DBE

Business Opportunities and Solicitation Information

MBTA Solicitation Types

A variety of solicitation types are generated during the normal course of business at the MBTA. These solicitation types were developed to serve specific project needs and have evolved over time. For purposes of the DBE Program solicitations are classified into the following broad categories:

Procuring Department

Broad Scope of Services

Solicitation Types

Design and Construction

Professional Services (Design)

Request for Proposals (RFP)Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Construction

Notice to Bidders (NTB)

Materials Management

Materials (Goods and Services)

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Common Scopes of Work

The MBTA solicits professional services for a variety of projects, including architecture, engineering, construction and other consulting services. Common categories of work for Professional Services (Design) include:

Common categories of work for Professional Services (Design) include:

  • Administrative
  • Architect
  • Building Envelope
  • CAD/CADD Experts
  • Catenary/ Electrifications
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Inspector
  • Data Processing Experts
  • Draftsmen
  • Ecologist
  • Ecologist/ Environmentalist
  • Economist Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • General Engineering
  • Engineering Technician
  • Estimators
  • Geologist
  • Graphic Designers
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mining Engineer
  • Oceanographers
  • Planner: Urban/ Regional
  • Plumbing Engineers  Sanitary Engineer
  • Signal Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Soils Engineer
  • Specification Writers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Systems Engineers/ ITS
  • Telecommunications
  • Track Engineers
  • Transposition Engineers
  • Value Engineers

 

To learn more about Professional Services (Design) bid opportunities, please visit the MBTA’s Bidding and Solicitations page at: http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/.

Common categories of work for Construction include:

  • Hard/ Software
  • Gen. Req.
  • Site Construction
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metals
  • Wood & Plastics Thermal/ Moisture
  • Doors & Windows
  • Finishes
  • Specialties
  • Equipment
  • Furnishings
  • Special Construction
  • Conveying Sys.
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

 

To learn more about Construction bid opportunities, please visit the MBTA’s Bidding and Solicitation page at: http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/.

Common categories of work for Materials (goods and services) include:

  • Automotive / Bus Parts and Service
  • Computer Services and Supplies
  • Fuel and Lubricants
  • Industrial Supplies
  • Marketing and Promotional
  • Railcar Maintenance Parts
  • Surplus
  • Clothing and Uniforms
  • Fare Media
  • Health and Medical
  • Maintenance of Way
  • Office Supplies and Services
  • Revenue Supplies and Services
  • Other

To learn more about Materials (goods and services) bid opportunities, please visit the MBTA’s Bidding and Solicitation page at: http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/.

Register to Receive Bid and Solicitation Information

There are two options to register to receive bid and solicitation opportunity information. Both options are on the MBTA’s Bidding and Solicitation page at: http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/.

For Materials Management opportunities, please click on the Invitation for Bids (http://www.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/materials_management/invitation_for_bids/) under the under Materials Management heading.

For Professional Services (Design) and Construction opportunities, please click on the Add Company/Business Profile (http://mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/company_profile/?action=add) with the under the Company/Business Registration heading.

Finding a DBE Partner

To find SOMWBA-certified DBEs, visit the SOMWBA DBE Directory at the following URL: http://www.somwba.state.ma.us/BusinessDirectory/BusinessDirectory.aspx. The Directory enables a search of DBE firms by a number of different fields including geography and NAISC.

Company Registration
Materials Mgmt Invitations for Bid
Const & Prof Services Bids

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