News | September 22, 2022

City Of Ellsworth Joins The Kansas Purchasing Group By Bidnet Direct

Ellsworth, KS (PRWEB) - The City of Ellsworth announced today that it has joined the Kansas Purchasing Group, an online eProcurement system that helps local governments post, distribute and manage RFPs, quotes, addendums and awards in a centralized location. Bidnet Direct’s Kansas Purchasing Group provides notification to registered vendors of new relevant solicitations, any addenda and award information from participating agencies across Kansas. The City of Ellsworth invites all vendors to register online at

Before joining the Kansas Purchasing Group in September 2022, the City of Ellsworth was distributing bids and managing the procurement process manually. As the 3rd participating local government agency to join the system, they are now able to streamline their bid process, saving time, increasing competition and achieving cost savings over the traditional paper-based bid process.

The City of Ellsworth is now able to distribute their open bids more effortlessly without increasing costs and have access to an extensive vendor pool, thereby enhancing competition. All vendors looking to respond to bids with local government agencies throughout the state can register online at: Registration is quick and easy and gives you instant access to matching bid opportunities in your industry.

“By joining many of our fellow local agencies as part of the Kansas Purchasing Group, we are part of a community that allows vendors to seek bid opportunities from agencies all over the state including, municipalities, special districts, schools and counties,” states Dustin Stambaugh, City Administrator of the City of Ellsworth. “By having one centralized location, distribution of bids has become so much easier and allows us to reach a large number of new vendors as well as our existing ones, which not only increases competition but provides our local vendors with more business opportunities to go after.”

Once registered, vendors can access bids, related documents, addendum and award information instantly. In addition, the Kansas 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.

Vendors looking for assistance registering on the Kansas Purchasing Group:, may contact Bidnet Direct’s vendor support team, who is available to answer any questions regarding the registration process or the bid system at 800-835-4603 option 2.

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

About the City of Ellsworth:
Ellsworth is a city in and the county seat of Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 3,066. Known as a cow town in the 1870s, when the Kansas Pacific Railroad operated a stockyard here for shipping cattle to eastern markets, in the 21st century, it serves as the trading center of the rural county.

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 Kansas 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

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