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Austin District Selects e-Procurement and Contract Management Solutions

The Austin Independent School District is leaving its paper-based procurement and contract management processes behind and adopting the efficiencies of the cloud with BidSync Source™ and BidSync Contract™.

“With a growing school district of nearly 86,000 students that has become increasingly diverse, our contracting and procurement needs have outgrown the manual, paper-based processes we previously had in place,” said Nicole Conley, Chief Financial Officer for Austin Independent School District.

BidSync Source and BidSync Contract provide instant visibility into spending and contract management processes, so data and status that previously required a great deal of research can be understood in a glance. The system also allows for increased competition, which promotes lower costs.

“BidSync gives us the ability to be truly strategic in our sourcing and contract negotiations and take our entire procurement program to a new level,” Conley added.

Tailored to help public sector organizations streamline their procurement processes, BidSync eProcure is a web-based system that helps track and manage the purchasing lifecycle. Vendors can respond electronically to the school district’s bid opportunities via secure, encrypted lockbox technology.

“Cloud-based procurement and contract lifecycle management bring increased efficiencies to every step of the process and they will be able to increase their volume of bids with less effort,” said Sabrina Stover, CEO of BidSync. "By tapping into our national database of 700,000 suppliers, they will take advantage of the savings that go hand-in-hand with increased competition.”