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How to Bid on Business with RTA

Become an RTA Vendor

The Regional Transit Authority has launched a new E-Bid system allowing vendors to easily register with the RTA.

Business owners can use E-Bid, a procurement software system, for easy registration with the RTA.  Vendors can view all RTA’s solicitations for work, access documents and submit bids/proposals. Along with receiving email updates, vendors have a forum to inquire and obtain information quickly, register for events and view awards. Once registered, vendors are notified about opportunities they may qualify for.

About RTA Procurement

The RTA frequently hires local and national businesses to work on projects that improve our fleet and increase services for our ridership. Projects include everything from streetcar rail expansions to vehicle maintenance, from operations management to marketing initiatives.

The Procurement Department at the RTA serves as the connection between various RTA departments and companies wishing to bid on projects and provide their goods or services. See current procurements.

Here is a general overview of the procurement process:

  • The RTA department that needs goods or services submits their requirements to the Procurement Department.

  • The Procurement Department seeks cost approvals from the RTA board.

  • The RTA posts a notice on this website to solicit bids from interested companies. We may also directly contact registered vendors whom we think may be qualified.

  • Companies prepare and submit their bids and project proposals.

  • An appointed evaluation committee evaluates all bids in a public forum.

  • The evaluation committee makes a recommendation as to which company should be awarded the project and sends the recommendation to the RTA board for a vote.

  • The RTA sends a purchase order to the winning company and work begins.

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Required Forms

The RTA invites you to register your company as a vendor. When you register, we will contact your company about opportunities for which it may be qualified.

Vendor Forms:

Participant Information Form

2011 Revised No Change Affidavit

Certification of Resrictions on Lobbying

Non-Collusion Affidavit

Consultant Questionnaire Form (PDF)

Consultant Questionnaire Form (Word)

Ceritificate for Compliance with section 165

Buy America Certificate for Compliance

Buy American Certificate for Non-Compliance

Certificate on Primary Debarment

Certificate On Debarment - Lower Tier

Affidavit of Notice of Fee Disposition

DBE Compliance Form 1 - Good Faith Effort

DBE Compliance Form 2 - Subcontractors List

DBE Compliance Form 3 - Prime Contractor Affidavit

DBE Compliance Form 4 - Subcontractor Affidavit

DBE Compliance Form 5 - Monthly Activity Report

DBE Compliance Form 6 - DBELO Bid Compliance Checklist

DBE Compliance Joint Venture Eligibility Form

Uniform Certification Application

Acknowledgment and Authorization of Executive Session

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