News Releases

April 21, 2009

Bridgeton, Festus, Nixa, Potosi, Savannah and Waynesville License Offices Are Up for Bid

Gov. Jay Nixon’s comprehensive bidding process to help increase accountability and efficiency in all 183 of Missouri’s local license offices continued this week with six more offices being put up for bid.

The management of the six offices will be awarded to the person or group that submits the best bid.  Bidders will have five weeks (or until May 26) to submit proposals to the Office of Administration (OA) for the operation of the offices in Bridgeton, Festus, Nixa, Potosi, Savannah and Waynesville.

“Although some offices in the past have been awarded to chambers of commerce or other non-partisan groups, the vast majority were given to people strictly because of patronage politics,” Gov. Nixon said.  “Under our system, all offices will be bid out, and the main goals are to obtain excellent customer service and the best return for the state.”

Karen King Mitchell, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, said the bidding process has been going well, and urged potential bidders to be thorough when completing the Request for Proposals (RFPs).

“It’s important for bidders to give us complete information,” she said.  “Bids that have detailed proposals on customer service, a bidder’s experience and the office location will be more favorably evaluated than bids that are incomplete or vague.”

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

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 the appropriate bid is located.  (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 52 of Missouri’s 183 license offices has ended.  The list of bidders on offices for which the bidding time has closed can be obtained at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/dorlist.pdf.  For a list of winning bids for license offices, please go to http://oa.mo.gov/purch/awardedfeeoffices.pdf.

Office FY08 Estimated Transactions FY08 Estimated Processing Fees Bid Number
Bridgeton 72,222 $242,149 B3Z09278
Nixa 60,021 $198,635 B3Z09279
Potosi 35,256 $115,478 B3Z09280
Savannah 33,970 $112,486 B3Z09281
Twin City - Festus 72,618 $238,679 B3Z09282
Waynesville 71,638 $231,126 B3Z09283