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

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    • Blueprints
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    • Business Services
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    • Estimating Services
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    • Medical Laboratory
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    • Recruiting Services
    • Security
    • Software
    • Temporary Employees
    • Title Searches
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    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.

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    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-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. 


     NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE

    Solicitation #: SSP 306403 - Ridership Processing and Reporting Services

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

    Capital Metro intends to solicit and award a sole source contract to Urban Transportation Associates (UTA)  to procure a software package that will process and report automatic passenger counter data from the fixed route, bus rapid transit and commuter rail fleets. Among the different service types there may be more than one APC manufacturer.

    The system shall integrate farebox, and manually collect data into the system for additional analysis as needed. The system must also be able to handle additional APC units as they come online in the coming years with additional bus units.

    The software must also meet the requirements for processing and reporting National Transit Database (NTD) information as required by Federal Transit Administration (FTA). NTD processing would occur based on service type and/or contractor.

    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 Daylight Time, August 12, 2020, a Sole Source contract will be pursued with Urban Transportation Associates

    Submit your unsolicited proposal to:

    John Pena, Contracts Administrator

    Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    2910 East 5th Street

    Austin, TX 78702

    John.Pena@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 7/31/2020

  • 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

    • Creative Services
    • New Entity in Dynamics AX System
    • Printing of IDUs and Other Signs

    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 7/31/2020

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