Bidders Will Present Business Plans to Operate Hartville, Kahoka, Linn, Louisiana, Vienna & Warsaw License Offices

Bidders
Will Present Business Plans to Operate Hartville, Kahoka, Linn, Louisiana, Vienna & Warsaw License Offices 

JEFFERSON
CITY – For decades, governors have
awarded Missouri’s 183 license offices based on
political patronage.  Implementing a new competitive system that emphasizes
efficient office operations and customer service is a top priority for Gov. Jay
Nixon.

“Although some offices in the past
have been awarded to local governments or not-for-profit groups, most were
awarded through a patronage system to political supporters,” Gov. Nixon said. 
“Now, each interested person or group competes to operate an office, and they
submit detailed plans that show how they will run their office.  This new
process is a vast improvement over the old system.”

The
governor also noted that he recently signed legislation that permanently puts
his new competitive bidding process into state law.

“Republicans and Democrats both
recognized that a change had to be made,” he said.  “Legislators saw the need
for reform and followed my lead by passing this much-needed and long-awaited
legislation.”

The six
offices put up for bid this week are in Hartville, Kahoka, Linn, Louisiana, Vienna and Warsaw.  Bidders will have five weeks (or until
August 25) to respond to bid proposals overseen by the Office of Administration
(OA).  Teams from the Missouri Department of Revenue will evaluate the
bids.

Alana M.
Barragán-Scott, acting director of the Department of Revenue, noted the benefits
of the new competitive process.

“New
bidders will bring fresh ideas to the table and current agents will now have an
incentive to review their operations and make improvements,” she said.  “The
department asks bidders to submit information about their past experience, plans
for hours of operation, the office location, and other office operations. 
Office customers will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this new and more
rigorous competition.”

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.

            Copies of the Request for
Proposals (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 time
to bid for 124 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
Thirty-eight offices have been awarded under the new bidding process.  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

Hartville

11,648

$38,715

B3Z10025

Kahoka

14,445

$49,252

B3Z10024

Linn

14,815

$49,290

B3Z10023

Louisiana

11,545

$38,062

B3Z10026

Vienna

15,940

$52,318

B3Z10022

Warsaw

35,715

$116,789

B3Z10021

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