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November 13, 2009

Greenfield License Office Contract is Up for Bid Until Dec. 17

JEFFERSON CITY - Interested groups or individuals will have until Dec. 17 to bid to operate the Greenfield License Office. 

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

This is the third proposal that has been put forth for the Greenfield office.  The first RFP issued for the office resulted in no responses.  A second RFP attracted one bidder, but the proposed location for the office was deemed inadequate.

Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, stressed the importance of selecting a quality bid.

"The department scrutinizes the bids and is determined to select an agent that will provide good service and a secure, accessible office for the citizens of the Greenfield area," she said.  "I'm hopeful that a successful bidder will emerge by the end of the year."

During Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008), the Greenfield office conducted an estimated 13,136 transactions and generated an estimated $43,276 in processing fees.  The current Greenfield License Office agent is Darrell Preston, and the office is located at 100 S. Main St.  Potential bidders can propose to keep the office at the current address or provide a new location in Greenfield. 

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 Greenfield office is B3Z10131.)  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.