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Vendors

Rock Region METRO works with a variety of local, regional and national vendors for professional services and goods. Our procurement department is responsible for purchasing all goods and services required by METRO.

Rock Region METRO Procurement Goals

The procurement department ensures METRO is meeting the following contracting goals to:

  • Provide for public confidence in the procurement procedures followed by METRO
  • Ensure fair and equitable treatment of all persons who deal with METRO’s procurement process
  • Provide increased savings in the agency’s procurement activities and maximize, to the fullest extent practicable, the purchasing power of the public funds used by METRO
  • Foster effective, broad-based competition within the free enterprise system
  • Provide safeguards for the maintenance of a procurement system of quality and integrity
  • Provide for the timely resolution of protests and contract disputes

Types of Goods and Services Purchased

The following is a non-inclusive list of common Rock Region METRO purchases:

Business Services: Uniform Rental, Temporary Staffing, Employee Benefits Management, Financial Services, Marketing and Communications Services, Printing Services, Consulting, Technology Support, Catering, Background Checks, Recruiting Services

Capital-Related Services and Goods: Construction, Landscaping, Architectural Services, Engineering Services, Technology Equipment, Furniture, Building Maintenance, Janitorial Services, Security Services, Office Supplies

Vehicles and Maintenance-Related Items and Services: Vehicles, Parts, Fuels and Other Maintenance Equipment and Supplies, Tools

How to Learn About a Rock Region METRO Procurement Opportunity

The best way to stay in the loop on future opportunities is to register as a vendor through our procurement website, ebid Exchange. You may also contact our procurement manager at 501-375-6717 or check locally published legal ads. Occasionally, METRO publishes business opportunities in Mass Transit and Passenger Transport.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Rock Region METRO has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. METRO has received federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, METRO has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

For more information on how your firm can become DBE certified, please contact AHTD’s EEO/DBE division at 501-569-2298 or visit http://www.arkansashighways.com/dbe/dbe.aspx

DBE Contracting Goals FY 2018-2020

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