Business Licensing State Bidding FAQs Doing Business with the State of Alaska: The State of Alaska has contracting opportunities. Click How To Do Business With the State of Alaska to learn more about how to get registered to do business with the State. Licensing Requirements Prior to Doing Business with the State of Alaska: In order to be awarded a contract, the bidder must hold a valid Alaska business license. In order to have a bid or proposal considered for the Alaska bidder preference and other related preferences, the bidder must provide evidence of a valid Alaska business license at the time designated in the solicitation for bid opening or proposal submittal. If the bidder uses subcontractors, the subcontractor must possess a valid Alaska business license. Invitations to Bid and Request for Proposals will state whether subcontracting is permitted. For more information about Alaska business licensing requirements go to Licensing and State Bidding FAQs. Important Notice Regarding Processing Times: The processing time for license applications submitted to the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing may not fall within the timeframe requirements of the bidding process. The Division encourages you to consider the bidding requirement timeframes against this Division’s licensing requirements and processing timeframes. This Division does not provide expediting filing services.