Some of Metro's procurements are for complex, specialized transportation equipment, but like any large company we also need office supplies, consulting services, paint, uniforms—practically anything you can think of. We buy from small vendors and multinational corporations.
No more than doing business with any large corporation. Each contract is detailed and contains specifications and requirements that vendors must meet.
Yes. Metro adheres to a strict internal policy requiring that, generally, vendors be paid within 30 days for services or goods. We know how vital it is to be able to predict cash flow, and we want to make doing business with us as productive as possible.
Metro’s Purchasing and Contracts departments maintain a database of vendors interested in doing business with the Authority. You can be added to Metro’s vendor database by using the Online Step Process.
Online Step Process:
Note:You will receive an email confirmation of your registration status within 3 days after you have submitted your online form
For questions surrounding how to get started as a vendor here at Metro please contact Client Vendor Services 213.922.1037.
All vendors in the database receive a postcard notification of contracting opportunities applicable to the type of services they provide as a business.
Depending on the type of project, Metro develops an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Interest and Qualifications (RFIQ), or Request for Quotations (RFQ).
Contract Administrators develop the procurement document and oversee the distribution and advertising of the solicitation. They also receive all proposals, coordinate evaluation meetings, and see the process through the award phase and contract administration.
Pre-Qualification is required for all firms not exempted from the process if their bid or proposal will exceed $100,000. This includes first-tier subcontractors. For details on specific exemptions, refer to Ordinance #4-05 of Metro's Administrative Code.Additional information and links to the pre-qualification applications and the Administrative Code can be found at the pre-qualification web page at www.metro.net/EBB/PQA/vprequal.htm
Firms or individuals with questions about doing business with Metro can e-mail Client/Vendor Services or call 213.922.1037.
TransportMAX is an online Marketplace built by the public transportation industry for the public transportation industry, in exclusive partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).TransportMAX provides e-procurement services for RFQs, vendor sourcing and purchase requisition aggregation.For more information about TransportMAX and its services, go to www.transportmax.com.
If your company is already register with TransportMax, the letter, fax or e-mail you received from TransportMax should indicate that.If the letter you received from TransportMax does not indicate that your company is already registered with them and you believe otherwise, please submit your question/concern to TransportMax.
No.You would not need to register a second time.Please feel free to contact TransportMax at the phone number(s) included in the letter you received to discuss this or submit question/comments directly to TransportMax.
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This information is provided as a service to those who want access to Metro through this Internet site. The information contained in this system is subject to change at any time. Please call 213-922-1037 or email Client Vendor Services to request the most current information available.
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Procurement and Supply Chain Management Department
Chief Administrative Services Officer
Director, Financial Management Services
Director, Client/Vendor Services
Executive Officer, Procurement & Material Management
Deputy Executive Officer, Procurement
Deputy Executive Officer, Professional Services Contract Management
Deputy Executive Officer, Construction Contract Management
Director, Material Management (Purchasing)
Executive Officer, Diversity & Economic Opportunity
Director, Contract Administration (Construction Project Management)
Director, Contract Administration (Transit Operations Support)
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