April 21, 2009

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Orange County Government urges local businesses to bid on products, goods, services

GOSHEN – Orange County officials Monday encouraged local businesses to bid on products, goods and services the county needs.

“During these difficult economic times and with the Federal Stimulus Program kicking into full swing, there is a lot of interest in doing business with Orange County and government agencies,” said County Executive Edward Diana. “If you are interested in doing business with us, Orange County Government has a variety of tools to help you to research bids and requests for proposals. I encourage all businesses who in the past may not have considered government contracting to visit our website. The process is open and easy to navigate.”

Acting Purchasing Director Steven Gross said those wishing to do business with government may log on periodically to the county website and check what bids have been posted, or for a small fee businesses can register their email address at www.govbids.com and be immediately notified of bid postings by any of the 39 municipalities which make up the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group.”

Orange County is a member of the Hudson Valley Purchasing Group which includes Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Westchester, Putnam and Orange counties as well as many local municipalities and school districts including Orange-Ulster BOCES. In all, over 39 municipal entities make up the group. 

To register, visit the Orange County website at www.orangecountygov.com, click on Purchasing Department and click on Current Bids and Proposals.


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