Vendor Information


Santa Cruz METRO has partnered with Bonfire Interactive to create a new procurement portal that will allow you to receive notifications of business opportunities and submit bids and proposals to Santa Cruz METRO digitally.


Even though you may have already registered as a vendor and may have done business with Santa Cruz METRO in the past, you must re-register through our new procurement portal to continue receiving notifications about contract opportunities related to your area of expertise.  You can access the new portal using this link:



Registration is easy and free. Please be sure to select at least one, or more, NAICS codes for your business or organization. Our solicitations will be set up using those codes and will be matched to vendors and contractors with the same codes.


Click here for registration instructions: Vendor Registration


Santa Cruz METRO is excited about the changes we are making to streamline our electronic bid process and we look forward to continuing our good relationship with you. We appreciate your interest in Santa Cruz METRO.



Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The Board of Directors of Santa Cruz METRO has adopted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy to promote the participation of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE's) in all areas of Santa Cruz METRO contracting to the maximum extent practicable.


Protest Procedures

Santa Cruz METRO's Protest Procedures are available here.


Terms and Conditions

All authorized purchase orders issued by Santa Cruz METRO are subject to Santa Cruz METRO's terms and conditions which can be reviewed here.


Federally funded contracts are subject to the terms of a financial assistance contract between the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the United States Department of Transportation.


Requirements for FTA funded contracts:


Construction between $2,000 and $9,999


Professional Services equal to or greater than $10,000




Site Updated:  March 20, 2020