Sign a Cooperative Purchasing Memorandum of Understanding
The State of Montana requires that interested local governments, school districts, and tribal governments sign a Cooperative Purchasing Memorandum of Understanding before utilizing state contracts. This agreement must be approved by a local government or tribal official and returned via email, fax, or mail to the State Procurement Bureau.
Term Contracts & eMACS Marketplace
Purchases made utilizing a statewide term contract must be placed directly with the contract vendor. Approved Local Public Procurement Units may also use the eMACS Marketplace to purchase goods from various statewide term contracts.
Twice per model year, the State of Montana issues bids for passenger cars and light-duty trucks (up to 1 ton). Bids are issued once per model year for patrol vehicles. Local governments and tribal governments may include their vehicle purchases along with the State's order by submitting the proper request forms by the established deadlines. The State will solicit bids from vendors and notify local governments and tribal governments of the results.
Vehicle orders for the requisition time schedule must be placed with the SPB; see Agency Vehicle Purchasing for more information.