How RTA public bidding works
Public bidding follows a formal process. To review all the laws and regulations governing the RTA’s bidding process, follow this link.
RTA Regulations Governing Public Bidding
RTA Procurement Protest Procedures - PDF Version (.pdf) MS Word Version (.doc)
All bids will be given equal and thorough consideration. Click the link below for in-depth information on the RTA’s non-discrimination policy.
RTA Title VI Program Assurance -PDF Version (.pdf) MS Word Version (.doc)
What is the RTA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program?
The DBE program was created by the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that small disadvantaged business enterprises can compete fairly for federally funded transportation-related projects. A complete text of the DBE program can be found here.
RTA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program - PDF Version (.pdf) MS Word Version (.doc)
Illinois Unified Certification Program
Each year the RTA establishes a fiscal goal for DBE participation. To review our goal for 2011-2013, along with the rationale supporting it, click here.
RTA 2011-2013 DBE Programs Goal Rationale -PDF Version (.pdf)
We hold our DBE program to high standards. Click the link below to review our performance and learn which DBE companies were awarded a contract in 2009.
Federal Uniform report of DBE Awards of Commitments -PDF Version (.pdf) Plain Text Version (.txt)
New RFPs and RFQs
With so many diverse projects happening across our large region it is important that the RTA has your current information.
Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) are posted here for public review and at the RTA offices at 175 W. Jackson, Suite 1550. They are also published in the Chicago Sun-Times.
You will be prompted to register your business with the RTA before viewing any RFP or RFQs. If you require an RFP in an accessible format, please contact the communications department at
RFP 1924 Transit Benefits Fare Program-Marketing
RFP 1924 Addendum No. 1 Transit Benefit Fare Program-Marketing
RFP 1946 Audit Services Inventory Management Audit
RFP 2002 - Regional customer Satisfaction Survey
If you would like to learn more about current RFPs or RFQs, please contact us by email, or call our purchasing agent at (312) 913-3200. To learn about bidding requirements and to register as a vendor, go to Bidding Requirements.