This topic guide provides resources on compliance with federal procurement regulations, training and templates on procurement topics and access to the National RTAP ProcurementPRO 2.0 Web App. Also see the procurement sections in our Transit Manager's Toolkit.
Circular 4220.1F, Third Party Contracting Guidance
Comprehensive Review Guide, Section 8, Procurement
Best Practices Procurement and Lessons Learned Manual
Buy America Web Page
Contract Files Frequently Asked Questions
Guide for Procurement System Reviews
Joint Procurement Clearinghouse
Piggybacking Frequently Asked Questions
Procurement Online Tools and Resources
Third Party Procurement FAQs
Cost Analysis Worksheet
Cost Allocation 101 Webinar
How to Buy a Vehicle Training Module
Independent Cost Estimate Worksheet
Price Analysis Worksheet
ProcurementPRO 2.0 Web App and Demo Webinar
Vehicle Procurement Technical Brief
APTA's Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines
APTA's The Process of Transit Procurement
APTA's Transit Procurement: A Guide for Transit Board Members
OMB's Memorandum M-18-18, Implementing Statutory Changes to the Micro-Purchase and the Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for Financial Assistance
OMB's Super Circular 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
NTI's Overview of Transit Procurement for Senior Leadership Course
NTI's Procurement for Small and Medium Transit Systems Course
NTI's Procurement Series I - Orientation to Transit Procurement Course (National Transit Institute also offers Procurement Series II to IV courses)
NTI's Implementing Rural Transit Technology Course
NTI's Bus Procurement Workshop
APTA's Invitation for Bid – Materials
APTA's Invitation for Bid/Request for Proposal – Services
APTA's Request for Proposal – Bus Purchase
Note that these reflect state-specific requirements.
Iowa DOT's Office of Public Transit Procurement Web Page
Texas DOT's Transit Vehicle Procurement Web Page
Wisconsin DOT's Procurement and Contract Administration Manual for the Acquisition of Goods and Services Under Federal Transit Administration Grant Programs
Wisconsin DOT's Invitation for Bid (IFB) Procurement Toolkit
Wisconsin DOT's Request for Proposals (RFP) Procurement Toolkit
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