Effective August 1, 2023, Bidders List laws were changed to remove Secretary of State registration requirements. If an individual or business is a successful bidder, they must comply with Secretary of State registration requirements before contract award. Registration must remain active for the duration of the contract period. N.D.C.C. § 54-44.4-09 and N.D.C.C. § 54-44.4-09.1

Bidders List Registration

Vendors may register for the Bidders List to receive notice of bidding opportunities by executive branch agencies and institutions.

Contact the State Procurement Help Desk or 701.328.1728 for assistance.

Online Bidder Maintenance

Keep your Bidders List profile current to continue receiving solicitation notices.

  • Sign in to ND Payee Portal to update bidder profile with address, contact or commodity code changes.
  • Changes in legal name, business name, or taxpayer identification number (TIN) cannot be done through the ND Bidder’s Portal. Instead, submit a new application.
  • If your organization does not have an existing USER ID for on-line maintenance of your bidder profile, you may request one.

Secretary of State Registration

State law requires a person that has a registration requirement with the Office of the Secretary of State must be registered before the contract award and the registration must remain active for the duration of the contract period (N.D.C.C. 54-44.4-09.1).

The Office of the Secretary of State registration and reporting requirements vary by business type. See Vendor Registration Guidelines.

Visit the Office of the Secretary of State's Vendors webpage for information on registration requirements and fees. 

  • Check the Business Records database to see if a business is registered.
  • Visit FirstStop, the Office of the Secretary of State's business and licensing software, for online form options.
  • For assistance, contact the Office of the Secretary of State's by email or call 701.328.2900 (choose menu item 2, then option 1)

Vendors may need to obtain businesses licenses. See the list of licenses required of businesses in the state of North Dakota. The link includes information on who to contact, application fees, renewal dates and the legal reference.