Two new commodity codes added to eMACS

The State of Montana recently added the following commodity codes to the Montana Acquisition & Contracting System (eMACS): 3956 – Professional Services – Concessionaire 5125 – Vehicles – Rental Car/Truck Services If either of these codes apply to your business and you wish to receive bidding opportunity notifications, you should log into your eMACS account … Read more

Montana releases state procurement forecast for first quarter of 2019

The federal government may be shut down, but state and local governments are still operating and continuing to buy all kinds of goods and services. Here in Montana, the State Procurement Bureau (SPB) just released its quarterly procurement forecast at http://vendorresources.mt.gov/ProcurementForecast. For general tips on how to use this forecast, please read our earlier post. Some … Read more

Quarterly Procurement Forecast Released

Four times a year, the State Procurement Bureau posts a forecast of anticipated purchases $5,000 and above for the current/upcoming quarter. The latest forecast, for October-December 2018, was just posted at http://vendorresources.mt.gov/ProcurementForecast. We encourage out clients to review these forecasts when they come out to see if the state is planning to procure any goods or services … Read more

New disclosure requirements take effect Monday, October 1 for entities doing business with the State of Montana

Photo of Governor Bullock signing executive order

On June 8 of this year, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Executive Order No. 15-2018, Requiring Disclosure of Dark Money Spending for Entities Doing Business with the State, which states “It is the policy of the executive branch that entities seeking to do business with the State of Montana must disclose contributions or expenditures they … Read more