Leading Public Sector Online Marketplace Adds 1,000. added local


SEATTLE, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DemandStar, the free and easy e-procurement marketplace for government contracts, announced it has reached 1,000 local governments on the DemandStar platform, accelerating its industry-leading growth. DemandStar achieved a 32 percent increase in the government’s annual contract value, now totaling more than $4.6 billion.

“DemandStar has been a great addition to our university bidding process. It’s easy to use and has allowed us to simplify our bidding process by making it more electronic.” – Ashley Sliger, Contract Compliance Manager, Missouri State University.

375 local government agencies joined DemandStar in 2021, accessing its online network of over 100,000 businesses of all sizes to increase competition for their offers/RFPs. To date, in 2022, over 112 local governments have joined.

“Government spending is returning and is going online more than ever,” said Ben Vaught, CEO of DemandStar. “More and more local governments are resuming projects that were put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic and are turning to online shopping marketplaces like DemandStar for help.”

DemandStar member agencies range from local cities, libraries and fire departments to statewide governing bodies, countywide public school boards and highway infrastructure organizations. Businesses range from large government contractors to many small businesses, minority and women-owned businesses, and companies seeking their first government contract.

Newly added government agencies include:

  • Las Animas County, CO
  • Embrey-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL
  • Walton County, FL
  • Cherokee County School District, GA
  • Idaho Association of Highway Districts, ID
  • Park District Arlington Heights, IL
  • DeKalb County, IL Housing Authority
  • Housing Authority of East St. Louis, IL
  • Saline County, KS
  • Kentucky Educational Development Corporation, Ky
  • City of Litchfield, MI
  • Republic City, MO
  • State University of Missouri, MO
  • Raleigh Durhan Airport Authority, NC
  • Consolidated Utility District of Rugherford County, TN
  • City of Manassas, Virginia
  • City of Herndon, VA
  • Racine County, WI
  • Essex Westford School District, VT

Government partners and companies interested in joining DemandStar’s government procurement marketplace can learn more at demandstar.com.

DemandStar builds communities by connecting government agencies with quality suppliers of all sizes, quickly and efficiently. Founded in 1998, the company pioneered the concept of the online marketplace for government procurement and now serves as the gateway for public sector partnerships between government agencies and suppliers both locally and nationally across the United States. For more information or for government agencies and suppliers interested in joining DemandStar’s procurement network, please visit Demandstar.com or call (206) 940-0305.

Press contact: Sharyn Tom

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