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Vendor Registration

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.

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

  • Click here to begin the online vendor registration process.

  • Click here to view/modify your existing profile.

  • Click here to renew your registration.

  • Taxpayer Identification Number

    You are required to use the precise legal name associated with your taxpayer identification number. If you are a sole proprietorship, you may use either your social security number or your employer identification number, but your own name must be in the title. For example, John Doe d/b/a Alabama Janitorial Service. IRS prefers social security number. Failure to use the legal name associated with your taxpayer number may result in the imposition of backup withholding of 31% of each payment. Be advised you assume ALL responsibility when registering with your social security number.

    Foreign Corporations (Out-of-State Firms)

    Alabama law provides that a foreign corporation (out-of-state company/firm) may not transact business in the state until it obtains a certificate of authority from the Secretary of State, Section 10-2B-15.01, Code of Alabama 1975. To obtain form for a certificate of authority, contact the Secretary of State, Corporation Division, (334) 242-5324. Not having this certificate does not keep the vendor from registering.


    Vendor List: Complete the registration form located on our website,, in its entirety. You will be required to submit payment in the amount of $200.00. This payment will allow you two (2) years access to view, print, bid, and/or be awarded a solicitation to bid. Methods of payment accepted are credit card, debit card, or E check.

    Vendor Number: Enter your Federal Employer Identification Number. If you do not have a Federal Employer ID Number, enter your Social Security Number. One of these numbers is mandatory as it will control your purchasing records. Be advised you assume ALL responsibility when registering with your social security number.

    Business Information: Provide complete company name and addresses, contact persons, phone number, and E-mail address in the appropriate spaces for each address type. If one address entry is sufficient for all your requirements complete the General Address section only.

    Business Ownership: Small - Less than 50 employees or gross receipts less than $1,000,000.00 per year, independently owned and operated. Minority and Women Owned - at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals.

    Specific Minority Groups: African America; Latino American (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central/South America, other Spanish origin); Asian American (including Pacific Islander); American Indian (including Alaskan Native).

    Vendor Registration is Non-Refundable

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