The City of Exeter joins the California Purchasing Group

Exeter, CA – The City of Exeter announced today that it has joined the California Purchasing Group, a regional purchasing group that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards online. The City of Exeter invites all potential vendors to register online with the California Purchasing Group to access its upcoming solicitations by visiting

In joining, the City of Exeter has become the 10th participating local government agency utilizing the system to streamline the purchasing process. The California Purchasing Group is a single, online location for managing sourcing information and activities and provides local California government agencies a method to minimize costs and time delays associated with the procurement process. The City of Exeter was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually before joining the system. In joining, the City of Exeter looks to save time, increase competition and achieve cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of Exeter now has access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition without increasing distribution costs. In addition to the existing vendors on the California Purchasing Group, all vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies can register online: The City of Exeter invites all current vendors not already registered on the purchasing group to do so today. Vendor registration is easy and takes only a few minutes online.

Registered vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information. In addition, the California Purchasing Group offers a value-added service to notify vendors of new bids targeted to their industry, all addenda associated with those bids and advance notice of term contract expiration. A robust NIGP code category list allows vendors registering to find the correct codes and receive matched bids.

“By using the California Purchasing Group, our valued vendors can now access not only our open bids, but those from other municipalities, counties and school districts throughout the state. In addition to the time savings we anticipate, our vendors will also benefit from registering in one location for all local bid opportunities. We invite all of our current vendors to register or contact the vendor support team with any questions,” stated Daymon Qualls, Public Works Director of the City of Exeter.

Vendors may register on the California Purchasing Group: bidnet direct’s vendor support team is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

Other local California government agencies looking to switch from a manual bid process, please contact the California Purchasing Group for a demonstration of the no-cost sourcing solution.

About the City of Exeter:

The City of Exeter is in Tulare County, California, United States. It is situated in the San Joaquin Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The city has a population of over 10,000. Boasting the finest navel oranges in the world, Exeter, California, has a rich agricultural heritage built on a hundred years of American tradition. Exeter is known for growing the sweetest oranges in the world and as the “Citrus Capital of the World”.

About bidnet direct:

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