Vaccination Mandate for All Contractors and Consultants Performing Work on BART Property (October 29, 2021)

On October 14, 2021, the BART Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve a policy statement mandating COVID-19 vaccinations of employees, Board members, contractors, and consultants. On October 29, 2021, BART General Manager Bob Powers issued this memo requiring all consultants and contractors that perform work on BART property to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All Covered Contractors currently performing work on BART contracts must certify by December 13, 2021, that all Covered Contractor Personnel are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. After December 13, 2021, any Covered Contractor Personnel who are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted on BART property unless they become fully vaccinated.

Procurement Portal Now Available

All current and prospective bidders, proposers, vendors, contractors and suppliers must register in BART's procurement portal to download solicitations and become a plan holder. Plan holders will automatically receive notifications related to that solicitation. Register today!

Latest Procurement Activity:

A Look Ahead: Upcoming Procurements
Contracts Out for Bid
Bids Received
Recently Awarded Contracts
Upcoming Procurement Events

BART's New Headquarters (HQ) Building, 2150 Webster Street, Oakland

Interested Parties/Potential Subcontractors: The first link below is provided to access and complete the Application to be added to the 'Available Subcontractors for BART New HQ' List, and the second link is the most current version of the 'Available Subcontractors List for BART New HQ' List. For firms that have previously submitted an application, the List is in MS Excel format, and can be filtered to search and locate your firm's entry. For any updates to what is currently listed, please resubmit an application. The List is updated once a week. Feel free to email any questions relating to the two (2) links below to [email protected].

Application to be added to 'Available Subcontractors for BART HQ' List
Available Subcontractors List for BART New HQ (As of 05/27/2021)

General Conditions For Construction and Procurement Contracts

Procurement General Conditions

Construction General Conditions

Micro Small Business Entity (MSBE) Certification

All prospective bidders and proposers who are interested in submitting a bid or proposal on MSBE set-aside contracts being advertised must be certified first by BART’s Office of Civil Rights as an MSBE. If interested, please click the link to download the MSBE certification application for submission. Bids or proposals received from bidders/proposers who are not certified as MSBEs will be considered non-responsive.

BART District Contractor Code of Conduct

The Board recently approved the District Contractor Code of Conduct that requires compliance from all contractors as well as their subcontractors doing business with the District. These standards supersede all prior written ethics policies adopted which are in conflict with these standards. Also, these standards are in conjunction with applicable provisions of the District's Procurement Manual and other applicable Board Rules, policies and procedures. For more information, you can download and print the attached link.

Download the Code of Conduct

Spring 2013 Notice to Small Business Owners

Dear Business Owner,

BART has embarked upon a Small Business Opportunity Program initiative. It was developed by the Office of Civil Rights and presented to the Board of Directors who approved its adoption and implementation within the District. BART Procurement is embarking upon implementing it in relation to the various procurements we conduct for services, construction, and supplies and material. In the last area noted, supplies and material, the Small Purchase Division will play a key role in this program. In completing any small purchase (a procurement under $100,000), the Purchase Division staff will endeavor to locate and procure the needed item from a Certified Small Business.

Where will the buyers go to find a Certified Small Business?

BART Purchasing will begin utilizing the California Department of General Services website to locate certified Small Businesses. The website is located at ( This site contains a listing of firms that DGS has certified as Small Businesses. These are firms that had less than 14 million dollars per year in sales on average over three years and less than 100 employees. The registration process is quick and can be completed online.

What should you do?

If you are interested in possibly becoming a BART vendor - then go and REGISTER. If your business fits within the certification requirements and you are not yet certified with the California DGS Website, we would encourage you to go to the site and sign-up. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes and is a simple process. Once you are certified on the DGS site, BART may take advantage of your certification and seek you out to provide the various supplies and material we need to operate the District. Not only does this help us to attain our goal, but it has the potential to increase your revenues as a certified business since other government and city agencies also utilize the DGS website to search for small businesses to meet their needs.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, we look forward to doing business with you,

BART Procurement Department