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To provide our services, we rely on a broad range of businesses and contractors who work with us through the procurement process.  The goods and services we purchase, ranging from office supplies to buses, are crucial to providing safe, reliable and economical transportation for our customers.


Micro & Emergency Purchases – pursuant to C 4220.1D, TCATA may make micro purchases which do not exceed $3,000.00 without competitive procurement quotations if the TCATA believes that the price is fair and reasonable.  In addition, emergency situations which require repairs which are reasonably believed to be under $3,000.00 may be authorized without competitive quotations.

Small Purchase Procurement – for supplies, materials and services which shall not cost more than $100,000 in the aggregate. 

Sealed Bid Procurement – for supplies, materials and services over $100,000 in the aggregated, or when sealed bid procurement will provide for the best competitive pricing for those procurement under $100,000 in the aggregate.  Such procurement shall be made if the following is available;

Competitive Proposal Procurement – for supplies, materials, and services with more than one source submitting a proposal, and either a fixed price or cost reimbursement type contract is to be awarded.  This will generally be used when conditions are not appropriate for the use of sealed bids. 

Competitive proposal shall be honored to the maximum extent practical;

Sole Source Procurement – may be use through solicitation or acceptance of a proposal from only one source, or after solicitation of a number of sources, competition is determined inadequate, or it is difficult to compare offers due to questions of quality of integral parts of the items for procurement. 

You can also download our Procurement Policy and Guide in PDF format to assist you

Federal and State Clauses Can be Found Here

Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority encourages small businesses owned by minorities and women to pursue contracts to compete for Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority business per the

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program (DBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goals and Methodology for FY 2017-2019 

This page last updated on 12/13/2018.


Request for Quotes for Awning & Installation


   Request for Proposal (RFP) for Facility Camera System


Appendix E MDOT Construction Less Than $150,000   

Images and photos of the bus camera system below:

-Photos of location of cameras  and PDF of bus layout.


 RFP for Fencing Bid Package

Updates to the RFP: In reviewing our planned usage of this system and the auto download feature, we need to make the following adjustments:

1. Bid to include: Dual Drives RAID 1 (two drives 2 terabytes ea.) for redundancy.
2. Auto-download: ability to and option to download all data in low resolution or only “tagged” information while full video is
Captured and stored in high resolution on the Dual Drives
1. Failure indicator Visible on unit and ability to send message by email or messenger
2. Quote Pricing Itemized for individual units as buses will be outfitted or changed over one at a time.
3. Quote Price For spare DVR unit with RAID 1 dual hard drives
Again the bid due date has changed to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018.


MDOT Materials and Supplies Less than $150,000.

Government Wide Debarment and Suspension (Non Procurement) 

Request For Quote


RFP For Facility Camera System Proposal Due Nov 28, 2018


RFP for Bus Camera System 

Notice for Phone System RFP Bids 2018

   Additions to TCATA’s RFP Specifications for Phone System



Bid Submission Due: June 26, 2018



Amendment Number One

TCATA Procurement Policy

Concrete Pad for Filling Station

Project Overview 

 FTA Clauses

Davis Bacon Wages

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