a high school, a college, an elementary school, two fire departments, a police department and several historical landmarks. The high school sports complex features a lighted soccer field, with state-of-the-art outdoor turf and track, as well as a lighted outdoor basketball court. The city also has several parks and playgrounds, as well as handicap accessible playgrounds in the only elementary school.

Nestled within the business community are restaurants, dry cleaners, supermarkets, print shops, delicatessens, pet stores, garden centers, video stores, karate studios, jewelry stores, computer services , professional services, hair salons, real estate agents, mortgage companies, dentists. , doctors, chiropractors, liquor stores, gas stations, donut shops, florists and bakeries, as well as nationally known industries that call North Smithfield home.

About bidnet direct:

bidnet direct, powered by mdf commerce, is a regional buying group procurement solution available free of charge to local government agencies nationwide. bidnet direct operates regional buying groups, including the Rhode Island Purchasing Group, in all 50 states that are used by more than 1,600 local governments. To learn more and for your government agency to gain transparency and efficiency in their purchases, please visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/buyers

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