Regional Bid Notification System

The County of Putnam utilizes a shared bidder’s list with over 141 governments throughout the state. The Empire State Bid System is a group of municipal agencies located throughout the state that joined forces to create a Regional Bid Notification System to allow easy access to bid and contract opportunities.

Over 41,000 local government contracting opportunities are available on this system.

Local Businesses can now gain access to all ESPG participating agencies contracting opportunities from a single website. This system provides instant access to the Purchasing Department’s Bids, RFP’s, Quotes, Amendments and Awards online. Local government agencies from Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester utilize this system.

Vendor Registration Options

Vendors that would like access to contracting opportunities from agencies using this system have two options when registering. Businesses should compare both options and determine which is best for their company.

Free Registration – there is no charge for businesses to register and gain access to contracting opportunities. Businesses who select the free registration option have access to the site 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Businesses can search by each municipal agency to determine what contracting opportunities are currently available and download the bidding documents from the system.

E-mail Notification – Businesses can receive instant alerts by e-mail for all formal Bids and RFP’s, all Quotes and all Amendments. There is a $89.95 annual fee for automatic e-mail notifications. This fee is hundreds of dollars less than most Bid Service Bureaus charge and is considerably less than paying for newspaper subscriptions to search for Public Notices of contracting opportunities.

The Regional Bid Notification System is operated by BidNet on behalf of the participating agencies. If you need assistance when registering, please contact BidNet at 800-835-4603. BidNet provides all technical and vendor support for the ESPG system and will be happy to assist you at any time.

To Register please visit