Doing Business with RTD

Follow these easy steps to start working with RTD

RTD offers a wide range of business opportunities for contractors, vendors, and suppliers in construction, professional services, maintenance/repair/operation equipment, and more.

Procurement and contracts

RTD purchases products and services in the following areas:

  • Professional Services
    • Training
    • Architectural / Engineering
    • Financial
    • General Consulting
    • Accounting and Auditing
    • Catering
  • Suppliers
    • Office Supplies
    • Vehicle Parts
    • Cleaning Products
    • Fuel
    • Furniture
    • Painting Supplies
    • Computer Equipment
    • Lubricants
    • Safety Equipment
  • Construction
    • Paving and Concrete
    • General Construction
    • Excavating and Heating
  • Other Services
    • Component Rebuilding
    • Printing
    • Landscaping
    • Cleaning and Custodial
    • Vehicle Support/Maintenance
    • Vehicle Parts
    • Cleaning Products
    • Fuel
    • Painting Supplies
    • Lubricants
    • Safety Equipment
    • Vehicle Support/Maintenance

1. Establish business with RTD

RTD maintains a list of businesses and vendors interested in doing business with us. Buyers often contact these companies directly to request bids. Increase your business opportunities by getting on our bidders list.

Get on our bidders list


DBE/SBE Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise (DBE/SBE) certification is the key for disadvantaged and small business enterprises to gain an edge when competing for contracts.

2. Check current solicitations

Review the list of products and services RTD is looking to purchase in our current solicitations.

RTD creates an invitation for bid, request for proposal, request for quotation or request for qualification, depending on the type of project.

Review current solicitations


MRO Opportunities

Routine maintenance, repair or operation (MRO) product and service bids/proposals are not generally included in the current solicitations list.

Get more information about MRO opportunities

3. Pick up a bid/proposal package

Pick up a bid/proposal package to learn more about the project including a description of the work required, all applicable requirements, scheduled site visits, and more. This is also the time to request a Plan Holders List.

4. Attend pre-bid meetings for projects

Attend pre-bid meetings to learn more about the contract specifications and network with primes and subcontractors interested in the same contract. RTD encourages prime contractors to partner with certified small and disadvantage business enterprises. The pre-bid meetings provide a great opportunity to meet and exchange information. Please note that some projects do not have pre-bid meetings.

5. Submit bid/proposal

Submit a competitive bid/proposal with all the requested documents, forms, and signatures.

Please read RTD's Unsolicited Proposal Policy.
If you have questions about how to do business with RTD, find answers in frequently asked questions.