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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:

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

Learn to do business with RTA

Every month, a Procurement Team hosts a Learn to do Business with RTA session, to provide prospective vendors with basic bid and proposal submission information. View the schedule at upcoming meetings.

Vendor Registration

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.  

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.

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