Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District Joins Rocky Mountain Online Shopping System | News

The Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District, acting by and through its water operations business, today officially announced that it has joined the Purchasing System Rocky Mountain e-Procurement, a direct bidnet online procurement solution that serves nearly 350 local government agencies across Colorado and Wyoming a solution for the management of offers and suppliers.

PUEBLO, Colo., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District, acting by and through its Water Activities Business, today officially announced that it had joined Rocky Mountain’s e-procurement system, a direct bidnet online procurement solution that supplies nearly 350 government agencies across Colorado and Wyoming a solution for the management of offers and suppliers. The Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District invites all potential vendors to register online at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/secwcd to access its upcoming solicitations.

Prior to joining the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, the Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District posted solicitations directly on its own website. This process will continue with solicitations, but all vendors must register with Rocky Mountain’s online purchasing system to upload materials and view full solicitation details. By posting future solicitations on Rocky Mountain’s e-procurement system, the Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District will be able to track every step of the process and have an appeals process. offers much more transparent. Participating government agencies using Rocky Mountain’s online purchasing system can track all business details of vendors who view an RFP, which ones upload related documents, and, if necessary, whether they have seen an addendum.

“With Rocky Mountain’s online shopping system, we can even see if a vendor who uploads our offerings is a minority business, a small business, or a local business,” says Kevin Meador, principal engineer of the Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District. “This level of tracking, both before and after award, was simply not possible from our website and is very useful for auditing and due diligence.”

The Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District invites all local vendors to access its upcoming solicitations by joining Rocky Mountain’s electronic purchasing system. Benefits of registering at http://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/secwcd include:

  • Central location for opportunities from all 344 participating agencies
  • Notice of Term – Expiry of Contract
  • Custom auction alerts for products or services provided by vendors
  • Complete customer service

About the Southeast Colorado Water Conservation District:

The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (project) is a transmountain diversion that supplies the southeast Colorado with an improved supplementary water supply for irrigation, municipal and industrial uses, hydroelectric power generation and recreational opportunities. The project also provides flood control in the area and is designed to maintain or improve fish and wildlife habitats.

The project gets its name from the fact that it collects approximately 57,400 acre-feet of water each year from the Fryingpan River basin on the western slope of the Continental Divide and delivers it via the Arkansas River to the eastern slope at short of water.

About bidnet direct:

bidnet direct, powered by mdf commerce, is a regional buying group procurement solution available free of charge to local government agencies nationwide. bidnet direct operates regional buying groups, including the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, in all 50 states that are used by more than 1,600 local governments. To learn more and for your government agency to gain transparency and efficiency in their purchases, please visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/buyers

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