The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) hereby notifies the public that it does not expect to award more than $250,000 in FTA funds in prime contracts in any of the fiscal years 2021 through 2023 and therefore is not required to update the DBE goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federal Transit Administration assisted contracts. USDOT 49 C.F.R. § 26.45(a).

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Cathy Gesick
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA)
245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

GRTA is committed to carrying out all applicable requirements as contained in 49 CFR Part 26, “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs” and continues to encourage DBE participation in all GRTA contracting opportunities.

Doing Business with GRTA as a DBE/Small Business

To provide our services, we rely on a broad range of contractors and suppliers who work with us through the procurement process. The goods and services we purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable transportation for our customers.
Goods and services purchased by GRTA are limited however, we encourage small businesses owned by minorities and women to pursue contracts to compete for GRTA business.
To make it easier for you to do business with GRTA, we’ve prepared this website area to explain our procurement process system, and let you know how we select our vendors.

What do we buy? Whom do we buy it from?

We buy from small businesses and large corporations.

Minority Business Program

The requirements of 49 CFR Part 26, Regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, apply to FTA-funded contracts. It is GRTA’s policy to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin in the award or performance of this contract. As an incentive to increase utilization of minority-owned businesses as subcontractors on State purchases, the State of Georgia provides for an income tax adjustment on the state tax return of any company that subcontracts with a State certified minority-owned firm to furnish goods, property, or services to the State of Georgia, including GRTA. The Tax Incentive Program is codified at O.C.G.A. §48-7-38 and is managed by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
When a contract is ready for bid, GRTA identifies available qualified DBE and M/WBE vendors and sends a list to the venders seeking bids.

GRTA Procurement Department

Staci M. Winston, Director of Procurement & Contracts
245 Peachtree Center Ave, NE,
Suite 2200
Atlanta GA, 30303-1224
Phone: 404-893-6124
Fax: (770) 357-1839

How can I learn about upcoming bid opportunities?

To reach as many potential vendors as possible, GRTA uses the Georgia Procurement Registry at as its primary source for advertising.

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