Notice is hereby given that the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz METRO) is proposing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 1.93% for U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contracts for FFY18-FFY20. This goal has been set based upon information currently available. As part of this program, Santa Cruz METRO must establish a goal for DBE participation in procurements to be federally funded. A DBE firm is defined as a for-profit “small business concern” that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. California DBE firms are certified as such through the California Unified Certification Program (UCP).


It is the policy of Santa Cruz METRO to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability and/or sexual orientation in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts. It is the intention of Santa Cruz METRO to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts.


The rationale for this goal and supporting information regarding Santa Cruz METRO’s DBE Program can be reviewed by clicking here.


Santa Cruz METRO and the Federal Transit Administration will accept written comments on Santa Cruz METRO’s proposed DBE goal and its rationale through August 24, 2017. Comments should be submitted to Angela Aitken, DBE Liaison Officer, at the address listed above, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Federal Transit Administration, Civil Rights Office, Region IX, 201 Mission Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105.


Santa Cruz METRO will hold a Public Hearing on its FFY18-FFY20 DBE goal at 9:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard on August 25, 2017 at Santa Cruz METRO's Administration Offices, 110 Vernon St., Santa Cruz, CA. Members of the public may address Santa Cruz METRO’s Board of Directors at this meeting.


Business opportunities with Santa Cruz METRO are listed by category below.

Vendor Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The Board of Directors of Santa Cruz METRO has adopted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy to promote the participation of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE's) in all areas of Santa Cruz METRO contracting to the maximum extent practicable.

Protest Procedures

Santa Cruz METRO's Protest Procedures are available here.

Terms and Conditions

All authorized purchase orders issued by Santa Cruz METRO are subject to Santa Cruz METRO's terms and conditions which can be reviewed here.


Contracts are subject to the terms of a financial assistance contract between the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the United States Department of Transportation.


FTA Requirements for Contracts:


Construction between $2,000 and $9,999


Professional Services equal to or greater than $10,000


Current Bid/Proposal Opportunities By Category


1. Architect and Engineering Services

  • (None at this time)

2. Bus Parts Procurements

  • (None at this time)

3. Construction Projects

  • (None at this time)

4. Equipment Procurements

  • (None at this time)

5. Maintenance Services

6. Professional Services

  • RFP 17-05 Consultant Services For Upgrade of METRO’s Video Surveillance System

    NEW DUE DATE! Proposals due by 5:00 PM PST on September 21, 2017

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Addendum No. 1

7. System Software Procurements

  • (None at this time)

8. Vehicle Procurements

  • (None at this time)

9. Other Procurements

  • (None at this time)


Site Updated:  August 10, 2017

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