Welcome to Metrolink's contracting opportunities webpage, where you can register online as a vendor/bidder, receive electronic notices of contracting opportunities that match the commodity codes of the products and/or services your company sells, conduct your own search for IFBs and RFPs, order and download bid documents, bid electronically (where applicable), learn about Metrolink's contracts & procurement policies/procedures, learn about opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), download Labor Compliance/Prevailing Wage forms, and much, much more!
Metrolink procures a full range of products and services, from office supplies, to materials, to construction services for major rail projects, to consultant services. Metrolink’s Purchasing, Contracts and Contract Compliance Department handles most of the major Metrolink contracts as well as routine purchases. The remaining contracts are managed by Metrolink contractors who support system maintenance or operations. All competitive procurements above $25,000 are listed on PlanetBids (Metrolink's vendor database and e-procurement system) and are also advertised in various newspapers covering the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino.
Read all solicitation packages carefully and be sure that your firm can comply with all requirements before you respond. All solicitation packages state the date and time the offer is due. Be sure your offer arrives by the deadline as Metrolink does not accept late offers. If you have any questions, contact the Contract Administrator responsible for the project.
We have made every effort to make all aspects of the contracting and compliance process as easy, secure and reliable as possible. However, if you need help or have questions, please click here for online assistance. Thank you.
NOTE: In order to access the BidsOnline™ system, you must install Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or higher.
View or print the list of the most current commodity codes used at Metrolink.
Metrolink administers a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26: Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Programs, as a condition of financial assistance agreements with the U.S. DOT.
To participate in Metrolink's DOT-assisted contracting opportunities and DBE Program, firms must first complete their online bidder/vendor registration. To receive DBE credit, firms must obtain their DBE certification from a California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) certifying member agency.
If you are not DBE certified but believe that you may be eligible, log on to the CUCP website at www.californiaucp.org to download an application form and obtain information regarding where to send your DBE application.
If you are a large firm seeking DBEs and UDBEs for teaming opportunities, log on to www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/find_certified.htm to access the CUCP online DBE Directory, then click on "Click Here to Access the DBE Query Form."
For questions regarding Metrolink's DBE Program, please contact Dalia Sabaliauskas, Manager, Diversity & Labor Compliance, at 213-452-0475 or email@example.com.
FFY 2013-2015 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL FOR FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) ASSISTED CONTRACTS
In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26 and as a condition of federal financial assistance agreements with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), SCRRA administers a DBE Program in support of contracts and procurements assisted with FTA dollars.
SCRRA has developed a proposed overall (triennial) DBE goal for the three federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2015. The goal has been calculated at NINE PERCENT (9%), and was developed using DOT-approved goal-setting methodology as described in 49 CFR 26.45.
In accordance with 49 CFR 26.45 and as part of the public participation process, SCRRA has distributed its goal and methodology to 180+ local/ethnic chambers of commerce and other business/community based organizations dedicated to assisting and growing small and disadvantaged businesses. SCRRA held a meeting on Thursday, June 21st, to provide organization representatives with the opportunity to learn about the goal-setting process and provide feedback and comments. Click here to view a PowerPoint of the goal presentation. The proposed 9% goal has also been advertised via Public Notice, in general circulation, minority/ethnic focus, and trade publications.
Metrolink has instituted a Labor Compliance Program (LCP) for implementing its policy pursuant to labor compliance requirements applicable to State- and federally-assisted public works contracts, including State bond-funded contracts. Click here to view a copy of Metrolink's LCP approval letter from the State of California's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).
LCP requirements are defined in Metrolink's policies, bid specifications, and contract provisions. The LCP is applicable to all public works contracts which are designated as requiring payment of prevailing wages. For questions regarding Metrolink's Labor Compliance Program, please contact Jason Lim at the contact information provided below.
Labor Compliance Forms
Labor Compliance Links
On Thursday, March 29, Metrolink’s Chief Strategic Officer Gray Crary welcomed more than 200 individuals participating in Metrolink’s vendor workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize large, small and disadvantaged businesses with Metrolink’s contracting and procurement processes as well as upcoming opportunities. Mr. Crary also welcomed participants from member agencies and other public agencies, including Metro, OCTA, RCTC and Caltrans. Later, Metrolink’s Chief Executive Officer John E. Fenton shared Metrolink’s mission and goals with the audience.
Workshop sessions included the following presentations by Metrolink staff, other public agencies and small business assistance organizations, followed by a Q & A session at the end of each presentation:
The sessions concluded with introductions to representatives from various Metrolink divisions, including key staff involved in contracts and purchasing. Attendees were then afforded the opportunity to network and meet one-on-one with Metrolink buyers, contract administrators, division representatives, and other participants, including member agencies, other public agencies, and small business assistance organizations.
Thank you to all those who attended our workshop and contributed to its success!
Click here for a PDF copy of the Doing Business and Participating in Metrolink’s DBE Program PowerPoint presentation.
Click here to download the event sign-in sheet.