Site selection and meeting management firm HelmsBriscoe has teamed up with StarCite, an online site selection company based in Philadelphia, to offer its corporate, association, and government clients more efficient services.

The two companies have co-developed a unique version of StarCite’s Online Marketplace. When conducting site searches, Helms Briscoe's preferred suppliers and contacts will come up first, enabling the company's 400-plus sales associates to take advantage of those relationships to find the best deals for their clients. HelmsBriscoe associates will also have access to reporting tools that detail the company’s spend by meeting, supplier, or chain-again, strengthening their negotiating position.

StarCite’s Online Marketplace includes information about more than 53,000 suppliers. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HelmsBriscoe aims to process 10,000 RFPs (requests for proposals) online through StarCite in the next year.