Procurement


 

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Doing Business with Max Transit

MAX Transit is interested in firms that demonstrate a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages firms to employ a work force that reflects the region’s diversity and to adhere to non-discrimination provisions. As a federal Grantee, MAX Transit must have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE) Policy, annual DBE Goals ,and a Civil Rights/Title VI Policy in place.
MAX Transit encourages small and women or minority-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) firms to submit bids or proposals. (DBE) firms to submit bids or proposals. DBE firms are encouraged to afford all potential business partners and equal, non-discriminatory opportunity to compete for business as joint venture partners or subcontractors.MAX Transit is interested in firms that demonstrate a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages firms to employ a work force that reflects the region’s diversity and to adhere to non-discrimination provisions. As a federal Grantee, MAX Transit must have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE) Policy, annual DBE Goals ,and a Civil Rights/Title VI Policy in place. 
MAX Transit encourages small and women or minority-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) firms to submit bids or proposals. (DBE) firms to submit bids or proposals. DBE firms are encouraged to afford all potential business partners and equal, non-discriminatory opportunity to compete for business as joint venture partners or subcontractors.
Types of Purchases

MAX Transit purchases buses and other service vehicles, automotive parts , office and janitorial supplies , and a wide variety of materials and services for the maintenance , repair, and operation of the transit agency . All procurements are made in accordance with MAX Transit’s Procurement Policy, and applicable federal , State and local laws and regulations .

Small Competition:

All purchases up to $15,000 must be completed and require a Purchase Order or written contract. At least three writted quotes may be solicited by fax, mail, telephone or electronically. Award is made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. A quotation is responsive when it meets the requirements of the Request for Quotations(RFQ)

Formal Competition

MAX Transit is required to accept formal competitive bids or proposals for contracts exceeding $15,000. Invitation for Bids (IFB) and Request for Proposals (RFP) shall be advertised in an English language daily newspaper pf general circulation. These solicitation documents are posted in MAX Transit's website for downloading. Contracts resulting from the IFB process are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Contracts from the RFP process are awarded to the proposer having the highest score based on Evaluation Criteria outlined in the RFP

Vendor Responsibility Record

MAX Transit will only contract with responsible contractors. Vendors are encouraged to maintain a responsible performance record by adhering to all contract terms and specifications, including the provision of specified materials or services and making on-time deliveries. If a contractor's past performance on MAX Transit contracts is unsatisfactory, MAX Transit has the authority to suspend or debar that contractor from bidding on any future MAX Transit solicitations.

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