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 DemandStar.com. 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 bid opportunities.
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 online 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 again.
Should you have any further questions regarding this matter, please call my office at (815) 740-4605.