Bay County Department of Water and Sewer Joins MITN Purchasing Group, the Michigan Bid System for Local Government
BAY CITY, Mich. (June 05, 2013) -- The Bay County Department of Water and Sewer announced today that it has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, an online procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local Michigan bids.
MITN connects 1,362 departments from 108 local Michigan government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. The Bay County Department of Water and Sewer joined the MITN Purchasing Group on June 4, 2103 providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information on the system.
The Bay County Department of Water and Sewer invites all local vendors to join MITN to receive access to its upcoming bids. Vendor benefits of registering on MITN include:
- 24-hour access to local government opportunities
- Notification customized to the vendors' products or services provided
- Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendums and documents
- Advanced notification of Term-Contracts
- E-Bid and E-Quote Submission
"The benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies are many", said Tom Paige, Director of Bay County Department of Water & Sewer. "As part of MITN we will be able to assure the Department obtains the best costs possible for DWS projects -- which is critical in the current economic climate," Tom added.
The network was developed and is maintained by BidNet, an Albany, N.Y. company that manages 15 government purchasing groups throughout the country.
Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from the Bay County Department of Water and Sewer and the system's other local Michigan government agencies. The online system is easy for staff and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, and improving process efficiency and transparency. Vendors can register online at http://www.mitn.info.
About Bay County Department of Water and Sewer:
The Bay County Department of Water and Sewer is located at 3933 Patterson Road, Bay City, Michigan. The Department operates the West Bay County Wastewater Treatment Plant that serves Bangor Township, Hampton Township, Monitor Township, Kawkawlin Township, Frankenlust Township, Williams Township, the City of Essexville and the City of Auburn. In addition, the Department is currently in the process of designing and constructing a 17.4 MGD Membrane Water Treatment Plant that will be operated by the Department on behalf of 14 partner agencies. The Department currently operates and maintains Bay County Water Supply System #1 and the water distribution systems for many townships and water districts throughout Bay County.