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DTMB's new MiBid surplus site highlighted in Oct. 25 Government Technology article
October 27, 2023
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget’s (DTMB) newly revamped MiBid auction site for surplus sales was recently highlighted in an Oct. 25 article from Government Technology.
The article explores how DTMB developed an in-house website for surplus sales that would enhance security and provider a greater end-user experience. A previous site was hosted by a third-party vendor, but as that contract neared expiration, the idea of hosting the site internally blossomed. In addition, by creating and hosting the new MiBid site in-house, DTMB projects and annual savings of nearly $250,000.
The new site launch was a large project that required multiple team leaders and a collaboration between Ron Turner, surplus services supervisor; Ryan Latourette, IT manager; and Navpreet Gothra, IT project manager. The team addressed several challenges during the project, including supporting real-time updates on a public-facing security and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Before launching the new platform, the team spent hours testing to make sure it met requirements.
Read the full article online: eBay for Gov: How Michigan Built Its Own Secure Action Site, Government Technology, Oct. 25.
To access the new MiBid surplus site, visit Michgian.gov/MiBid.
Additional information about DTMB Surplus Services program is also available online.