government services http://michiganradio.org en Kent County’s ‘reverse eBay’ saves thousands on supplies http://michiganradio.org/post/kent-county%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98reverse-ebay%E2%80%99-saves-thousands-supplies <p>Kent County is saving tens of thousands of dollars a year on supplies thanks&nbsp;<a href="https://www.accesskent.com/RFPPublishing/Auction.jsp">to a customized online auction</a>. The program is like the online auction site eBay in reverse.</p><p>When Kent County needs office supplies, like printer paper, it opens an auction online. It lists a maximum price it&rsquo;s willing to pay based on previous bills. Vendors offer to sell the county printer paper at that price or lower.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2012 22:00:46 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5604 at http://michiganradio.org Kent County’s ‘reverse eBay’ saves thousands on supplies Grand Rapids Police accepting reports for some crimes online http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-police-accepting-reports-some-crimes-online <p>People can report vandalism, petty theft, and other crimes that are not emergencies or incidents where the victim doesn’t know who did it to the <a href="http://grcrimereporting.grcity.us/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=GRPD_Web&amp;-loadframes">Grand Rapids Police online.</a></p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:18:14 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1050 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Rapids Police accepting reports for some crimes online