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April 07, 2009

Bolivar, Bowling Green, Clinton, Dexter, Oakville and Sugar Creek License Office Management Latest To Go Up for Bid

Six local motor vehicle/license offices located in diverse parts of Missouri are the latest to have their management put up for bid as part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to increase the offices’ efficiency and accountability.

“When a person walks into a local license office, what he or she cares most about is how quickly and accurately they can get their driver’s license or license plates renewed,” Gov. Nixon said.  “Customers don’t care about the political affiliation of the person running the office, and neither should the state. The comprehensive bidding process implemented by my administration lets any person or group bid for the right to manage an office, and the customers will be the ultimate winners.”

The six offices that have been put up for bid this week are Bolivar, Bowling Green, Clinton, Dexter, Oakville and Sugar Creek.  Interested bidders will have five weeks (or until May 12th) to reply to the Request for Proposals (RFPs) released this week by the Office of Administration.

Karen King Mitchell, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, noted some of the criteria that the department will be looking for when reviewing the bids.

“Employee experience, a solid business plan, good customer service, financial stability, an accessible, secure office location and, if possible, a return of some of the profits to the state, are the criteria that matter the most,” Mitchell said.

Common transactions that are processed at local license offices include renewing or applying for a driver’s license, renewing or applying for registration on motor vehicles, boats and outboard motors, and applying for titles and paying sales taxes on these units.

Copies of the RFPs that bidders will use to develop their bids can be viewed at https://www.moolb.mo.gov/.  To review an RFP, select “Guest” on the home page, click on “Open Bids By Agency,” then scroll through the list of bids until you locate the appropriate one.  (Bid numbers for this week’s offices are located below.)  Additional information regarding the bidding process can be obtained at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/vendorinfo/DORoffices.pdf or by calling OA at (573) 751-2387.

The bidding time for 42 of Missouri’s 183 license offices has already closed.  For a list of bidders on offices for which the bidding time has closed, you can go to http://oa.mo.gov/purch/dorlist.pdf.  For a list of winning bids for license offices, please go to http://oa.mo.gov/purch/awardedfeeoffices.pdf.

Office FY08 Estimated Transactions FY08 Estimated Processing Fees Bid Number
Bolivar 47,858 $159,917 B3Z09257
Bowling Green 18,905 $62,938 B3Z09258
Clinton 42,318 $140,517 B3Z09259
Dexter 46,290 $152,929 B3Z09260
Oakville – St. Louis 74,940 $242,241 B3Z09261
Sugar Creek - Independence 64,527 $214,389 B3Z09262