For Vendors

For Vendors

AAATA practices fair and open competitive bidding procedures to procure goods and services. We optimize the investment of taxpayer dollars by selecting vendors that give us the best value – price and other factors considered.

Process for Obtaining Bids 

To obtain bid documents, you must register for the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) BidNet Direct system. BidNet assistance is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. by calling 800-835-4603.

View List of current Bids

Purchase Order Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions of our procurements can vary depending upon the nature and dollar amount of the goods or services being purchased and the applicability of various federal, state and local legal requirements.

Disadvantaged Businesses

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) has established a goal of 2.27% for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. This goal will be reached by using 1.77% race neutral means and .50% race conscious means.

The goal and its rationale have been developed in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration's regulations 49 CFR Part 26. 

Inquires may be directed to the following:

AAATA DBE Program
Procurement Department
2700 S. Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Purchasing@TheRide.org 

 

DOT GRANT FUNDS FOR THE ENTIRE DBE GOAL PERIOD OF FY 2021 – FY 2023:

            PROJECT                                                     TOTAL COST          FEDERAL SHARE 

General Rehabilitations Program                                    3,050,000                   2,440,000

Parking Lot Asphalt                                                           200,000                      160,000

High Speed Garage Doors                                                 100,000                        80,000

Maintenance Facility Roof

and HVAC Replacement                                                5,000,000                   4,000,000

Repair Privacy Wall                                                           350,000                      280,000

LED Lighting Replacement in Garage                              600,000                      480,000

Administration Facility Interior Renovation                     500,000                      400,000

Interior Painting in Garage                                                150,000                      120,000

Architecture and Engineering (Various Projects)              836,000                     668,800

YTC Replacement A & E Fees                                     1,677,492                    1,341,994**

YTC Construction                                                      12,903,782                 10,323,026**

Large Bus Replacements*                                          8,681,780                     6,945,424

Small/Medium Bus Replacements*                               203,000                        162,400

Bus Components                                                               320,000                        256,000

Non-Revenue Vehicles                                                     215,180                        172,144

Maintenance Tools and Equipment                                  303,000                        242,400

IT Hardware & Software (new)                                        600,000                        480,000

Phone System Replacement                                                30,000                          24,000

Furniture Replacement                                                     120,000                          96,000

Shelters, Bus Stops and Passenger Amenities                  952,880                        762,304

Advanced Operating System                                         2,000,000                     1,600,000

TOTAL                                                                      $29,908,334               $23,926,667

 

*NOTE:  DOT funds used to purchase transit vehicles are not included in the above totals.

**NOTE:  Pending Discretionary Funds Grant Award

 

AAATA participates in the Michigan Unified Certification Program for DBE Vendors. Certification Agencies for DBE vendors are listed below. Certification by any one of these agencies is recognized by all transit systems in the State of Michigan. 

To request DBE certification information, contact any of the following:

Michigan Department of Transportation

Office of Equal Opportunity
P. O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-0790

Detroit Department of Transportation

Contract Compliance
1301 E. Warren
Detroit, MI 48207
313-833-7695

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation

DBE/EEO Program
660 Woodward Avenue - Suite 900
Detroit, MI 49226
313-223-2113