March 10, 2009
Chesterfield, Des Peres, Kirksville & Rolla Are Latest License Offices Put Up for Bid
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon’s effort to make Missouri’s motor vehicle/driver license offices more efficient and accountable continued today with the release of bid proposals for four more local offices.
“The management of some of Missouri’s local license offices has been awarded in the past to local foundations, school districts or chambers of commerce,” Gov. Nixon said. “Most of them, however, have been given to partisan political supporters. Under our new way of doing business, anyone will be able to bid, and the person or group that puts forth the best business plan will run the office.”
The four offices that the state Office of Administration (OA) today put out bids (or Request for Proposals (RFPs)) for are Chesterfield, Des Peres, Kirksville and Rolla. Interested bidders will have five weeks to reply to the guidelines set forth in the RFPs.
Karen King Mitchell, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, said that maintaining or improving customer service will be the main goal of the bidding process.
“The teams that review the bids will be evaluating criteria such as the business plan of the bidder, the accessibility and security of the office site and the experience of the office manager,” Mitchell said. “Knowing that there is competition to operate the office should be an incentive for the bidders to work hard on their proposals and produce a plan that will result in good customer service.”
Services provided at the offices include the issuance and renewal of driver licenses, and the issuance and renewal of license plates for motor vehicles and registration tags for boats.
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 OA at (573) 751-2387.
The bidding time for several of Missouri’s 183 license offices has already closed. For a list of bidders on offices for which the bidding time has closed, you can go to http://oa.mo.gov/purch/dorlist.pdf.
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