Welcome to Procurement Opportunities. This page is intended to assist current and prospective vendors who wish to provide goods and services to the DTA.
TITLE: Farebox Installations RFP Farebox Installation (cancelled)
DUE DATE: Cancelled
DOCUMENT LINK: Farebox Installations
ADDENDA: Addendum 1, Cancel RFB
TITLE: Heavy Duty Bus Request for Proposals RFP Proposals due October 22, 2020
DUE DATE: Buses for 2020-2025
DOCUMENT LINK: Heavy Duty Bus Request for Proposal, Technical Specifications, Chart A, Schedule of Delivery, Chart B, Pricing Worksheet, Double Decker Bus Technical Specifications, Submittal Sheets in editable format
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Notice Regarding Bidders Lists:
Due to the number of firms listed on some bidders lists, being on a bidders list is no guarantee that a vendor will be solicited.
We recommend you refer to additional sources such as this web site and the Duluth News Tribune for major purchases.
Contact the following individuals to add your firm to our bidders lists:
|Nancy Brown, Procurement Manager|
|Director of Planning, Capital Procurement|
|Carla Montgomery, Operational Procurement|
|Chad Kallberg, Maintenance Procurement|
Procurement & Contracting
The DTA is dedicated to providing quality goods and services to support our mission in a professional and ethical manner while striving to exceed customer expectations. Bidders and/or proposers may register with the DTA to ensure they get notices of DTA procurements.
Basic information should be submitted to:
with Procurements in the Subject Line.
Small Business Program
The purpose of the Small Business Program is to enhance contracting opportunities for small businesses. The program targets and gives preference to qualified small businesses in the procurement of goods and services when the DTA awards contracts for non-federally funded purchases of $50,000 or less (simplified acquisition process).
The DTA’s policy ensures that all small businesses have an opportunity to participate in the procurement process. To participate in the program, a firm must:
- Qualify as a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 13 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 121 through 201.
- Self certify your business by signing, notarizing, and returning the Declaration of Certification (Word Document) to:
Note: It is the firm’s owner(s) responsibility to submit an updated Declaration of Certification affidavit every two years from the bidders’ initial date of submission.
Protests will only be accepted from prospective bidders or offerors whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of a contract or refusal to award a contract. The General Manager will consider all such protests, whether submitted before or after the award of a contract. If oral objections are raised and the matter cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the objector, a written protest shall be required before any further consideration is given. Protest submissions should be concise, logically arranged, and clearly state the grounds for the protest. Protest must include at least the following information:
- Name, address, and telephone number of protestor
- Identification of the solicitation or contract number
- A detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of protest including copies of relevant documents
- A statement as to what relief is requested
All protest documents received by the General Manager shall be stamped with date and time received and logged into a protest file folder with a copy to the Master File.
Contractor and Supplier Guide
Business with the DTA:
A Guide for Contractors & Suppliers
The Duluth Transit Authority operates the buses that keep the Twin Ports moving. To provide our services, we rely on a broad range of contractors and suppliers who work with us through the procurement process. The goods and services we purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable travel for our customers.
Goods and services purchased for the DTA range from pencils to market research to buses. We spend more than $12 million a year. And we encourage small businesses and firms owned by minorities and women to pursue contracts and compete for the DTA work.
We want to make it easier for you to do business with the DTA, so we’ve prepared this page to help you offer us your products and services. It tells you what we buy and how we buy. It explains our procurement system. And it lets you know how we select vendors and what we expect from them.
Addresses and telephone numbers for DTA procurement offices are listed below. You may contact them directly to find out what their needs are or to ask questions about their procurement policies.