Agency Resources


This information will guide agencies in navigating the procurement process and provide access to procurement related materials. The State Procurement Bureau has implemented a new procurement system, Montana Acquisition and Contracting System (eMACS), which will streamline the procurement process.  Agencies will use eMACS for vendor information, compile, submit and view solicitations, and monitor contracts and vendor performance. The quick links provided contain information on a variety of procurement related topics.

eMACS Access

Agency access to eMACS is only available through ePass. Users who do not have an ePass account will be required to create an account. State Procurement staff will review and approve the registration and users will be notified when approved.

Beginning January 2016, eMACS will require versions of Internet Explorer 9 or later.

Need eMACS Help?

To ensure a timely response, please email all questions, issues, or concerns regarding eMACS to



The following resources are available to assist agencies with eMACS access, vendor information, solicitation maintenance, monitoring of users and questions and answers for the eMACS system.

  • Questions and Answers:
    • Phase 2 of the eMACS project consisted of a contract management solution (Total Contract Manager) and expansion of the current Montana eMarketCenter and contract payment integration with the existing SABHRS Financials system. Questions regarding Phase 2 and their answers have been compiled and can be viewed here
  • eMACS Training Videos:
  • Sourcing Director (Bids)

Creating Events

Adding Questions and Items

Managing Libraries and Templates

Creating Scenarios and Finalizing Awards

Inviting Vendors

  •  Total Contract Manager (Contracts)

Adding an Attachment

Adding Internal Reviewers

Performing an External Review

Preparing a Contract for eSignature

Responding to an Internal Review

Contract Reporting

  • Platform Basics

Viewing a Vendor Profile

Ways to Search