All bidders, proposers, vendors, and contractors must be registered in AC Transit's Supplier Portal. Registered entities will be notified via email of any procurement that corresponds to their registered NAICS codes.
Prospective business partners can find open solicitations and/or register as a vendor with us via the link below.
We are a centralized department of more than fifty staff within the AC Transit District who are responsible for purchasing:
Necessary professional services
Architect and engineering services
Construction, and maintenance needs
We support the District departments in carrying out their strategic plans and overall mission of connecting our communities with safe, reliable and sustainable service.
We provide internal customers and vendors with procurement, contracting and inventory management services. Professional staff develop and issue solicitations for commodities, goods, inventory items, services and public works (construction) projects.
The Procurement and Materials staff work within a highly regulated environment. Policies and procedures comply with the California Public Contract Code and Federal Transit Administration.
The District's Procurement staff make every effort to obtain the maximum value for each dollar expended, considering the factors of price, quality, applicability, availability, support service, delivery schedule, and pertinent laws and regulations. The Procurement staff also ensure that performance satisfaction is obtained by working closely with AC Transit project managers to develop specifications that are detailed and clearly written
NOTICE TO VENDORS REGARDING INVOICE SUBMISSION
AC Transit is committed to timely payments to our vendors.
To ensure efficient processing and timely payment of invoices, AC Transit requests that all Vendors submit invoices directly to AC Transit’s Accounts Payable Department. Please submit invoices directly to the Accounts Payable Department using one of the following methods:
Read all solicitation packages and online solicitation requirements carefully. Ensure that you can comply with all requirements before responding. If you have any questions pertaining to the solicitation requirements, contact the Buyer of Contracts Specialist responsible for the procurement whose name and contact information can be found in the solicitation.
Be sure that your offer arrives on time and in the manner described in the solicitation. All solicitation packages state the date and time the offer is due to AC Transit.
Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings may be held for larger, more complicated procurements. At these meetings, an opportunity exists to ask questions on any items relative to the solicitations. Attendance is at the discretion of AC Transit. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org