A BidSync Source client since 2005, the City of Fort Lauderdale significantly increased efficiencies in their bid management processes by switching from a paper-based procurement system to a fully automated eProcurement one.
The City of Fort Lauderdale Purchasing Department had long relied on paper-based methods to plan, prepare and publicize requests for proposals (RFPs) and bids. The city’s buyers often used letters sent via direct mail and fax to advertise RFPs and bid requests to known consultants and vendors. Bid request packets were then manually collated, printed and distributed via the postal service or fax to interested vendors. This process was not only tedious and time-consuming, but often exclusive. It was difficult to know if and when other qualified vendors entered the market and should be added to the solicitation notification list.