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With the goal of connecting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms to the information they need to work on transit projects, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) hosted a public outreach meeting August 25 to outline its DBE Plan and procurement process.
Representatives of TARTA and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) were on hand from 4-6 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library to discuss upcoming projects and how businesses can register to bid on those projects. Attendees got their questions on the process of working with the transit authority answered by TARTA staff, and this session provided the public and businesses with a chance to comment on TARTA’s plan and goals for DBE.
Growing Your Business Information Packet updated 10-23-23
To register to do business with TARTA, please request a vendor packet from Andrea Sharp or call 419-245-5229. Quotation and approval processes vary slightly depending on purchase orders for inventory, non-inventory, or a requisition for services performed. Specific details for each project/item are available and will—in most cases—require quotes from multiple sources.
Once the appropriate number of quotes are obtained, they will be internally routed through the TARTA review and selection process. Once the vendor is selected, the paperwork will be processed internally for approval. Upon approval, the TARTA Purchasing Team will contact you with a purchase order number with the approved amount, or send an electronic copy of the approved purchase order or requisition. Only TARTA’s Purchasing Team can authorize services and/or supplies ordered.
The DBE goal for TARTA for the fiscal years 2021, 2022 and 2023 is 11.65%.
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation, DBE regulations, it is TARTA Policy to utilize ready, willing, and able disadvantaged and small businesses, and to use the best efforts possible to level the playing field in the marketplace by ensuring these firms have the opportunity to participate in the procurement process. Please visit the DBE Program page for more information.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS—pronounced “nakes”) was developed as the standard for use by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the collection, analysis, and publication of statistical data related to the business economy of the U.S. Visit the NAICS website to search for your codes.
TARTA prefers its vendors have a SAM (System for Award Management) registration.
All vendors doing $25,000 annually or more with TARTA must have a SAM registration available at GovernmentContractRegistration.com or by calling 1-844-470-8802.
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