Information for Buyers

Welcome to MissouriBUYS – a secure statewide eProcurement system being implemented by the State of Missouri. MissouriBUYS is powered by WebProcure, through our partner, Perfect Commerce. Once fully implemented, MissouriBUYS will be a user-friendly, one-stop shop for state agency procurements and for use by state university, local government and political subdivision buyers in Missouri. 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, and being able to receive electronic responses to bids.

Bid Board

On September 8, 2015 the Division of Purchasing began using the Bid Board in MissouriBUYS as its new bid posting and automated notification site. Features of the Bid Board include having a consolidated location for buyers to post bid opportunities, automated notifications about new bid opportunities being sent to registered vendors based on commodity code matches, and having a system with easy search capabilities.

Additional state agencies began transitioning their bid postings to the consolidated public Bid Board in July 2016. As state agencies continue the transition to posting their bids on the consolidated public Bid Board, the Division of Purchasing will update the Agency Bid Proposal Sites listing that reflects where agency bids can be found.

Once all state agencies are utilizing the Bid Board to post their bids, buyers for state universities, local governments and political subdivisions in Missouri will be able to post their local bid opportunities on the Bid Board.

Catalogs and Online Shopping

MissouriBUYS includes online supplier catalogs which can easily be used by state agencies, state universities, local governments and political subdivisions in Missouri to purchase products and services electronically in a manner similar to retail online shopping. Many of the online supplier catalogs available for buyers to use will originate from the state’s current, approved statewide and agency contracts.

When fully implemented, state, university, local government and political subdivision buyers will have the ability to view contract catalogs online and place orders online using a purchase order or procurement card. Purchasing products and services electronically from supplier catalogs in MissouriBUYS will be easy and beneficial to entities that may not have sufficient staff to handle all of their organization’s procurement needs.

Cooperative Procurement

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 400 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 these contracts as a direct path to purchase needed products and services. Converting many of the existing statewide contracts into online catalogs in MissouriBUYS will provide easier access for cooperative procurement members and a more efficient means to place orders for products and services. Additional information regarding the state’s Cooperative Procurement Program can be found through the links below.

When fully implemented, state, university, local government and political subdivision buyers will have the ability to announce bid opportunities on the Bid Board, obtain quotes and place orders for products and services electronically. Updates and announcements will be posted on the MissouriBUYS website. Check back frequently for new information regarding this exciting procurement tool for the State of Missouri.