Monday, November 07, 2016

Empire State Purchasing Group has a new site

The Empire State Purchasing Group has updated its website. The original URL (empirestatebidsystem.com) will now take you to http://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york, where your old vendor login and password should still work.

"All participating local government purchasing departments invite vendors to register for exclusive access to RFPs, bids and awards on the bid system. Registered vendors benefit from more bid information in a central location, less paperwork and an easier method of doing business with New York local governments."

Creating a new vendor account to be able to access bid information is simplified. It lets the user poke around and see what our clients see.

To create a free account, simply DO NOT SELECT a paid program and hit NEXT. It will sign you up for the free account. You'll need to renew your subscription every six months, but it's free. The site now includes a search functionality for bids that should create more ease of use when trying to find a bid.

However, our SBDC procurement advisors have noted that the interface can be a bit wonky, making you think you might have to pay for information you may not have to. So if you have any questions, contact your local NY SBDC and ask for assistance.


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