The Competitive Bidding Process lets people and businesses bid on the opportunity to apply for an available license. The highest bidder meeting all requirements is allowed to apply for the license.
All bids must include an Irrevocable Letter of Credit (ILOC) from a financial institution:
- Issued in the name of the business or one of its individual owners; (HB35 2019)
- Equal to or greater than the bid amount; and
- Good for one year after the competitive bid deadline if bid is won.
The minimum bid is set at 75% of the market value of the license compared to licenses with the same type and privileges sold in the quota area or a similar area.
The competitive bidding process is subject to the Competitive Bidding Terms and Conditions (PDF, 139 KB).
Active Bidding Opportunities
There are currently no active bidding opportunities.
You must be logged into the Montana state single sign-on service, OKTA, to access Department of Revenue web forms.
To submit a competitive bid:
- Please first register for an Okta account by clicking the blue “Register for an Okta Account”.
- After you have verified your email, close your browser windows and return to the original Competitive Bid page.
- Next, sign into Okta by clicking on the “Submit a Competitive Bid” button above and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you do not FIRST register for the Okta account and then return to the original page, you will NOT be able to complete the competitive bid process/submission.
|Year Offered||License Type||Location||Date of Competitive Bid||Name of Winner||Minumum Bid Amount||Winning Bid Amount||Application Approved|
|2018||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Bozeman||8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018||Bozeman Taproom, Inc.||$371,250.00||$451,000.00||1/18/2019|
|2018||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Three Forks||8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018||Folkvord Family Investments, LLC||$71,577.00||$151,100.00||4/1/2019|
|2018||On-Premises Beer||City of Belgrade||8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018||Big Sky Beverage, Inc.||$168,300.00||$210,001.00||10/1/2019|
|2019||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Bozeman||07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019||Los Altos Jalisco, LLC||$371,250.00||$1,200,000.00||2/25/2020|
|2019||On-Premises Beer||City of Bozeman||07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019||KBB, Inc||$220,000.00||$454,001.00||3/16/2020|
|2019||All-Beverage||City of Belgrade||5/22/2019 - 6/26/2019||The Whole Cow, LLC||$262,500.00||$525,000.00||4/27/2020|
|2019||On-Premises Beer||City of Missoula||07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019||Cranky Sam Public House, LLC||$122,679.00||$382,000.00||5/4/2020|
|2019||On-Premises Beer||City of Bozeman||05/22/2019 - 06/26/2019||Bozeman Hotel Bar, LLC||$220,000.00||$402,010.00||5/27/2020|
|2019||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Missoula||9/12/2019 - 10/18/2019||Conflux Taphouse, LLC||$323,300.00||$443,000.00||10/21/2020|
|2021||All-Beverage||City of Ekalaka||2/12/2021 - 3/19/2021||TSO Enterprises, LLC||$22,500.00||$25,500.00||8/2/2021|
|2021||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Bozeman||09/25/2020-10/16/2020||Dos Hombres, LLC||$371,250.00||$770,001.00||9/7/2021|
|2021||On-Premises Beer||City of Helena||2/12/2021-3/19-2021||William Bullock||$80,000.00||$85,000.00||10/12/2021|
|2020||RBW||City of Missoula||9/25/2020-10/16/2020||The Den: By Market on Front||$42,000.00||$65,333.00||11/2/2021|
|2019||All-Beverage (Floater)||City of Bozeman||9/12/2019-10/18/2019||D3 Companies, LLC||$371,250.00||$1,100,000.00||5/13/2021|
|2021||All-Beverage (New)||City of Belegrade||2/12/2021-3/19/2021||Grl Events, LLC||$260,000.00||$677,000.00||9/24/2021|