To All Will County Vendors:
It is the objective of Will County to purchase at the lowest possible
cost, consistent with the needs of the user departments and, that
the taxpayers receive the maximum value for each dollar spent. Therefore,
I am pleased to announce that Will County has recently joined with
DemandStar.com, one of the leading government purchasing networks
on the Internet. This system brings together an extensive database
of government agencies and vendors and enables us to improve our service
to you by providing automatic bid notification and instant access
to bid information via the Web or fax-on-demand.
I encourage you to consider participating in our new
system of electronic purchasing. Membership in the DemandStar.com
network offers your company a number of important benefits: You will
receive automatic, immediate notification of Invitations to Bid and
RFPs issued by the County and any other governmental agency located
in Will County that participates in the DemandStar.com network. As
other suburban Will County agencies come on-line, you will receive
automatic notification of their bid opportunities as well.
You will be notified only of opportunities relevant
to your business. You will be able to view bid documents from the
internet at no charge. You can also download the bid documents from
this site. There will be a small fee to download documents if you
are not a member of Demand Star. You can receive notification by either
e-mail or fax.
Our purchasing information will be available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week on our web site www.willcountyillinois.com and
on the DemandStar.com fax-on-demand system.
DemandStar.com has been actively working with other
governmental agencies in our region to expand participation in the
DemandStar.com network. Participation in the DemandStar.com system
is not a necessary requirement for doing business with the County.
You will still be able to get bid information at no cost by monitoring
the newspaper for our legal ads, calling our office, and searching
our web site for new information. However, if you choose not to register
with DemandStar.com you will not receive automatic notification of
Visits by sales representatives to the Purchasing Department
are welcomed. It is recommended that you schedule your visits by telephoning
for appointments in order to more productively utilize the time of
both parties, Buyers and Salespersons.
You may register on-line at www.DemandStar.com or by requesting a
faxed registration form by calling (800) 711-1712. The annual membership
fee is $30 per county. Note: If you are already registered with DemandStar.com
for any other agencies located in Will County, you need not register
Should you have any further questions regarding this matter, please
call my office at (815) 740-4605.
Phone: (815) 740-4605
Fax: (815) 740-4604 or 774-7465
Will County Office Building
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432