MissouriBUYS is a secure, web-based statewide eProcurement system implemented by the State of Missouri with its partner, Perfect Commerce (a PROACTIS Company), using their WebProcure application. MissouriBUYS is a user-friendly, one-stop shop for state agency procurements (from request to invoice). Some of the benefits to buyers include being able to announce bid opportunities on a consolidated Bid Board that offers greater visibility to vendors, being able to easily search for vendors in MissouriBUYS, automated notifications of bid opportunities to vendors, online bidding for vendor responses, a consolidated public Contract Board, and order management (requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, catalogs, receipts, and invoices).
The Division of Purchasing began using the MissouriBUYS Bid Board in 2015 to post new bid opportunities which generates automated notifications to vendors registered in MissouriBUYS based on commodity codes entered during a vendor’s registration or profile updates. Some additional features of the Bid Board include having a consolidated location for state agency buyers to post bid opportunities, the ability for buyers to receive electronic bid responses from vendors and having easy search capabilities. State agencies began posting their bids on the MissouriBUYS Bid Board in 2016. Some state agencies need to post their small procurements on their agency’s bid site. Click here for a list of state agency bids sites.
Bid Locator Tool - Explore Missouri Government Bid Opportunities
Through the MissouriBUYS Bid Board, the State of Missouri offers a premium Bid Locator Tool featuring consolidated bid opportunities in one convenient location for all levels of government (local, state and federal) and political subdivisions in Missouri. The MissouriBUYS Bid Board HOSTS bid opportunities posted by State of Missouri agencies, and the MissouriBUYS Bid Locator Tool LOCATES these state agency bids along with bids posted by local governments and political subdivisions in Missouri including cities, counties, school districts, universities, transportation departments and many others.
The Bid Locator Tool search engine crawls websites throughout Missouri helping vendors and others find additional public sector bid opportunities without having to search multiple sites. Using the search fields and FILTERS, users can find and select the bid that interests them and be redirected to the governmental entity’s bid site for additional details. Missouri’s local governments and political subdivisions are encouraged to confirm their entity’s bid landing site is being captured by the MissouriBUYS Bid Locator Tool search functionality by going to the Bid Locator Tool’s Missouri Government Entities site.
Catalogs and Online Shopping
MissouriBUYS includes online supplier catalogs which can easily be used by state agencies to purchase products and services electronically in a manner similar to retail online shopping. The online supplier catalogs are created from the state’s current, approved statewide and agency contracts.
Under the state’s Cooperative Procurement Program, political subdivisions and quasi-public governmental bodies are able to purchase products and services through statewide contracts. Currently, there are over 500 statewide contracts available, and each of these contracts has gone through a competitive bidding or competitive procurement process that legally satisfies the bidding requirements contained in Chapter 34 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Approved governmental entities are encouraged to use statewide contracts as a direct path to purchase needed products and services. To search for statewide contracts, go to the MissouriBUYS Contract Board and search for ‘statewide’; or click on the Statewide Contract Search button. Click here for additional information about the state’s Cooperative Procurement Program.