Visit the Supplier Portal to see events currently open for bidding.
Contract award information can be found at the Regional Transparency Portal.
Formal Bidding, Cancellation of Solicitation, and Rejection of Bids
RTA conducts formal bidding through public advertisement. An Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposal (RFP), or Request for Qualifications (RFQ) may be published in local newspapers. Registering your firm into the RTA’s Supplier Portal will allow the RTA to include you in future solicitations. The RTA reserves the right to cancel in whole or in part any solicitation issued by the RTA. The RTA reserves the right to accept any bid or any part thereof or to reject any and all bids.
The RTA will entertain protests from interested parties regarding its procurement actions. Any interested party may file a bid protest on the basis that the RTA failed to comply with a federal or state law or that the RTA failed to follow its own Procurement Regulations. For details on the Bid Protest Procedures, please click the link below and refer to Article 12. Bid Protest Procedures.
Payment of Invoices
Invoices will need to be entered into the RTA Supplier Portal. Payment will be processed when notice has been received by the Accounting Department that the goods or services have been received, inspected, and found to be as ordered.
Note: The RTA is exempt from all sales tax. Please contact the Procurement and Contracting for an exemption notice.
The RTA's Annual Procurement Plan and purchasing process are governed by the following laws and regulations.
And all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations
If you have any procurement-related questions, please contact the Manager of Procurement & Contracting at Procurement@rtachicago.org. If you are interested in doing business with CTA, Metra or Pace (“Service Boards”), please contact the appropriate Service Board procurement department. Each Service Board has its own Procurement site and business procedures.