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IPT by BidNet® government clients win top procurement honors

(Albany, NY, July 16, 2010) Ten government agencies which utilize online purchasing solutions through Interactive Procurement Technologies (IPT by BidNet®, www.iptbybidnet.com), were recently awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement from the National Purchasing Institute.

The honored agencies included outstanding public purchasing programs at state, county, city, utility, and educational agencies from across the country. This annual award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence in criteria designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

According to IPT Vice President Dan Ansell, “We are proud to work with these ten agencies, among hundreds across the country. They are leaders in outstanding public service, using technology and expertise to achieve streamlined operations and reduced costs, while adding support for vendors and increasing the transparency of government business.”

2010 AEP Award Recipients and their IPT network affiliations

Arapahoe County, Colorado, Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Keith Ashby, CPPO, Purchasing Manager

City of Rochester Hills, Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN)
Jean A. Farris, CPPB, Supervisor of Procurement

City of Troy, Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN)
Susan Leirstein, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Director

Eastern Municipal Water District, California, The Network
Daniel Howell, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing & Contracts

Lansing Community College, Bid4Michigan
Rebecca G. Beard, Ph.D., C.P.M., Director of Purchasing

Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, Bid4Michigan
Sergio Paneque, J.D., Director/Chris Mitchell, CPPB, Buyer Specialist

Potter County, Texas Bid System
Sharon Page, C.P.M., A.P.P., CTPM, Purchasing Agent

Poudre School District, Colorado, Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Jerel Nielsen, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing and Materials Manager

University of West Florida, Florida Online Bid System
Wendy Baudin, Procurement Manager

Wayne County Airport Authority, Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN)
Shelia Anderson, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Procurement

About IPT by BidNet

Interactive Procurement Technologies develops and manages online government purchasing systems, allowing for streamlined bidding and vendor management. They currently serve more than 300 agencies, 4,000 purchasing officials, and more than 100,000 vendors through 20+ networks across the country. More information is available at www.iptbybidnet.com, or by calling 800-677-1997.

For further information:

Timothy Riley
Director of Marketing
Tel.: (518) 438-0092
triley@bidnet.com
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