July 10, 2013
Missouri license offices will soon be up for competitive bid
JEFFERSON CITY - The contracts for the majority of 182 Missouri license offices will soon be up for renewal -- providing interested individuals and groups with an opportunity to operate one or more of the license offices located throughout the state.
All of the license offices were put out for bid under the competitive procurement process in 2009. Contracts were awarded for one year with three one-year renewal options. The move toward a competitive procurement process of the license offices overhauled the way local motor vehicle and driver's license offices are awarded and was one of the first actions of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.
"This is an opportunity for qualified individuals and groups to run a successful small business in Missouri," said John Mollenkamp, acting director of the Department of Revenue.
Bidders must have an active Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). Additional information on the procurement process is available on the Department of Revenue's website at License Office Bid Fact Sheet.
The Department of Revenue, through the Office of Administration, will post a Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of the license offices in the coming weeks. Interested bidders will have approximately four weeks to bid on operating any of the offices. Bids will be evaluated on areas such as expertise of the personnel proposed, methods proposed for performing the services and whether the individual or entity is a not-for profit, political subdivision, a Missouri Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) or a Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise.
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