SEATTLE, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI), the leader in government contracting business intelligence, announced today the availability of Onvia Exchange. Procurement professionals from state, local and educational agencies can now search the most comprehensive library of published purchasing records to quickly find example specifications they can use to accelerate their bid and RFP authoring process. This new offering is available to participating government agencies at no cost.
Irv Alpert, Onvia's Executive Vice President and Founder said, "We've heard from many government partners about the challenges they face with finding relevant examples and writing specifications. To address this problem we created Onvia Exchange as a resource they can use to not only find examples but also share their knowledge with other agencies across the country."
Participating agencies have said the following about Onvia Exchange:
- Purchasing agent for a county in Florida: "I simply love the idea of a comprehensive information exchange. Having access to an inclusive national library is crucial to best practices for writing specifications."
- Purchasing agent for a city in Texas: "This knowledge base will make my job easier: It's easy to use, flexible, has a great search engine, and contains long-term document storage and retrieval capability."
- Purchasing Manager for a county in California: "Onvia Exchange enables my team to be more efficient and productive when we need to write specifications."
Onvia Exchange is sourced, organized and displayed using the most modern search technology. Purchasers, at the forefront of the buying process, often spend valuable time researching and writing technical specifications and requirements for public sector solicitations. With Onvia Exchange, users can save time and easily identify relevant examples from the more than four million available bid and RFP specifications to help them streamline their research, authoring process and collaboration with the procurement community.
Alpert shared, "Our vision is that as we grow our community of agency users who contribute information, we will be able to provide procurement professionals the most complete resource for making informed purchasing decisions." Alpert added, "This exchange of information increases value not only to agencies but also to our clients who gain access to even more leads and more timely intelligence. Clients who sell products and services into the government market will receive a broader line of sight into historical records as well as short term and long term leads from agencies."
To learn more about Onvia Exchange and how to participate click here.
For over 15 years, Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI) has been delivering the data and tools companies rely on to succeed in the government contracting market, and agencies rely on to streamline and improve the procurement process. Onvia tracks and reports the spending of tens of thousands of federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single comprehensive source for conducting business with government.
For information about Onvia, visit http://www.onvia.com/
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