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Government Buyers: Meet Diversity Targets, Find Nearby Suppliers & Eliminate RFIs by Email

New York, NY — Government/public sector buyers hard pressed to find the right new suppliers to bid on new commodities or on existing projects now have a solution. The over 700,000 manufacturers, distributors and service companies available on the ThomasNet.com platform give these buyers the ability to find local and diverse suppliers of a broad range of commodities including grounds maintenance, lab testing supplies, industrial machinery and safety equipment.

 During the NIGP Forum (The National Institute for Public Procurement) August 1-5 in Kansas City, Missouri, participants will learn how to use ThomasNet's Supplier Discovery application to create a targeted list of trusted suppliers and view in-depth profiles which include capabilities, equipment lists, product information, brands carried, demographics, ownership and diversity information, quality certifications and video plant tours and product demonstrations to help in the decision to add suppliers to the shortlist.

 The free platform has five other applications including Diversity & Quality, where buyers can find one of the largest free databases of woman-owned, minority, disadvantaged and small businesses, including certificates available for download. Buyers can also find companies classified by 80 different certifications/registrations, such as ANSI, ISO, Nadcap, SAE, ITAR, FDA, FAA and MIL-SPEC. In addition, a new Custom Quotes service allows buyers to submit an RFQ and receive up to five quotes from qualified suppliers.

The ThomasNet.com team, led by Audience Outreach Manager Kristin Carty, will be at booth 900 to show buyers how to streamline their work using this free platform. Ms. Carty also provides free onsite instruction (or webinars) on ThomasNet.com for corporate, nonprofit and government sourcing and engineering teams. For more information, please contact her at .

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