Bidding and Solicitations
September 29, 2016 – REMINDER TO MBTA VENDORS
Beginning October 3, 2016, the MBTA will adopt the Commonwealth Procurement Regulation, 801 CMR 21.00, when obtaining state-funded goods and services for non-inventory related items. The MBTA will be using Statewide Contracts issued by the Operational Services Division (OSD) whenever these contracts meet the MBTA’s needs. In addition, MBTA-specific bids for goods and services will be posted on the Commonwealth’s eProcurement Market Center, COMMBUYS.
All interested MBTA bidders should register for free on COMMBUYS, www.commbuys.com in anticipation of this change. Please refer to the OSD vendor guidance and training opportunities [Vendor Training in COMMBUYS]. In addition, the COMMBUYS help desk is always available to assist you with any questions you may have. [email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 1-888-627-8283]
This quick registration process provides valuable access to not only MBTA bid opportunities, but to any upcoming Statewide Contract bids and to all executive department as well as many city and town solicitations. It is critical for potential bidders to register and learn how to use COMMBUYS, since any bids posted here by the MBTA will only accept electronic responses from registered vendors.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Procurement function is primarily performed by two groups: Materials Management and Contract Administration (part of Design & Construction). For additional information on the two groups, and to register to receive (Materials Management) bid information via e-mail, please see the links below.
The MBTA is committed to provide business opportunities, whenever possible to all qualified vendors. These opportunities are provided in accordance with applicable State and Federal Guidelines.
We thank you for your interest in the MBTA's bidding and solicitations process and for doing business with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
As of October 2016, the MBTA has adopted an Innovation Proposal (Unsolicited Proposal) Policy to facilitate the submission of proposals to develop a relationship, contract or partnership which is not in response to a currently open solicitation issued by the MBTA.
As of June 30, 2013, the MBTA Materials Management Department will no longer be mailing hard copies of, for example, IFBs, RFPs, RFQs, LOIs, and/or addendums via U.S. Mail.
As of March 1, 2014, the MBTA Design and Construction Directorate will no longer have contract specifications and drawings available for pick up. Project documents will be available for download from an MBTA FTP site, or on CD via Fed Ex delivery. For project specific information, consult the Construction & Professional Services Bid Solicitations page.