Procurement Opportunities

METRO is committed to integrity in all facets of the procurement process, ensuring fairness, accountability and efficiency. On this page, you’ll find:

  • Eligibility requirements for our business opportunity programs
  • Open and anticipated procurements
  • Vendor registration and log-in
  • Useful links to key procurement topics

For more information, email us at procurement@ridemetro.org.

METRO Administration Building at 1900 Main Street in downtown Houston.

Business Opportunity Programs

METRO's Office of Economic Business Opportunity is committed to providing a variety of business enterprise programs to ensure equal opportunity, inclusion, and nondiscrimination in all its procurement and contracting matters.


To be classified as a certified Veteran Owned Business, your business should meet the following qualifications: 

  1. Be a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by an individual who served in the United States active military, naval, or air service; who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable; and who has at least 51% ownership in applicant firm
  2. Be either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  3. Exercise independence from any other business enterprise
  4. Have its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States
  5. Have been formed as a legal entity in the United States


METRO recognizes certifications from external certifying entities. METRO will not perform certifications.

For more information, view the program guide or email us at VOBE@ridemetro.org.

To be classified as a certified Disability Owned Business, your business should meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by individuals with a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act)
  2. Be either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  3. Exercise independence from any other business enterprise
  4. Have its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States
  5. Have been formed as a legal entity in the United States


METRO recognizes certifications from external certifying entities. METRO will not perform certifications.

For more information, view the program guide or email us at DOBE@ridemetro.org.

To be certified as a Small Business, your business should meet the following qualifications:

  1. Have been in operation at least one year
  2. Have at least one year of business tax returns
  3. Have at least $5,000 in revenue in the last 12 months
  4. Does not exceed the U. S. Small Business Administration size standards
  5. Personal net worth for each owner with 5% or more ownership does not exceed $1.32M


Learn more about our Small Business / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs below or access our compliance system to search, renew or apply to join our database of certified vendors.

Small Business / DBE Programs SB / DBE Compliance Systems

Open Procurements


Solicitation Number Title Due Date
4023000014 Track Geometry/OCS Height & Stagger Testing along METRORail Lines Dec. 14, 2022 2 PM
4023000021 1900 Main Exterior Window Washing for Floors 1 thru 14 Dec. 14, 2022 2 PM
4023000022 Exterior Washing on Floors 1&2 at 1900 Main Administrative Office Building and Parking Lots A, A+, B & C Dec. 14, 2022 2 PM
4023000024 Professional Consulting Services for Joint Development and Transit Oriented Development Dec. 15, 2022 2 PM

Anticipated Procurements

METRO is committed to providing equal opportunity and fairness in all its procurements. Each tab below contains information based on estimates, assumptions and other data, which are subject to change. Any proposed project/service may vary materially and/or be removed from the final list. This is provided for planning, contracting and teaming purposes only.


Project NameProcurement MethodSmall Business GoalAdvertisement MonthProject Description
1900 Main Windows WashingtonIFB20%NovemberInterior window cleaning of 1900 Main
1900 Main Exterior Washing & Parking LotsIFB35%NovemberExterior cleaning of 1900 Main and parking lot A, B & C
West Bellfort Park & Ride ModificationsRFPN/ANovemberNew 3000 space parking garage and site improvements

The items listed above include Board-approved and non-Board-approved projects.

Procurement Method Definitions
RFP – Request for Proposal    
RFQ – Request for Qualifications    
IFB – Invitations for Bid    
CSP
– Competitive Sealed Proposal    
IDIQ
– Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity
Projects Procurement Method*
40 Foot Transit Bus Purchase
IFB
Alternative Service Van(s) Purchase
IFB
Battery Electric Bus Purchase
IFB
Chargers for Electric Bus at TMC Transit Center
SOLE SOURCE
Contracted Park & Ride Service
RFP
Cypress T-Ramp (TxDOT Design)
RFQ
Electric Bus Civil Infrastructure at TMC Transit Center
IFB
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
RFQ
Environmental Engineering and Assessment
RFP
Joint Development Technical Assistance Contract
RFQ
Leadership Development Program
RFP
Northline Transit Center Parking Structure
IFB
Supply and Install Switchgears for Electric Bus Stations
IFB (DIQ)
Support Vehicles Purchase
IFB
Underground Storage Tank Replacement (Multiple Locations)
IFB or RFP
West Bellfort Park & Ride and Parking Structure
RFP (CSP)
Westheimer 82 BOOST – Package 1 – Civil Infrastructure
RFQ

* Subject to change.


Procurement Method Definitions
RFP – Request for Proposal    
RFQ – Request for Qualifications    
IFB – Invitations for Bid    
CSP
– Competitive Sealed Proposal    
IDIQ
– Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity
Projects Procurement Method*
Buffalo Bayou North Canal Channel
IFB
Construction Management Services (Multiple Contracts)
RFQ
Facility Tools & Off-Road Equipment Purchase
IFB
Fingerprint Services
RFP
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Purchase
IFB
Salary Survey
RFP
Westheimer 82 BOOST – Package 2 – Civil Infrastructure
RFQ

* Subject to change.


Procurement Method Definitions
RFP – Request for Proposal    
RFQ – Request for Qualifications    
IFB – Invitations for Bid    
CSP
– Competitive Sealed Proposal    
IDIQ
– Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity
Projects Procurement Method*
Gasoline
IFB
Stop Loss Insurance
RFP
Westheimer 82 BOOST – Package 3 – Civil Infrastructure
RFQ

* Subject to change.


Procurement Method Definitions
RFP – Request for Proposal    
RFQ – Request for Qualifications    
IFB – Invitations for Bid    
CSP
– Competitive Sealed Proposal    
IDIQ
– Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity
Projects Procurement Method*
Bus Operations Facility (BOF)
IFB
Dental Insurance
RFP
Disability & Family Medical Leave Management
RFP
Gulfton BRT
RFP
Life, AD&D
RFP
Disability Insurance
RFP
Maintenance of Way Facility
RFQ
Medical Insurance
RFP
University BRT Final Design
RFP

* Subject to change.


Procurement Method Definitions
RFP – Request for Proposal    
RFQ – Request for Qualifications    
IFB – Invitations for Bid    
CSP
– Competitive Sealed Proposal    
IDIQ
– Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity

In the table below, all letting dates, estimated project values and the SBE% (Small Business Enterprise percentage) are anticipated. The table is sorted by Advertising Date, with the most current date listed first.

Project DescriptionLetting DateEstimated Project ValueSBE%
West Belfort Park & Ride and Parking Structure (CSP)
Q4 2022 / Q1 2023$60-75 million35%
Northline Transit Center Parking Structure (CSP)
Q1 2023$35-45 million35%
Westheimer 82 BOOST - Package 1 (Civil Infrastructure)
Q1 2023$11-15 million35%
Supply and Install Switchgears for Electric Bus Stations
Q1 2023$0.5-1 millionTBD
Chargers for Electric Bus at TMC Transit CenterQ1 2023$1-1.5 millionTBD
Electric Bus (Civil Infrastructure) at TMC Transit CenterQ1 2023$2-2.5 million35%
Underground Storage Tank Replacement (Multiple Locations)Q1 2023$15-20 million35%
Westheimer 82 BOOST - Package 2 (Civil Infrastructure)Q2 2023$9-13 million35%
Westheimer 82 BOOST - Package 3 (Civil Infrastructure)Q3 2023$3-5 million35%
Maintenance of Way Facility (CMAR)
Q2 2023$30-40 million35%
Bus Operating Facility (CMAR)
Q4 2023
$200 million
35%
Inner Katy Bus Rapid Transit – Civil
Q1 2024
$400-600 million
35%
University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit – Civil
Q3 2024
$1.5-2 billion35%

 

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