Procurement Series I – Orientation to Transit Procurement
National Transit Institute
The first of a four-part series *, this four-day foundational course is an overview of transit procurement and emphasizes “best practices” for contract procurements by FTA grantees. This revised procurement course will focus on good procurement business practices and policies from a broader industry perspective. The course introduces minimum standards for individual agency practices as described in the FTA Circular 4220.1F, and the Master Agreement and provides participants with a framework for examining basic issues pertaining to third-party contracting. This training covers the roles and responsibilities of contracting parties and will explore opportunities for teaming/partnering internally and with transit suppliers. Specific problem areas that may emerge during the procurement process will be identified and addressed. The Best Practices Procurement Manual and Circular 4220.1F are referenced throughout the course. This course is conducted utilizing exercises, case studies, and other interactive training activities.
* It is highly recommended that the four procurement courses be taken in the following order: Orientation to Transit Procurement, Risk Assessment and Basic Cost or Price Analysis, RFP’s and Competitive Contract Negotiations, and Contract Administration.
$0 for Transit Agencies, Federal Government, MPOs and State DOTs
$600 for Consultants, Contractors, Non-profits – USA Only
$600 for Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency