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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 

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Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

  MDOT Materials and Supplies Less than $150,000.

Government Wide Debarment and Suspension (Non Procurement) 

  Appendix E MDOT Construction Less Than $150,000