News | May 3, 2023

The City Of East Point Joins The Georgia Purchasing Group For Tracking Bid Distribution Improving Supplier Diversity

The City Of East Point Joins The Georgia Purchasing Group For Tracking Bid Distribution Improving Supplier Diversity

East Point, GA (PRWEB) - The City of East Point officially announced today it has joined the Georgia Purchasing Group, an e-sourcing solution from Bidnet Direct that provides 29 local government agencies throughout Georgia with a solution for bid and vendor management. The City of East Point invites all potential vendors to register online with to access its upcoming solicitations.

Prior to joining the Georgia Purchasing Group, the City of East Point published solicitations directly to its own website. This process will continue with notices, but all vendors must register with the Georgia Purchasing Group to download documents and view the full solicitation details. By publishing future solicitations on the Georgia Purchasing Group, the City of East Point will be able to track every step of the process and have a much more transparent bid process. Participating government agencies using the Georgia Purchasing Group can track full business details of the vendors who view an RFP, which ones download the related documents, and if needed, whether they saw an addendum.

“With the Georgia Purchasing Group we can see whether or not a vendor downloading our bids is a minority business, small business, or local,” says Yolanda Broome, Director of Contracts and Procurement for the City of East Point. “This level of tracking, both pre-and post-award, was just not possible from our website and is very helpful for auditing and showing due diligence.”

The City of East Point invites all local vendors to receive access to its upcoming solicitations by joining the Georgia Purchasing Group. Vendor benefits of registering on include:

  • Centralized Location to Opportunities from all 29 Participating Agencies
  • Notification of Term – Contract Expiration
  • Bid Alerts Customized to the Vendors' Products or Services Provided
  • Full Customer Service Support

About the City of East Point:
The City of East Point was chartered in 1887 and is comprised of an ethnically diverse community. Between 2010 and 2014, the overall population grew by 5.3%. With over 38,000 residents and more than 17,000 households, it’s the sixth-largest city in Fulton County. East Point is a quaint and ethnically diverse urban community that offers the full amenities of in-town living. The city attracts everyone from young professionals to active adults and boasts over 25 unique and affordable neighborhoods offering a variety of desirable features. The neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area have appealing historic character and are known for their walkability, tree-lined streets, and charming bungalows, cottages, and Cape Cod-style homes.

About Bidnet Direct:
Bidnet Direct, powered by mdf commerce, is a sourcing solution of regional purchasing groups available at no cost to local government agencies throughout the country. Bidnet Direct runs regional purchasing groups, including the Georgia Purchasing Group, across all 50 states that are used by over 1,600 local governments. To learn more and have your government agency gain better transparency and efficiency in purchasing, please visit

Source: PRWeb

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