Perfecting the Procurement Process

Perfecting the Procurement ProcessMarch is National Procurement Month! (Yes, really). To cap things off, this edition of DigitalCT focuses on how community and public transportation providers can both navigate and improve procurement.

We set out to work up solutions for our members and readers in the procurement area and we do so by highlighting a variety of transit peers - all CTAA members - who share their expertise in managing procurement in a professional, organized manner.


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DigitalCT Editor Rich Sampson

DigitalCT Editor Rich Sampson shares his reflections on this edition, focused on procurement.

The Commentary: Helping You Navigate Procurement

The Commentary: Helping You Navigate Procurement

Like many issues, procurement doesn't have to be a bear. When handled in an organized, systematic way that follows a set process, it can be relatively painless. We hope this edition of DigitalCT helps you better handle procurement at your agency.

Member Profile

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO)

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency and provides a comprehensive scope of services to those in need throughout Maui County and across the state of Hawaii. They're a charter, founding member of CTAA, with membership dating back to 1989.

Analysis: An Early Look at Transit and the Trump Administration

Donald Trump

CTAA encourages its members and mobility advocates to consider the context of the President's proposal, as it indicates none of the formularized programs administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are identified for reductions.

Priorities & Opportunities to Improve American Communities

Priorities & Opportunities to Improve American Communities

We provide additional background and discussion points around each of the six key objectives in CTAA's 2017 legislative agenda.

A Beginner's Guide to Buying a Vehicle

A Beginner's Guide to Buying a Vehicle

Based on input from transit leaders and procurement officers across the industry, a series of steps and decisions is necessary to take a vehicle or fleet purchase from concept to reality. This beginner's guide seeks to outline the various questions that need answers in a systemic, logical manner.

Procurement: Support, Process & Ethics

Procurement: Support, Process & Ethics

Tim Thomas - General Manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority in Parkersburg, W.Va.- explains how establishing an internal approvals and evaluation process can prevent procurement headaches later.

Working with the Utah DOT: A Procurement Case Study

Working with the Utah DOT: A Procurement Case Study

Lochner's Jason Green presents a case study on how the Utah DOT's approach to procurement involves direct input from subrecipients to make sure the process meets their needs as effectively as possible.

CTAA's Procurement Roundtable

CTAA's Procurement Roundtable

Procurement presents challenges for community and public transportation providers of all sizes across the nation. We asked three General Managers of CTAA member systems to share not only their concerns about the procurement process, but also potential solutions to reduce the administrative burdens of procurement compliance.

Procurement Tips from a Former FTA Official

Dick Doyle

Dick Doyle is the former Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Regional Administrator for Region 1, New England and currently a member of CTAA's Board of Directors. He shares his advice on traversing FTA's procurement process.


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