Procurement

General information

Procurement acquires all equipment, services, 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.

Supplier Portal & Login

Prospective suppliers interested in providing goods and/or services to the Greater Cleveland RTA are encouraged to register via our Oracle iSupplier Portal. Though registration is not required in order to do business with the RTA, registering your company will streamline the data entry process required should you be awarded business, and provide for future capabilities to provide information on business opportunities. Register your company as a supplier with RTA by completing the following steps at Prospective Supplier Registration. To expedite approval of your registration, please forward a copy of your company's W-9 and NAICS codes to scottrell@gcrta.org.

Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email with a user name (your email address) and a temporary password. You will then need to log in and change your password. Remember to save your user name and password once created in order to manage your account. You can review/update/modify your vendor information at any time.

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 scottrell@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 suppliers can access the iSupplier Portal to manage their account at the Registered Users Login.

Learn to do Business with RTA Meetings

Each month, the Procurement Department hosts a Learn to do Business with RTA session, to provide vendors with information on upcoming projects and basic bid/proposal submission. 

These informational meetings are held virtually from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. The schedule for 2024 is listed below, along with links to participate in the meeting.

Jun 26, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA
Jul 31, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA
Aug 28, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA
Sep 25, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA
Oct 30, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA
Nov 27, 2024
Learn to Do Business With RTA

Fleet

This team, at 2500 Woodhill Road, Cleveland, procures all equipment, materials, supplies and services to support inventory, bus and rail operations.  Procurements include 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

This team, at 1240 West Sixth St,, Cleveland, supports RTA authority-wide by procuring equipment, materials, supplies and services to support RTA's day-to-day operations. Procurements include, professional services, consulting services, legal services, IT and telecommunications software, hardware and services, landscaping services, survey services, appraisal services, laboratory testing services, health care benefits, insurance broker services, and just about anything else not related to buses, trains or construction.

Procurement Solicitation Methods

Sealed Bids / Invitation for Bid (IFB)

  • Awards are based on lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
  • Bids must conform to specifications 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.

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.

Procurement Teams

RTA’s Procurement Department 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: 216-356-3135

Email: mdangelo@gcrta.org

Fleet Team

Phone: 216-356-3358

Email: mharris@gcrta.org

Construction Team

Phone: 216-356-3135

Email: mdangelo@gcrta.org

Service Team

Phone: 216-356-3133

Email: scottrell@gcrta.org