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The MiDEAL Advantage
Extended purchasing leads to reduced costs, derived from leveraged purchasing power, improved specifications and increased competition. The advantages are not limited to actual dollar savings on goods. Indirect savings are also realized through elimination of administrative duplication:
- Writing & updating specifications, and drafting solicitations;
- Maintaining a large, diverse pool of potential bidders;
- Accepting, reviewing, and evaluating bid responses and making award recommendations;
- Testing and researching items;
- Negotiating contracts.