Purchasing and Procurement

Capital Metro requires a wide variety of goods and services to operate efficiently.

  • Capital Metro purchases a wide variety of goods and services. Common purchases may include:

    Marketing & Culture

    • Advertising
    • Awards
    • Brochures
    • Decals
    • Embroidery
    • Maps
    • Pocket Schedules
    • Printing and Graphics
    • Promotional Items
    • Schedule Books
    • Signage
    • Timetables
    • Uniform Rental

    Vehicles & Equipment

    • Automobiles
    • Buses
    • Fuels/Oils/Lubricants
    • Furniture
    • Office Computer Hardware
    • Office Supplies
    • Shop Equipment
    • Tools
    • Trucks
    • Vans

    Professional Services

    • Appraisals
    • Background Checks
    • Blueprints
    • CAD
    • Business Services
    • Consulting
    • Employee Benefits
    • Estimating Services
    • Financial Services
    • Forms
    • Inspection Services
    • Medical Laboratory
    • Project Management
    • Recruiting Services
    • Security
    • Software
    • Temporary Employees
    • Title Searches
    • Training

    Facilities

    • Building Maintenance
    • Business Center
    • Capital Improvements
    • Catering
    • Construction
    • Environmental
    • Janitorial
    • Pest Control
    • Rail Improvements
    • Records Storage
    • Storage
  • All current solicitations are listed on PlanetBidsTM. You can sign up to receive email notification of our solicitations, and also sign up for a free Subscription to receive downloads of the electronic versions of solicitations.

    For support with your PlanetBidsTM account, email questions to support@planetbids.com.

    If you have any questions regarding Capital Metro solicitations, contact the Capital Metro Procurement Department at 512-389-7460 or via email to procure-help@capmetro.org.

  • NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE 

    Solicitation #: SSP 306283 

    Agency: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Capital Metro") Procurement Department

    Capital Metro intends to solicit and award a sole source contract to CONDUENT TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS, INC. to provide maintenance and support for a CAD/AVL Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) system.

    Conduent Transport Solutions, Inc. is considered a sole source because:

    a) There are no third-party developers since it is a proprietary system and not open for other vendors to provide services.

    b) The development of the CAD/AVL Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) system was customized exclusively for Capital Metro. All software, configuration and previous enhancements installed are proprietary, designed, hosted and maintained by Conduent Transport Solutions, Inc. Conduent Transport Solutions, Inc. is the sole entity capable of providing maintenance and support of the system.

    This will be a fixed-price contract.

    This synopsis is for notification purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids, quotes, or proposals; however, all responsible sources that believe they can meet all of the requirements may submit an unsolicited proposal which shall be considered. If no responses are received by 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, July 24, 2020, a Sole Source contract will be pursued with CONDUENT TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS, INC.

    Submit your unsolicited proposal to:

    Denny Ross, Contracts Administrator

    Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    2910 East 5th Street

    Austin, TX 78702

    denny.ross@capmetro.org

    This sole source requirement meets the conditions of FAR 13.106-1(b) (2); only one responsible source has been identified as reasonably available to provide the services that will satisfy the agency requirements. 


    NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE  

    Solicitation #:SSP-306378

    Agency: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) Procurement Department  

    Capital Metro intends to solicit and award a sole source contract to BYTEMARK, INC. to upgrade Capital Metro's existing customer account-based fare system from smart phone validation to account validation thereby enabling additional fare programs and features. This will include the upgrade of all BYTEMARK, INC. systems including, but not limited to fare inspection, third-party product integration as well as the ability to have application program interfaces (APIs) to allow for integration with other systems. The upgrade will increase hands-free operation for safer, healthier customer payment solution and reduce time for fare transaction. Build a customer experience that reduces dwell time and enables all door boarding.   

    BYTEMARK, INC. is considered a sole source because:  

    • BYTEMARK, INC. retains ownership of the source code and all related documentation for the system; and,
    • BYTEMARK, INC. developed and customized the Mobile Ticketing Application System, the foundation for the account-based fare system for Capital Metro;  
    • The award leverages existing components provided by BYTEMARK, INC. and avoids a substantial duplication of costs by upgrading the current account-based fare and phone validation system to be the foundation of the account-based fare payment system. Substantial costs, much of them duplicative would be necessary to have a developer other than BYTEMARK, INC. recreate the features, functionality, and integration with third-party systems, of the BYTEMARK, INC. fare system in the new system; and,
    • Leverages investments from FTA's Smart City grant from Columbus - Common Payment System and FTA's Small Starts grant from MetroRapid.

    This synopsis is for notification purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids, quotes, or proposals however, all responsible sources that believe they can meet all of the requirements may submit an unsolicited proposal which shall be considered. If no responses are received by 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, July 17, 2020, a Sole Source contract will be pursued with BYTEMARK, INC.

    Submit your unsolicited proposal to:

    Jeffery Yeomans, Contracts Administrator

    Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    2910 East 5th Street

    Austin, TX 78702

    Jeffery.Yeomans@capmetro.org

    This sole source requirement meets the conditions of FAR 13.106-1(b) (2); only one responsible source has been identified as reasonably available to provide the services that will satisfy the agency requirements. 

    Revised 6/26/2020

  • The following solicitations at Capital Metro are possible opportunities that may occur in the near future. These are for information purposes ONLY and the dates have NOT been set. You DO NOT need to inquire about these solicitations until they are advertised on PlanetBidsTM .

    Summer 2020

    • Fabricate & Deliver Bus Stop & Transit Facility Shelters
    • Marketing Services
    • Creative Services

    Fall 2020

    • Renovations to CMTA Headquarters Building
    • Emergency Generator
    • Media & Public Relations Services
    • Digital Marketing Services
    • North Lamar Mobility Hub
    • Leadership Development Program

    Date TBD

    • ERP System Replacement
    • Landscaping Services
    • Bus Stop Stand Alone Shade Panels

    Revised 6/26/2020

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