Doing Business with GCTD

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.

Current Solicitations

Gold Coast Transit District Purchasing Department partners with Public Purchase, a web-based e-Procurement service, to post all of GCTD’s competitive bids. In order to participate in GCTD’s competitive procurement process, your company must register in this system. Registration with Public Purchase is free.

Surplus Items

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.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

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).