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July 30, 2010

Interested Bidders Will Have Until Aug. 26 to Submit Proposals to Manage Palmyra License Office

JEFFERSON CITY - Interested groups or individuals will have until Aug. 26 to bid to operate the Palmyra License Office.

The Office of Administration today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) asking for bids to manage the office.  The ability for people or groups to bid to run local license offices is part of Gov. Jay Nixon's reformed competitive process that requires the Missouri Department of Revenue to choose office agents that present the best proposals for customer service and financial efficiency.

Larry Markley, the current agent, will no longer be the agent for the Palmyra office.  His last day as agent will be Sept. 9.

Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, explained how the bidding process will work.  

"People or groups interested in managing the license office will have four weeks to respond to the Office of Administration with a bid," she said.  "All of the bids are then evaluated by a review team at the Department of Revenue, and the proposal that scores best in the areas of customer service, business experience, office location and other criteria is the one that is chosen."

During Fiscal Year 2010 (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010), the Palmyra office conducted roughly 15,000 transactions and generated an estimated $51,000 in agent processing fees.*  The office is located in the Marion County Courthouse at 100 S. Main St.  Potential bidders can propose to keep the office at the current address or submit another location in Palmyra. 

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

A copy of the RFP 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.  (The bid number for the Palmyra office is B3Z11027.)  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.


*Figures are based on 11 months of FY 2010 transactions and fees, with estimated totals for June 2010.