Cloud-based platform streamlines discovery of solicitations and contracting opportunities for vendors and small businesses, boosts competitive bidding and maximizes taxpayer dollar spend
SEATTLE, Wash. – June 14, 2018 – Procurement Search, the leading procurement and solicitation search engine, today announced that Sound Transit, the public transit agency serving the Seattle metropolitan area, has gone live, listing for the first time their solicitations on the Procurement Search platform (procurementsearch.com). Sound Transit has selected Procurement Search to help support their contractor and vendor outreach and to improve the competitiveness of their bids and the value they bring to taxpayers.
The implementation by Sound Transit demonstrates Procurement Search’s ability to provide robust, simple, and effective solutions for vendor outreach across a variety of sectors, including construction, architecture and engineering, professional services, and goods. With this implementation, Procurement Search and Sound Transit are poised to open up contracting opportunities to a much wider and more diverse vendor pool, improving use of taxpayer dollars and increasing contracting among firms that better reflect the demographics of the Seattle-area business community.
“By partnering with Procurement Search, Sound Transit is sending a message to the Seattle-area small business community that they are ready to work with new firms, that they are open for business,” said Steve Havelka, Chief Executive Officer at Procurement Search.
Featuring a robust search technology platform and modern, mobile-friendly user interface, Procurement Search removes technological barriers to access and opens up contracting to more businesses, especially those from historically underutilized communities. Procurement Search is active in several metropolitan areas across the Pacific Northwest and in the Mid-Atlantic region, with plans for nationwide expansion actively underway.
“We have been working with Procurement Search for over a year and find the services beneficial to small businesses in our transit region. Contractor outreach is an important part of the work we do, to ensure we work with DBEs and state-certified firms around the region. Procurement Search is an important conduit to our work.”
We are so grateful to Jared Wiener for this opportunity to get the word out to small businesses on how PDXProcurementSearch can help them find the most government contracting opportunities targeted to their business, in the shortest amount of time.
As PDXProcurementSearch grows, we’re learning new ways to talk about how it can help both Oregon small businesses and Oregon government agencies.
PDXProcurementSearch.com and ORProcurementSearch.com also benefit government agencies by making less outreach and marketing work for their procurement teams.
Now, instead of just one agency marketing its own opportunities, each agency that points to the site helps all of the other agencies as well.
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