October 21, 2013
West Plains License Office contract up for bid
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the West Plains License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate the West Plains License Office by Nov. 15.
A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) bidders are required to use to develop their bids can be viewed here. Prospective bidders may also tour the West Plains office from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 to gain perspective on how a license office is operated.
In fiscal year 2013, more than 55,200 transactions were conducted at the West Plains office, generating $181,983 in agent processing fees.
The Missouri Department of Revenue oversees 182 license offices which are each operated by independent agents. All of the license offices were put out for bid under the competitive procurement process in 2009. Contracts were awarded for one year with three one-year renewal options. The move toward a competitive procurement process of the license offices overhauled the way local motor vehicle and driver license offices are awarded and was one of the first actions of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.
Bids will be evaluated on areas such as expertise of the personnel proposed, methods proposed for performing the services and whether the individual or entity is a not-for-profit, political subdivision, a Missouri Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) or a Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise.
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