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.
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.
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
2700 S. Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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
Detroit Department of Transportation
1301 E. Warren
Detroit, MI 48207
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation
660 Woodward Avenue - Suite 900
Detroit, MI 49226