Doing Business With Us

Effective July 9, 2018, Contracts and Procurement now has a new online procurement system and portal to allow Consultants, Contractors, and Suppliers (Vendors) to view solicitations, submit bids, proposals, associated documents, and ask questions.

Vendors are encouraged to register as soon as possible at the new portal in order to receive notification of current and upcoming contracting opportunities.

Vendor Registration is now open and is free at https://smctd.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=login

After registering, make sure to add applicable ‘North American Industry Classification System’ (NAICS) codes to your company profile settings. For technical questions related to registration, please contact Bonfire at support@GoBonfire.com or visit Bonfire’s help forum. For all other questions, contact procurements@samtrans.com.

Contract Opportunities with the District
Click on the below links to view SMCTD’s past, open and upcoming solicitations.

Open/Upcoming Opportunities

Past Opportunities

The information below describes the general processes used by the three entities of the Agency (San Mateo County Transit District, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority) to procure materials, equipment and services.

INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)

Construction and other Public Works
All Public Works contracts in excess of $10,000 must be competitively bid. All competitively bid Public Works contracts will be announced on this site as an IFB.

In order to bid on a Public Works Contract, a potential bidder must register as a Vendor/Contractor and also be listed on the Planholder's List for any given solicitation or bid.

Supplies, Equipment and Materials
All supplies, equipment and materials exceeding $150,000 must be competitively bid. All competitively bid contracts for supplies, equipment and materials will be announced on this site as an IFB.

In order to bid on a Contract for supplies, equipment and materials, a potential bidder must register as a Vendor/Contractor and also be listed on the Planholder's List.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Professional and Other Services
Professional and other Services in excess of $150,000 are generally solicited through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

In order to submit a proposal on a professional or other services solicitation, the proposer must be a registered Vendor/Contractor and be listed on the Planholder's List.


Small Purchases

The District is not required to engage in a formal competitive bid process for the procurement of supplies, equipment, materials, services or professional services that do not require an expenditure of more than $150,000. However, the District continuously solicits price and rate quotations from an adequate number of qualified sources derived from those that have registered as a Vendor/Contractor and other sources.

Solicitations and Bids
Both Upcoming and Open Solicitations and Bids that meet the criteria above are posted on the Solicitations section of our website.

Bid Results and Awards
Bid Results and Awarded Contract information is also available and can be found on the Solicitations section of the website.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM
Firms interested in receiving information on becoming a certified DBE with SamTrans should visit the DBE Program through the link at the top of this page, or by contacting the DBE Office at dbeinfo@samtrans.com.