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August 26, 2011

Interested Bidders Will Have Until Sept. 27 to Submit Proposals to Manage Aurora License Office

JEFFERSON CITY - Interested groups or individuals will have until Sept. 27 to bid to operate the Aurora License Office.

On Thursday, the Office of Administration 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.

Denise Blauvelt, the current agent, will no longer be the agent for the office, but she will stay until a new agent is selected.  The office will remain open until a new agent is chosen.

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 until Sept. 27 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 Aurora office conducted 25,155 transactions and generated $85,982 in agent processing fees.  The office is located at 316 E. Church St. in Aurora.  Potential bidders can propose to keep the office at the current address or submit another location in Aurora. 

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 Aurora office is B3Z12040.)  Additional information regarding the bidding process can be obtained at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/vendorinfo/DORoffices.pdf or by calling the Office of Administration at (573) 751-2387.


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