How To Become A Vendor in the State of Alabama

How To Become a Registered Vendor with the State of Alabama

Vendors must register with the State of Alabama in order to receive solicitations to bid.  There is a $200 registration fee which provides access to the bid solicitations for two years.

You will need an access code to begin vendor registration.  Click here to setup the vendor log-in information.

Taxpayer Identification Number – All vendors are required to use the precise legal name associated with your taxpayer identification number.  Sole proprietorships may use either your social security number or employer identification number, however, your own name must be in the title.  Failure to use the legal name associated with your taxpayer number may result in the imposition withholding of 31% of each payment.  YOU assume ALL responsibility when registering with your social security number.

Foreign Corporations (Out-of-State Firms) – Alabama law states that a foreign corporation may not transact business in the state until it obtains a certificate of authority from the Secretary of State, Corporation Division.  Their telephone number is 334.242.5324.  You may proceed with the vendor registration without this certificate, however, again you may not transact business in the state until it is obtained.


1. Vendor List:

A.  Complete the Registration Form accessed with Vendor Log-in Set-up

B.  Submit $200.00 registration fee using a credit card, debit card, or E check.  This provides two years of access to bid solicitation information

2.  Vendor Number:   Enter either your FEIN (Federal Employment Identification Number) or Social Security Number.  YOU assume ALL responsibility when registering with your social security number.

3.  Business Information:

A. Complete Company Name and Addresses

B.  Contact Persons

C.  Phone Numbers

D.  E-mail Address

4.  Business Ownership:

A.  Small Business – Less than 50 employees or gross receipts less than $1,000,000.00

B.  Minority and Women Owned – At least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals AND whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals.

C.  Specific Minority Groups:

1.  African American;

2.  Latino American (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central/South America, and other Spanish origins;

3.  Asian Americans (including Pacific Islander)

4.  American Indian (including Alaskan Native).

If you do not have an access code, or have not previously registered, CLICK HERE, to begin online Vendor Registration.

Contact Information:

Division of Purchasing

RSA Union Building

Attn:  Ms. Tamara Norman

P.O. Box 302620

Montgomery, AL  36130-2620

Phone:  334.242.4284

Fax:  334.353.1878

Important Links for Alabama Procurement

Alabama Department of Finance – Division of Purchasing – Home Page

Alabama Vendor Registration

Alabama QPL

Alabama Standards and Specifications

Alabama List of Statewide Contracts

Alabama List of Commodity Codes

Alabama List of Professional Products and Services Commodity Codes