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State agencies must ensure that vendors have complied with the Secretary of State and Business License requirements stated in the solicitation.

Secretary of State Registration

Most businesses must be registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State. Secretary of State registration and reporting requirements vary by business type.  Sole Proprietors and General Partnerships doing business in their full personal names only are not required to register.

Visit the Secretary of State website, Vendor Registration, for registration requirements, forms, instructions, and fees. Visit the Secretary of State website for a link to the FirstStop online registration system and tutorials. 

  • Check the Business Records database to see if a business is registered.
  • Contact Secretary of State's office or 701.328.2904 for assistance.
  • If you need to register, fees apply.

Business 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.

Bidders List Registration

Ensure vendors are registered before entering into the contract. For questions, contact the Vendor Registry Help Desk or 701.328.2773.

The Bidders List is used by executive branch agencies and institutions when issuing solicitations for goods and services $50,000 and over. Check the Bidder Services Main Menu to see if your company is a registered bidder or view solicitations and state contracts. 

On-line Bidder Registration

After completing Secretary of Registration requirements, you must complete the online Bidders List application process.  Placement on the Bidders List does not guarantee a notice will be received for every solicitation over the amount established for small purchases.

Placement on the Bidders List does not guarantee a notice will be received for every solicitation over the amount established for small purchases.

Contact the Vendor Registry Help Desk or 701.328.2773 for assistance.