State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS)
The State of Alabama is currently in the process of upgrading its financial and procurement system to a new system, STAARS. This system will improve the way Alabama performs all financial and accounting
processes, including budgeting, procurement, personnel, and payroll. STAARS will introduce new features for interacting with vendors and improved methods for storing
Vendor Self Service (VSS) - a Valuable Module in the STAARS Procurement Suite
STAARS includes applications specifically designed to handle procurement tasks. Vendor Self Service (VSS) provides you, our valued State of Alabama vendors,
with a central location to learn about business opportunities, register an account, maintain account information, and perform other functions.
You can also use VSS to register and maintain your account information.
VSS makes it easier for you to view solicitations, responses, awards, and related information.
You are notified of opportunities via email, a great improvement over the current system of mailing paper notifications.
When VSS went live in summer 2015, vendor accounts that were converted during the STAARS implementation were made available for activation.
You will activate your account by verifying your Taxpayer ID Number (TIN) and creating a VSS login ID.
In summary, VSS makes it easy for you to perform the following tasks:
Vendor Self Service link, click here!
- Create and maintain account information
- Search and track business opportunities
- View commodity purchase history
- View financial transaction history
- Create online invoices
- Sign-up for EFT payments
How to Use VSS
For more information about how to set up a VSS account and use VSS, click How to Use VSS
at the top of the VSS home page.