Vendors Need to Register
All vendors who sell products and/or services to the state need to ensure their business is registered with the Office of Administration through MissouriBUYS. Once registered, vendors can receive automated email notifications of bid opportunities, respond to solicitations electronically, self-maintain their own account including identifying their commodity categories, manage user access/permissions for their organization, manage their solicitation opportunities, easily view and access their contracts, and view purchase orders.
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 update. State agencies began posting their bids on the MissouriBUYS Bid Board in 2016. Some state agencies need to post their small procurements on their website so vendors can also monitor the state agency bid sites listed here.
Bid Locator Tool - Explore Missouri Government Bid Opportunities
Through the MissouriBUYS Bid Board, the State of Missouri offers its vendors 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 find additional public sector bid opportunities without having to search multiple sites which saves time for the vendor. Using the search fields and the available FILTERS, all public users can find and select the bid that interests them and be redirected to the governmental entity’s bid site for additional details. To use the MissouriBUYS Bid Locator Tool, go to the Bid Board and click on the Bid Locator Tool button.
Purchases by State Agencies
State agencies are purchasing products and services through MissouriBUYS. Vendors may receive purchase order requests through MissouriBUYS/WebProcure (from MissouriBUYS@perfect.com) or directly from the state agencies. Requisitions, purchase orders, catalogs/contracts, receipts and invoices are being initiated and processed through MissouriBUYS/WebProcure.