Alaska FAQ

Where can I find a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP)?

You can find the RFP on the State of Alaska’s Vendor Self Service (VSS) web page found here: VENDOR SELF SERVICES (VSS). Type the word “Marijuana” in the Keyword Search and the RFP will appear. It’s titled “Marijuana Inventory Control Tracking System (MICTS) RFP: 160000039”.

Click on “Details”, then “Attachments”, then “Marijuana Inventory Control Tracking”.

How does the system work?

METRC is a hosted, real-time system that uses serialized tags with barcode, human-readable and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags attached to every plant, and labels attached to wholesale packages to track marijuana inventory. Each tag is attached to a plant to facilitate tracking through different stages of growth, as well the drying and curing processes.

Is there a cost to licensees to use Metrc? If so what are they?

Yes. Metrc charges $40 per month and per license for access to METRC and for ongoing training, support and maintenance. Tags cost $0.45 apiece for plants and $0.25 apiece for package tags.

Do I have to use METRC? What if I want to use my own inventory control system?

You must use METRC to track your marijuana, but you can use your own Point-of-Sale software. Metrc LLC will provide an Application Programming Interface (API) to customers who wish to use a third-party inventory management system. Each licensee is responsible for ensuring their ability to interface with the state procured system. All licensees will be required to use the tags supplied by Metrc LLC.

Will other licensees be able to see my inventory information?

No. Licensees will only be able to access their own information through METRC. They will not be able see any information about any other licensee.

What if I have technical issues after the system has deployed?

Metrc LLC has a dedicated team of support staff who will be available to resolve any technical support issues. The support desk can be contacted via phone or email.