The procurement forecast for the upcoming quarter has already been posted by the State Procurement Bureau at https://spb.mt.gov/Vendor-Resources/Procurement-Forecast. You may want to check back a few times in the coming days and weeks, as some agencies are slow in reporting and the forecast will be updated as those new forecasts come in. The forecast provides … Read more
The State of Montana has posted its procurement forecast for January- March 2020 at https://spb.mt.gov/Portals/221/Procurement%20Forecast/Final%20Report_1.2020.pdf?ver=2020-01-29-170955-970. This forecast includes anticipated state solicitations over $5,000. If you have any questions about how to read this forecast or how to position your company to supply these goods and services to the state, contact your local PTAC office.
I was reviewing minutes from the September 10 meeting of the Board of Madison County Commissioners and saw that they had approved the Cooperative Purchasing Memorandum of Understanding with the Montana Department of Administration. It reminded me that in Montana, local governments, school districts, tribal governments other “local procurement units” are permitted by law to … Read more
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
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
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
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