Procurement (Solicitation, Documents and Information)

Protest Procedures

RTC Procurement Opportunities

The Regional Transportation Commission uses Procureware.  All RTC Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications and Request for Quotes will be available to view and download directly from ProcureWare.

Online registration is required in order to download documents and to receive automatic notification of contracting opportunities.  There is no charge to register.

The Regional Transportation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to participate in the competitive procurement process.

Small Business

Beginning FY 2020, RTC incorporated several non-discriminatory elements to its DBE program, in order to facilitate competition on DOT-assisted public works projects by small business concerns (both DBEs and non-DBE small business).  For additional information, please review RTC’s DBE Program for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022.

RTC utilizes the Small Business Development Center, at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to seek out and develop a listing of local and regional small businesses.   Nevada SBDC guides and assists Nevadans looking to start and grow businesses, with objectives to increase business starts, create and retain jobs, and increase access to capital. One-on-one advising services are free and confidential. Nevada SBDC also offers and coordinates a wide range of workshops and courses in collaboration with public and private entities.

The RTC also utilizes the directory of Emerging Small Businesses through the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development to provide procurement outreach opportunities.  The GOED’s Local Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program is a certification program for Nevada small businesses interested in doing business with state and local government agencies such as the RTC.  View their ESB flyer, and see below for information on how to become certified.

Application for Local Emerging Small Business (ESB) Certification

An applicant seeking certification as a Local Emerging Small Business in the State of Nevada must submit a complete application to the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Supplier Diversity Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The RTC receives funding from the U.S. DOT through the Federal Transit Administration and from the Nevada DOT. Government agencies that receive federal funds must implement a DBE program in accordance with 49 C.F.R. Part 2.

Our DBE Program is all about Diversity
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) has established a goal to identify, communicate and work with businesses that are certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Our program provides business opportunities for those DBEs who are interested in contracting services with the RTC.

The RTC is committed to identify, communicate and work with businesses that are certified DBEs. A DBE is defined as a small business that is socially or economically disadvantaged. To learn more about DBE qualifications, read the DBE program specified below.

RTC FFY 2020-2022 DBE Program

It is the policy of the RTC to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of U.S. Department of Transportation-assisted contracts and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts. The RTC established a goal of 1.5% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in federally funded contract opportunities for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022.

A description of the goal, and the methodology used in selecting this goal, is available for public review.

RTC Overall DBE Goal FFY 2020-2022

Contracting — Could this be an opportunity for you?
The RTC awards various contracts for goods and professional services to qualified DBE businesses. Some of the types of contracts we have entered into are listed below:

  • Professional Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Delivery Services
  • Facilities, Upgrades & Maintenance
  • Furniture
  • Janitorial Services
  • Marketing & Advertisin
  • Office Equipment
  • Planning/Technical Studies
  • Printing
  • Road Construction
  • Road Rehabilitation
  • Signage
  • Sign Language
  • Telecommunications
  • Temporary Employment Services
  • Translation
  • Legal Service
  • Environmental Services

Becoming a Certified DBE

Business enterprises wishing to get formal certification as a Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) can visit the following websites:

DBE/SBE – Nevada Department of Transportation – Compliance and Certification Management System

MBE – National Minority Supplier Development

WBE – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Learn More about DBE Vendors

Business enterprises wishing to view a list of certified DBE Vendors  can visit the website State of Nevada’s Compliance and Certification Management System.

View Guidance on Good Faith Efforts

Procurement Staff

  • Christian Schonlau:  Director of Finance/CFO, 775-332-9511
  • Karin Copeland:  Procurement and Contracts Analyst, 775-332-2140
  • Christopher Benham:  Procurement and Contracts Analyst, 775-335-1868
  • Jennifer Meyers: DBE Officer, Phone: 775-332-9513, Email: jmeyers@rtcwashoe.com
  • Contact us by email