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Sole Source & Disadvantageous Procurements

The Chicago Transit Authority posts current Sole Source and Disadvantageous contract opportunities on the CTA website for up to three weeks.  During this period the public will be invited to submit comments and/or suggestions related to the Sole Source and Disadvantageous contract opportunities.

Public comments and/or suggestions will only be accepted during the public posting period and will be provided to the Sole Source and Disadvantageous Review Committee (SDRC) for consideration. 

Sole Source and Disadvantageous Contract Opportunities
SDRC Procurement # Procurement Description



Software support services for farebox Genfare Network and Garage System Application and Oracle Database support.



Subscription for a web based financial performance report service.



Install, maintain, and remove light emitting diode (LED) signs displaying Bus Tracker information on select bus shelters.



Curriculum development and train the trainer training/configuration for the Transit Ambassador Program.



Please submit your comments and/or suggestions for above Sole Source and Disadvantageous contract opportunities by completing the comments & suggestions form below and email to

Comments & Suggestions Form


This process applies to the Non-Competitive procurements described in subsections 1.4 A and 1.4 D of the CTA Procurement Policies and Procedures

Sole Source and Disadvantageous procurements previously approved by the SDRC

Support and maintenance of Oracle ERP databases and associated licenses, Hyperion budgeting software, Inventory Management and Supply Chain modules and Business Intelligence (BI) enhancement modules.

Scope of Work

Upgrade Hastus Scheduling Software.

Scope of Work

A service to provide upwards of 50k per day
SMS text messages to customers (of various
cellular carriers) who have subscribed or
requested text messages for bus and train
arrival predictions.

Scope of Work

Repair parts for escalators manufactured and
distributed exclusively by Fujitec America, Inc. as
required for a period of up to 36 months.

Scope of Work

Maintenance and support of Clever Devices Ltd.’s equipment and software on 1,870 CTA buses and implementation of a Bus Transit Management System (BTMS) for three years with (2) one-year options.

Scope of Work

Thermo-King non-warranty contingent repairs as required.

Scope of Work

Offsite hosting, maintenance, licensing, and support of iManage for the Law Department’s legal document management system for a period of 36 months.

 Scope of Work

Escalator repair parts manufactured exclusively by Schindler Elevator Corporation

Scope of Work

Provide software maintenance and support to CTA’s Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software used to manage maintenance defect data and associated work orders. 

 Scope of Work

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