EMACS Resources


eMACS Support Unit

  • Tom Hastings, Unit Manager, (406) 444-0338
  • Bonny McCabe, Support and Training Specialist, (406) 444-3322
  • Justin Harris, Support Specialist (406) 444-3345 
  • Meg Aspinwall, Support Specialist (406) 444-2503

What is eMACS?

eMACS, or Montana Acquisition & Contracting System, is the eProcurement software solution utilized by the State of Montana that provides vendor management services, bid and procurement processes, and contract management tools as well as the ability to track contract spend. The Department of Administration signed an enterprise-wide contract with SciQuest, Inc., a leader in public sector procurement and contract management solutions to provide the State with these vendor, procurement, and contract management tools.

eMACS consists of four modules:

  • Total Supplier Manager (TSM) (Vendor Management)
  • Sourcing Director(SD) (Bidding)
  • Total Contract Manager (TCM) (Contracts/Spend Tracking)
  • eProcurement (Shopping)

Accessing eMACS

All State of Montana employees will access eMACS via the State of Montana's ePass Montana website. Vendors can access the vendor portal and vendor training resources at this website: http://vendorresources.mt.gov/.

Need Help with ePass?

The ePass Montana website is maintained by the Department of Administration's State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). If you are experiencing difficulties with or have questions regarding ePass contact SITSD's Service Desk at 444-2000.

Adding / Inactivating eMACS Users

All documents needed to add or inactivate eMACS users are listed below.

Need Help with eMACS?

If you're not finding what you need on this website, email your questions and/or concerns regarding any of the modules in eMACS to emacs@mt.gov.

New Releases/Upgrades

eMACS Test Environment - 17.1 Release Upgrade

Release 17.1 is now available in the eMACS test environment. eMACS Support Unit will be testing the release but it is advised that users review the draft documentation below to become familiar with the new functionality.  Contact eMACS Support with any questions or issues, emacs@mt.gov

Commodity Codes

Review the commodity codes used in the Vendor Management, Sourcing Director, and Total Contract Manager modules:  eMACS Commodity Codes


Got a Question? Need an Answer?

Frequently asked questions for all modules (updated 5/9/2017): eMACS FAQs.  This document contains questions and answers regarding all four eMACS modules. As the eMACS Support Unit receives questions, our goal is to document that question and response. Still not finding what you need? Email your question(s) to emacs@mt.gov.

Listed below are other types of learning resources to assist you in becoming familiar with the eMACS modules.

Module Handbooks Snippets Quick Reference Guides (QRG)
Sourcing Director
Total Contract Manager