Contracting and Procurement

Contracting and Procurement

Welcome to the Transportation Authority’s Contracting and RFPs page. Here, you’ll find information about current contracting and procurement opportunities, along with qualifications, deadlines, informational meeting dates, and more. 

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Current Opportunities

Request for Information for Future Lombard Crooked Street Paid Reservation System Project (RFI 19/20-02)

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation Authority) on behalf of the District 2 Supervisor is requesting information from companies specializing in paid reservation or ticketing systems for a future system on the Lombard Crooked Street (1000 Block of Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth streets). The purpose of this RFI is to 1) provide general information about the project, and 2) solicit input on the paid reservation system design, innovative ideas, potential risks, and the procurement and implementation process. An operating government agency anticipated to be designated by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the coming months is expected to issue a Request for Proposals for the paid reservation system implementation and operation in the fall.

Site Tour on August 30 at 10:00 a.m. Companies are invited to a site tour at the Lombard Crooked Street at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019. The walking tour will last approximately 90 minutes and attendees are requested to meet at the northeast corner of Lombard and Larkin Streets. Please limit attendees to no more than two individuals per company for the tour. Attendees are requested to RSVP by August 29 at 9:00 a.m. at the link below:

Click here to RSVP

Questions due by September 3 at 5:00 p.m. Questions may be submitted by e-mail to info@sfcta.org, please include “RFI 19/20-02 – Lombard Reservation System Project” in the subject line. The Transportation Authority’s responses will be posted to this page by September 9, and any addenda to the RFI will also be made available on this page prior to the response due date.

Responses are due electronically to the Transportation Authority to info@sfcta.org by September 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Thank you for your interest in working with the Transportation Authority.

RFI 19/20-02 (PDF)

Upcoming & Recent Events

DBE Certification Workshop - July 25

Meet the Buyers Procurement Forum - August 9

2019 DBE/LBE Networking Event

2018 'Meet the Primes' Networking Event

2018 'Meet the Buyers" Procurement Forum

Business Outreach Committee

The Transportation Authority is a member of the Business Outreach Committee (BOC), a multi-agency consortium of approximately 23 Bay Area transportation agencies with a common goal to assist small, disadvantaged and local firms doing business with Bay Area transit and transportation agencies. The BOC meets on a monthly basis to discuss outreach practices and plan for regional networking events and buyers forums, and publishes a quarterly newsletter of upcoming agency procurements and events.

Summer 2019 Contracting Newsletter (PDF)

Title VI Complaint Procedure

As a recipient of federal dollars, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation Authority) is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. The Transportation Authority has a Title VI Complaint Procedure in place:

Title VI Complaint Form (PDF)
Title VI Complaint Procedure information sheet (PDF), which outlines the process for local disposition of Title VI complaints.

Formulario de Queja Conforme al Título VI (PDF)
Hoja de información del Procedimiento de Queja conforme al Título VI (PDF), la cual establece el proceso para la disposición local de las quejas conforme al Título VI.

第六章投訴書(PDF)
第六章投訴程序告知書(PDF),概述處理第六章投訴的本地程序。

Contact

Steve Stamos, Senior Management Analyst

DBE/LBE Program

Disadvantaged Business and Local Business Enterprises

Our policy is that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or in part with Transportation Authority funds. The Transportation Authority and its employees shall not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the award and performance of Transportation Authority contracts.

DBE Requirements

  • For professional services (e.g., architect/engineering), total income must be less than $2.5 million
  • For telecommunications services, total income must be less than $5 million
  • For goods/materials/equipment and general services suppliers, total income must be less than $7 million

LBE Requirements

  1. Valid Business Registration Certificate from the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
  2. Evidence of maintaining a local working office in San Francisco for the past six months (e.g., utility bills, office lease, or office purchase agreement)

To Apply

Online application

NOTE: If you are certified in the same category through the other accepted programs listed below, you do not need to apply.

Applications must have all required supporting documentation to be approved.

Databases

DBE — Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

SBE and DVBE — Small Business Enterprise and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

LBE, LBE-PUC and NPE — Local Business Enterprise, Local Business Enterprise - Public Utilities Commission and Non-Profit Enterprises

SFCTA Certified DBE/LBE/SBE/LGBTBE/DVBE (.xlsx) — Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Business Enterprise

Accepted Certifications 

The Transportation Authority accepts certifications from the following programs in lieu of a Transportation Authority certification:

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) California Unified Certification Program (CUCP): DBE CUCP DBE Certifying Agencies

California Department of General Services (DGS), Procurement Division (PD), Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS): California Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program

City and County of San Francisco, Contract Monitoring Division (CMD): LBE

California Public Utilities Commission Supplier Clearinghouse: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

Contact

Jen Shader, Executive Administrative Assistant

Jobs and Internships
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Work at the Transportation Authority

We’re looking for applicants who are excited about making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco's transportation system. 

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Jobs

Assistant Deputy Director, Capital Projects

Open until filled

Internships

Capital Projects Internship

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019

Planning Internship

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019

Policy and Programming Internship

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019

Finance Internship

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019

Modeling/Technology, Data, and Analysis Internship

This position is closed. Please check back for updates.

We are An Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe diversity and inclusion strengthen our work, and we strive to ensure our staff represents the communities we serve. 

We are committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect. We want to employ and provide career advancement opportunities for people of any:

  • race and color
  • sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
  • religion and belief
  • national, social, and ethnic origin
  • parental status, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions
  • age
  • physical, mental, and sensory disabilities
  • HIV status
  • marital, civil union, and domestic partnership status
  • past and present military service
  • family medical history and genetic information
  • protected status 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at info@sfcta.org or 415-522-4800.