General Information

General information

Procurement acquires all equipment, service materials, supplies and construction services, in accordance with policies and procedures established by the RTA Board of Trustees.

These policies and procedures

  • Incorporate applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Set minimum standards for the initiation, development, execution and administration of all procurements.

Each year, RTA procures about $160 million worth of goods and services, and processes more than 8,000 purchase orders.

Procurement is comprised of three teams:

  • Fleet
  • Construction
  • Service

For information on specific areas of procurement or how to participate in future opportunities, contact a Procurement Team Leader.

Vendor Registration & Login

Vendor Registration & Login

Prospective vendors interested in providing products and/or services to the Greater Cleveland RTA are encouraged to register via our Oracle iSupplier Portal in order to receive information on future business opportunities.  Register your company as a vendor with RTA by completing the following steps at Prospective Supplier Registration.

Once your registration is approved, you will be able to review/update/modify your vendor information at any time.  Remember to write down your user name and password once created in order to manage your account.  

Existing vendors who have recently done business with the RTA should already be in our system and registration is not required. However, if you would like access to the Oracle iSupplier Portal in order to review/modify/update your company info or view purchase orders, please email efoster@gcrta.org providing your company name, contact name, current email address, and phone number. You will receive an email invitation with your user id, temporary password and instructions.

Registered vendors can access their iSupplier Portal profile to manage their account at the Registered Users Login.  

Contract Opportunities
Learn to do Business with RTA Meetings

Learn to do Business with RTA Meetings

Every month, a Prcurement Team hosts a Learn to do Business with RTA session, to provide prospective vendors with basic bid and proposal submission information.

Procurement informational meetings are held from 11 a.m.-noon in Meeting Room 1 at RTA's Main Office Building, 1240 West Sixth St., Cleveland, OH 44113. The schedule for 2017 is listed below.

Date

Procurement Team

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Construction

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Fleet

Monday, March 20, 2017

Service

Monday, April 17, 2017

Construction

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fleet

Monday, June 19, 2017

Service

Monday, July 24, 2017

Construction

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Fleet

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Service

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Construction

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Fleet

 

Procurement Teams

Fleet

This team, at 2500 Woodhill Road, Cleveland, supports the Authority's inventory, bus fleet and rail operations. The team procures all materials, supplies and services to support bus and rail operations. This includes equipment, materials, services and supplies such as: buses, tires, motors, towing service, railroad ties, steel wheels, wire harnesses, fasteners, paints, petroleum, wiring harnesses, cleaning and maintenance supplies, anti-freeze, etc.

Construction

This team, at 1240 West Sixth St., Cleveland, supports all RTA engineering and construction projects. The team procures services such as: parking lot resurfacing, new construction, renovation and rail road crossings.

Service

The team, at 1240 West Sixth St,, Cleveland, supports all non-bus and rail materials, supplies and services to support RTA's day-to-day operations. The team procures consulting services, legal services, property leasing, telecommunications equipment and property, cell phones, landscaping, software and hardware.

Procurement Solicitation Methods

Procurement solicitation methods

Sealed Bids / Invitation for Bid (IFB)

  • Awards are based on lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
  • Bids must conform to spefications and all material terms and conditions as advertised.
  • Firm-fixed price contract established in a Not To Exceed amount.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Award based on proposals ability to meet specified evaluation criteria.
  • Firm-fixed price contract established in a Not To Exceed amount.

Small Purchase Procurements

  • Procurements not exceeding $100,000.
  • Solicited through a variety of means, depending on nature of procurement.
Auctions and Surplus Sales

RTA sells obsolete assets, lost & found items, and other surplus goods as they become available. These sales are conducted on-line.

To view all RTA items on auction, visit GovDeals.com.

RTA’s Procurement Office is on the 5th Floor of the Main Office Building, 1240 West Sixth St., Cleveland, OH 44113. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Director of Procurement

Phone: 216-356-3103

Email: fpolivka@gcrta.org 

Fleet Team

Phone: 216-421-2805

Email: tpickett@gcrta.org

Construction Team

Phone: 216-356-5103

Email: fpolivka@gcrta.org

Service Team

Phone: 216-356-3135

Email: mdangelo@gcrta.org

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