MERX launches rebuild Fort McMurray initiative

MERX offers free electronic tendering service to buyers and suppliers to support Fort McMurray rebuilding efforts.

OTTAWA, June 2, 2016 /CNW/ - MERX Networks Inc. ("MERX"), a subsidiary of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), today announced the launch of a free service offering to help buyers and suppliers support the extraordinary relief and rebuilding efforts for Fort McMurray. The crisis in the Fort McMurray area represents one of the most costly natural disasters in Canadian history. MERX is offering organizations the ability to post Fort McMurray related projects for free in order to reach and attract vendors, skilled trades and professionals. MERX is also offering the entire vendor community free electronic access to these rebuilding opportunities.

 "In the wake of this crisis, suppliers from all across Canada want to help by offering their products, services and expertise." said Jean-Michel Stam, President, MERX Networks. "As a Canadian company MERX is pleased to present a platform with over 200,000 suppliers to support Canada wide rebuilding outreach and communication."

MERX, one of Canada's leading electronic tendering solutions, will provide public and private sector organizations wishing to post relief related projects such as sourcing, reconstruction, demolition, and environmental remediation with free access to suppliers willing and able to help them. Buying organizations simply need to register in the program by calling the MERX Buyer Support line at
1-888-738-3005 or 613-727-4987. Enrollment grants access to a special account that allows notices posted with #FortMcMurray in their notice descriptions to receive distinct placement for easy identification and distribution to suppliers.

 "We should all be proud. The Government of Canada and province of Alberta provided hundreds of millions of dollars in needed disaster relief and assistance. Their pledges to match Canadian Red Cross donations, rallied donors from across the country and around the world to contribute more than $100 million dollars to help the residents of Fort McMurray. The support from other Canadian provinces has also been incredible" said Paul Bodnoff, VP Operations, MERX Networks. "I'm thrilled to announce that MERX will be there to help make the connections that will drive complex rebuilding efforts forward." The MERX #FortMcMurray support program is available immediately.

The entire supplier network is also being informed of the launch of this initiative and will be provided assistance to tune their matching profiles to include opportunities to help rebuild Fort McMurray.

About MERX
MERX, ( ) a subsidiary of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), is a leading provider of electronic tendering services in Canada. MERX helps thousands of private and public organizations reduce strategic sourcing costs while improving efficiencies and accountability to stakeholders. For more than 17 years, MERX has helped suppliers find business opportunities within the private and public sector including all levels of government in Canada and the U.S. With hundreds of billions of dollars in goods and services tendered through a global network of over 200,000 suppliers, MERX enables any organization to strategically optimize procurement with a 360 degree perspective of needs, supply and supplier performance. 


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For further information: MERX Networks Inc.: Paul Bodnoff, Vice-President Operations, MERX Networks Inc., Tel.: 613-727-4886, Toll Free: 1-800-964-6379, Email:

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