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May 19, 2009

Boonville, Cameron, Chaffee, Marshall, Monett & St. Clair License Offices Are Put Up for Bid

The state of Missouri put six more local motor vehicle/license offices up for bid today as part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to improve customer service in Missouri government.

“The management of all 183 of Missouri’s local license offices will be put up for bid this year,” Gov. Nixon said.  “While some of the offices have been run by local chambers of commerce and other civic groups, the vast majority were given away to political supporters of past governors.  The six bid proposals that are going out this week are just one more indication of the reform that is taking place in Missouri government.”

The governor also noted that the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation last week that will permanently put his bidding process into state law.

“There’s no turning back from the progress we’ve made,” Gov. Nixon said.

The six offices that have been put up for bid this week are Boonville, Cameron, Chaffee, Marshall, Monett and St. Clair.  Bidders will have five weeks (or until June 23) to respond to bid proposals administered by the Office of Administration (OA).  Teams from the Missouri Department of Revenue will evaluate the bids.

Karen King Mitchell, director of the Department of Revenue, noted some of the criteria that the department will use when considering bids.

“Customer service, hours of operation, the accessibility and security of the office location, the past business or license office experience of the office staff, and a possible return of some revenues to the state are just some of the standards the department will evaluate,” Mitchell said.

Common transactions that take place 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 Request for Proposals (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 the appropriate bid is located.  (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 time to bid for 72 of Missouri’s 183 license offices has ended.  The list of bidders on offices for which the bidding time has closed can be obtained at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/dorlist.pdf.  Fourteen offices have been awarded under the bidding process.  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
Boonville 30,919 $103,080 B3Z09324
Cameron 23,802 $78,882 B3Z09325
Chaffee 29,795 $95,732 B3Z09326
Marshall 37,431 $124,899 B3Z09327
Monett 33,706 $109,742 B3Z09328
St. Clair 26,047 $86,907 B3Z09329