District News Articles


    Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District has officially joined the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group to help simplify its bid and RFP distribution process. The Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group is one of BidNet's 15 regional purchasing groups throughout the country which offers participating local government agencies an e-procurement solution. Platte Canyon invites all vendors to register online with the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations.


    With the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group, vendors register to access one centralized location with opportunities from 157 participating agencies throughout Colorado. By posting upcoming solicitations to the regional purchasing group, in addition to their website, Platte Canyon hopes to make it easier for more vendors to access their documents. They also hope to expand the reach of their solicitations to a more diverse vendor pool. Unlike the prior process of only publishing bids through the legal section of a local newspaper or mailing directly to known vendors, the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group provides a method to track all bid activity, including the details of vendors who have received or downloaded a bid.


    "Sometimes distributing a bid through a local newspaper just isn't enough," says Ashley Dalton, Assistant Manager of Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District. "Posting the bid for an entire regional community of vendors to see will help us reach more variety of qualified local suppliers. We like that with the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group we can quantifiably track the level of diversity."


    Platte Canyon invites all local vendors to visit and register to receive access to its upcoming solicitations as well as the upcoming bids and RFPs from 157 other public agencies participating on the Rocky Mountain Purchasing Group. Registered vendors also gain access to a team of experienced customer service support representatives and can upgrade their service to receive customized bid alerts, advanced notice of term contract expiration, and notification of a recently posted addendum .