Doing Business with Tri Delta Transit

Tri Delta Transit is always interested in forging new partnerships with businesses to help provide better public transportation services to the residents of Eastern Contra Costa County.

For micro purchases, informal purchases and service contracts under a certain dollar threshold as established by Federal, state or local law, Tri Delta Transit contacts firms directly to request quotes. To be considered for these less formal purchases, businesses are encouraged to submit information to Tri Delta Transit about their organization and be added to our vendor list by downloading and completing the vendor form. If you prefer to have the vendor form mailed to you, please call 925-754-6622 and ask to speak with the DBE Liaison Officer or email civilrights@eccta.org.

We also encourage businesses to sign up for our free Email/Text Alerts to receive notification of upcoming Invitation for Bids and Request for Proposals.

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The following is a partial list of commodities purchased by Tri Delta Transit:

  • SHOP SUPPLIES (NUTS, BOLTS, WIRE,WIRE CONNECTORS, TAPE, BATTERIES, LIGHT BULBS, ZIP TIES)
  • PERSONAL PROTECTION GEAR (GLOVES, DUST MASKS, SAFETY GLASSES, SAFETY VESTS, EAR PLUGS)
  • BUS STOP REPAIR SUPPLIES (POLES, BRACKETS, SIGNS, CONCRETE, PLEXIGLASS, TRASH CANS)
  • BUS PARTS (BRAKE PARTS, COOLANT, OIL, PARTS CLEANER)
  • JANITORIAL SUPPLIES (TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS, HAND SOAP, GARBAGE BAGS, AIR FRESHINERS)
  • DETAIL SUPPLIES (SOAP FOR BUS WASH, VANDALISM REMOVER, GLASS CLEANER, BROOMS, BRUSHES, MOPS)

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


    DBE Program Policy Statement and Program Objectives (§26.1, 26.23)

    Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (ECCTA) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the DOT, ECCTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

    It is the policy of ECCTA to ensure that DBEs, as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. The objectives of the DBE Program include:

    1. Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;

    2. Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;

    3. Ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;

    4. Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;

    5. Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and

    6. Adhere to the adopted ECCTA purchasing policy principles throughout all aspects of the DBE Program.

    ECCTA’s Executive Assistant has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO). In that capacity, the Executive Assistant is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program has the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by ECCTA in its financial assistance agreements with the DOT.

    ECCTA has disseminated this policy statement to its Board of Directors and to all departments of its organization. This policy statement is disseminated to members of the DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform or are interested in performing work on ECCTA’s DOT-assisted contracts. The policy statement is on the Tri Delta Transit website at www.trideltatransit.com/business.aspx. Questions regarding ECCTA’s DBE Program should be addressed to DBE Liaison Officer, 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509, fax 925-757-2530, telephone 925-754-6622, email civilrights@eccta.org.

    DBE Goals

    ECCTA establishes an overall goal for the participation of DBEs in contracting opportunities that are expected to receive federal financial assistance.

    DBE and SBE Resources

  • Search for a certified DBE firm
    (Hosted by the California Department of Transportation, Office of Business & Economic Opportunity)

  • Apply for DBE certification under the Unified Certification Program (UCP) of California
    (Hosted by the California Department of Transportation, Office of Business & Economic Opportunity)

  • NorCal Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

  • U.S. DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) 

  • Southwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

  • Business Outreach Committee (BOC)- ECCTA (Tri Delta Transit) is a member of the BOC in the San Francisco Bay Area. The BOC is a consortium of twenty six San Francisco Bay Area Transit and Transportation Agencies that assist small, disadvantaged and local firms in doing business with Bay Area transportation agencies. The BOC offers training, technical assistance, and relationship-building with agency staff and the contracting community of the San Francisco Bay Area. BOC newsletters are published quarterly and networking events are held throughout the year. For more information on the BOC, email civilrights@eccta.org or call 925-754-6622 and ask to speak with the DBE Liaison Officer.

  • Business Outreach Committee Contracting Newsletter
  • Winter 2019
    Summer 2019

    Business Outreach/Events

  • Meet the Buyers Procurement Forum-8/9/19
  • (flyer)

    Small and disadvantaged businesses were able to connect with procurement staff from various participating government entities, transit and transportation agencies. ECCTA (Tri Delta Transit) staff was available to discuss its upcoming procurement opportunities as well as its revised proposed DBE goal.

  • DBE Certification Workshop-7/25/19
  • (flyer)

    This free workshop encouraged Small, Minority and Women-Owned businesses to become certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms.

  • DBE Certification Workshop hosted by Caltrans - 6/13/19 (flyer)
  • The DBE Certification workshop included a review of the DBE certification application, processing requirements and expectations, and DBE program benefits.

  • 2019 NorCal Procurement Expo – 5/31/19 (flyer)
  • Tri Delta Transit was an exhibitor at the 2019 NorCal Procurement Expo in San Ramon, CA. Small and diverse businesses had the opportunity to connect with local, state, and federal agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners at this event.

  • Business Outreach Committee Public Participation Meeting- 4/2/19 (flyer)
  • Tri Delta Transit, a member of the Business Outreach Committee, participated in the Public Participation Meeting on April 2, 2019 in Oakland, CA.


    Legal Notices

    Please check this site again in the future, as all invitation for bids will be posted here.

    Invitation for Bids

    Please check this site again in the future, as all invitation for bids will be posted here.

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    Request for Proposals

    Please check this site again in the future, as all requests for proposals will be posted here.

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    How to submit a bid/proposal

    Each formal solicitation package includes the due date, time, and any additional information for your submittal, including the date and time bids will be publicly opened, if applicable. Formal bids are generally opened publicly at Tri Delta Transit’s administrative office, 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509. Staff announces the names of firms and the submitted bids.

  • Be Timely. Submit your bid/proposal by the date and time specified. Late bids/proposals will not be accepted.
  • Read the bid/proposal general provisions and special provisions. Each bid/proposal may contain a number of conditions/provisions.
  • Adhere to bid/proposal conditions.
  • Complete and submit all bid/proposal forms. Failure to complete and submit the forms by the due date will result in rejection of the bid/proposal.

  • Upcoming IFB/RFP Procurement Opportunities

    Below you will find information on expected future procurement opportunities. This is only an estimate of anticipated procurements. Projects may be cancelled and/or project schedules may change at any time. We encourage businesses to sign up for our free Email/Text Alerts to receive notification of upcoming Invitation for Bids and Request for Proposals.

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  • Schedule Printing- Anticipated in August, 2019
  • HVAC- Anticipated in September, 2019
  • Bus Shelters- Anticipated in October, 2019
  • Landscaping- Anticipated in October, 2019
  • Bus Advertising- Anticipated in 2020
  • Financial Auditor- Anticipated in 2020
  • Janitorial- Anticipated in 2021

  • Bus Stop Spec Sheet