For procurements estimated to exceed $100,000, Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) will typically issue a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) or Invitation for Bids (IFB). For purchases of material or services with lower estimated prices, less formal procedures will be used including verbal or written Requests for Quotations (RFQ). In all cases, GCTD will only make awards to responsible firms.
Gold Coast Transit District has partnered with OpenGov, a web-based electronic bidding and vendor management system, to post all of GCTD’s competitive bids. Below are the bids and proposals currently being solicited and the corresponding closing dates for each.
In order to participate in GCTD’s competitive procurement process, your company must register in this system. Registration with Public Purchase is free. To get started, click here to sign up. You’ll receive an email to activate your account. For more information about how to register, please see our help file here.
From time to time, Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) has surplus items in its inventory that become available for purchase. GCTD makes these items available through the public auction site PublicSurplus.com. Items can range from office supplies to transportation parts and more.
It is the policy of GCTD to create a level playing field for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, ensure the program is narrowly tailored to applicable law, ensure that only firms that meet eligibility standards participate in the program, and assist in the development of firms so they can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.
GCTD will take every necessary and reasonable step under 49 CFR Part 26 to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of Federal Transit Administration assisted contracts.
To qualify as a DBE a firm must meet the eligibility criteria stated in 49 CFR Part 26 and be certified through the California Unified Certification Program which is supervised by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).