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Contract opportunities

Contract Opportunities

CTA is pleased to announce it has engaged Bonfire to create a portal through which solicitations will be posted and where bids and proposals will be submitted. As of July 6, 2020 CTA will conduct virtual bid openings for Invitations for Bids through Zoom. Bidders who submit bids and attend the bid openings will be permitted to inspect the bids one hour following bid opening. These bidders will receive instructions on how to inspect bids via email.  

Effective for all procurements due on or after July 6, 2020, CTA will transition to electronic submission through the Bonfire platform. CTA is in the process of migrating existing IFBs to the Bonfire platform, additional instruction for these procurements will follow in the form of addenda. New procurements (IFBs/RFPs/LIQs) will be posted on the Bonfire platform as well. Because CTA is moving to electronic submission, companies wishing to respond to procurements must register and upload their submissions through the Bonfire portal, available at https://transitchicago.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities.

NOTE: You must register with Bonfire even if you are a current CTA registered vendor or currently do business with CTA. Hard copy responses will no longer be accepted for procurements due on or after July 6, 2020. Registration is easy and free.  Please be sure to select NAICS codes associated with your type of business or organization. Our solicitations will be set up using those codes and will be matched to vendors and contractors with the same codes.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Bid Office via email at ctavendormgmt@transitchicago.com.  Thank you for your interest in doing business with Chicago Transit Authority.

All contracting opportunities for the Chicago Transit Authority are advertised in the classified section of the Chicago Tribune.

Additional information


Category Solicitation Number Title Due Date:
Services B19OP00931 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Off-the-Shelf Uniforms for Operating and Maintenance Personnel for a period of five years with two one-year options. (REVISED) 9/10/2020 03:30 PM
Services B19FT04609R Invitation for Bid (IFB) for Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Firm(s) to Provide Staffing for Printed Material Distribution for the CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM) for a Period of 3 Years with 3 One Year Options. (REVISED) 7/13/2020 02:00 PM
Services C20OP102439601 Invitation for Bid (IFB) to Purchase of Oracle E-Business Suite Software; Licensing, Support and Maintenance for a period of 12 months. (REVISED) 7/20/2020 02:00 PM
Supplies B20OP00907 Invitation for Bids for Rental of Lift Equipment . (REVISED) 7/16/2020 02:00 PM
Services B20OP00024 Invitation for Bid (IFB) for Pick-Up, Transportation and Disposal of Various Used Nickel Cadmium Batteries. (REVISED) 7/16/2020 02:00 PM
Services B19OP04458R Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Escalator, Passenger Elevator, Freight Elevator, Dumbwaiter and Wheelchair Lifts 3rd Party Inspections for a Period of up to Thirty-Six (36) Months from date of Contract Execution. (REVISED) 7/13/2020 02:00 PM
Supplies B20FR04618 Invitation for Bid (IFB) to Provide Parts and Supplies using Federal Funds for a period of up to 60 months.(REVISED) 7/22/2020 02:00 PM
Services B20OP00317 Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Ready-Mixed Concrete to be Released as Required for a Period of Up to 36 Months from Date of Contract Execution. (REVISED) 7/16/2020 02:00 PM
Supplies B19OP01575R Invitation for Bid (IFB) for Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, Recharging and Repairing of Carbon Dioxide & Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers & Accessories System-Wide. (REVISED) 7/17/2020 02:00 PM
Services B20OP80141 Invitation for Bid (IFB) for Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Firm(s) to Furnish and Install Pigeon Deterring Devices at Various CTA Locations. (REVISED) 7/16/2020 02:00 PM
Services B20OP00290 Invitation for Bid (IFB) to Supply and Deliver Bulk Rock Salt as Required Until May 21, 2021, F.O.B. Destination. (REVISED) 7/15/2020 02:00 PM
Services B20RG04641 RFP for Advertising Services on CTA's Outdoor Sign structures. (REVISED) 7/10/2020 03:30 PM
Supplies B19OP03567 Invitation for Bid (IFB) to Furnish and Deliver various electrical supplies, F.O.B destination, for a period of up to 48 months from date of contract execution. (REVISED) 7/15/2020 02:00 PM
Services B19RG03613 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Online Public Auction Services for the Disposition of Obsolete Material for a Period of up to 36 Months. 7/20/2020 03:30 PM
Services C20CT102394109 Invitation for Bids (IFB) to Furnish and Deliver Ninety-One (91) Part Kits to Overhaul the 2600 Series Railcars. (REVISED) 7/17/2020 02:00 PM