The Licking license office reopened Thursday, Nov. 15. 

The Missouri Office of Administration is accepting management contract bids for the Licking License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate it by Oct. 28.

Prospective bidders may also tour the Licking office from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Oct. 14, to gain perspective on how a license office is operated. For a list of bid opportunities and bid response instructions, visit

In fiscal year 2015, more than 18,000 transactions were conducted at the Licking office, generating $59,480 in agent processing fees.

The Missouri Department of Revenue oversees 178 license offices that 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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