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Montana's State Procurement Bureau (SPB) launched its new electronic Montana Acquisition and Contracting System (eMACS) in July 2015. This system replaces the OneStop Vendor Portal and is now the point of access for all formal solicitations.

For more information about this system or to obtain training materials, please contact Bonny McCabe at the State Procurement Bureau at 406-444-3322 or by email at: Or visit the bureau's Vendor Resources page to access Training Resources.

In order to submit an electronic response to solicitations posted through eMACS, vendors must be registered users of the system. As a potential vendor it is to your advantage to become a registered user. Through eMACS, vendors will receive automatic notification when solicitations are posted that match vendors' services, ensuring vendors to no miss potential opportunities.

Access to eMACS is via the state's ePass portal. Vendors that to not have an ePass account may creat one here. Instructions for creating an ePass account and completing an eMACS vendor registration are availabe in the eMACS Handbook entitled: "Vendor Registration and Data Management"

To find out what solictations are currently open, visit SPB's Bids and Proposals webpage. From here vendors may "Open" an event (solicitation) for viewing or "Respond Now" to an event. Clicking on either option will transition to the eMACS log-in screen. Registered vendors will enter their username and password to access the event and non-registered vendors will need to click on the "Create an Account" tab, which will transition to the ePass portal to create an account and request access to eMACS.

Please feel free to contact DEQ's Contracts Officer if you have questions (406-444-3101):

This link to the new Montana Acquisition & Contracting System (eMACS) website goes directly to the password-protected portal.