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Important Information – Read First.

If you do not notify the Districts Procurements staff member responsible for the solicitation you are pursuing with an expression of interest, and you are not a user and you are not enrolled in the vendor registration database, LAMTD cannot be held responsible for any adverse results to your firm should you not receive automatic notification of any addendum or award information concerning a solicitation.

Delivery instructions for submitting offers are stated within the solicitation. LAMTD is not responsible for lost mail, improper or late deliveries of said submittals.

For DETAILED statuses of awards, source evaluation committee meetings, bid opening meetings, deadlines, and other information, you may visit: You may also obtain any document free of charge, through the links to the right. “Current Solicitations.”

Vendor Registration Information

If you wish to receive automatic notification of solicitations, amendments, and other addenda, you may wish to register as a vendor. You will not be mailed hardcopies of any documents. Please complete our on-line registration form contained under the registration page and submit.

Acronym Type Award Basis Threshold
RFP Request for Proposal Best value (not lowest bid). >$80,000
IFB Invitation for Bid Apparent, lowest bid to responsive, responsible vendor. >$80,000
RFQ* Request for Quotation Can be either of the above, depending upon the criteria established in the RFQ. <$80,000
RFQu Request for Qualifications Requests a Statement of Qualifications, in addition to price proposals, from firms engaged in highly specialized work. Alternatively, an RFQu can be issued as part of a pre-qualification threshold in a two-step solicitation method. Long-form, >$80,000

Short-form, <$80,000
RFI Request for Information Not a solicitation requesting quotes, formal proposals or sealed competitive bids. This advertisement is only for requesting industry to offer information and basic price information so that a solicitation can be properly drafted. N/A

*Short-form/simplified acquisition procedures are used.

Mission Statement

To ensure that the materials and services required by the District are available on time, are of the best value, and are acquired with integrity.

Purchasing Policies

For LAMTD’s current Purchasing and Contracts Policy manual, please visit the Governing Documents section of this site. These documents govern all pre-award and contract administration procedures. The LAMTD Department of Purchasing & Contracts is responsible for the procurement of all goods, services, real property and construction required by LAMTD in accordance with sound public contracting policies and procedures. Each year the agency awards approximately $3 million dollars in new purchases. The District’s Board of Directors meets every second Tuesday of the month where they consider approval of contracts over $80,000 in total value (except fuel and emergency purchases).

Ethics Statement

LAMTD subscribes to high standards of ethical conduct for avoiding improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest for all personnel engaged directly or indirectly in the award and administration of the Authority’s contracts. As such, LAMTD has developed an agency-wide Conflict of Interest and Ethical Conduct Policy which establishes that officers, managers, employees, or agents of LAMTD will neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to subagreements. Violations to LAMTD’s standard of conduct will be subject to penalties, sanctions, or other disciplinary action to the extent permitted by State, local law or regulations. LAMTD’s Purchasing and Contracts Department employees follow ethical guidelines published by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), whose Code of Ethics can be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Information

Lakeland Area Mass Transit District
Purchasing & Contracts Division
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Physical Location and Mailing address:
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863)-688-RIDE phone
(863) 327-1345 fax