News Releases

March 2, 2009

Six More License Offices Go Up For Bid - Creve Coeur, High Ridge, Neosho, Nevada, Platte City & Sedalia

JEFFERSON CITY – The move to a more comprehensive, fair and efficient method to determine the management of local motor vehicle/license offices continued today with bid proposals being released for six more offices.

The six offices are in Creve Coeur, High Ridge, Neosho, Nevada, Platte City and Sedalia.

“One of my first actions as Governor was to fundamentally change how these offices will be awarded,” said Gov. Jay Nixon.  “Patronage and politics were the usual reasons people received offices in the past.  Now, each office will be bid out, and those who offer the best plans will be chosen to manage the offices.”

People or groups interested in bidding on an office will have five weeks to respond after the Request for Proposal (RFP) is released by the Office of Administration.  According to Karen King Mitchell, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, department personnel who have many years of experience working with local license offices will judge which of the bids is best.

“The criteria we’ll be looking at include the financial stability of the applicant, how accessible and secure a potential site is, how efficient the office will operate, and how customers will be treated,” Mitchell said.  “The ultimate goal will be for the offices to be financially sound and to provide excellent customer service to the people getting their license plates and driver licenses.”

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 the Office of Administration at (573) 751-2387.

A list of offices and bidders for which the RFP bid time has closed can be viewed at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/dorlist.pdf.

Office FY08 Estimated Transactions FY08 Estimated Processing Fees Bid Number
Creve Coeur 94,181 $314,451 B3Z09212
High Ridge 98,894 $330,755 B3Z09213
Neosho 57,372 $196,092 B3Z09214
Nevada 39,834 $132,989 B3Z09215
Platte City 75,600 $246,111 B3Z09216
Sedalia 83,629 $286,250 B3Z09217