Contracting Opportunities

San Mateo County Transit District
Did you know that the San Mateo County Transit District's Contracting Opportunities team is a proud four-time winner of the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" awarded by the National Procurement Institute.

The San Mateo County Transit District (District) serves as the managing agency for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), and the San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The Contracts and Procurement Department (C&P) supports all procurement and contracting activities for the District, JPB, and TA (collectively referred to as Agencies); the Agencies are committed to promoting transparency, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in public procurement.

Effective July 1, 2024, the Agencies will utilize PlanetBids, a third-party platform, for our online Procurement Portal.

If you are interested in doing business with the Agencies, please register here. Once registered, you will be able to view solicitations and associated documents, submit bids and proposals, and ask questions. The benefits of signing up are:

  • Free registration
  • Set up online vendor profile
  • Get email notifications for relevant solicitations based on interest
  • Access and download solicitation documents
  • Access Q&A section about the solicitation
  • Submit bid/proposal documents online
  • Download bid/proposal results
  • Register for emergency procurements

For technical questions related to the system, please contact PlanetBids Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST) by email at or call (818) 992-1771 Ext. 0. For all other questions, please contact the C&P team by email at

Procurement Portal after July 1, 2024 (PlanetBids)

View upcoming, open, and past opportunities here.

Procurement Portal before July 1, 2024 (Bonfire)

For a solicitation issued prior to July 1, 2024, you may access the previous procurement portal here.

Procurement Policy 

Staff Directory

Awarded Purchase Orders

View 2023 Q3 POs (PDF 376KB)
View 2023 Q2 POs (PDF 320KB)
View 2023 Q1 POs (PDF 313KB)