The RTA Administration Department is responsible for processing all purchasing requests of goods and/or services needed to fulfill its mission at the highest ethical standards utilizing the most cost effective methods while adhering to applicable codes, guidelines, regulations, rules and procedures.
The RTA utilizes a third party electronic procurement system to post contract opportunities. Vendors will need to register with RTA’s portal page on the site, PlanetBids, to receive procurement notifications and download procurement materials. Vendors who are currently registered with Planet Bids will not need to create a new profile. For technical support with the registration process, please contact email@example.com.
The RTA is dedicated to ensuring full and open competition and strives to include as many potential sources as possible in the procurement process. We especially encourage local, small businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) to register with the RTA. The RTA promotes DBE participation in our projects and has adopted a DBE Program Goal of 5.5% for federally funded projects awarded through September 30, 2023. We are eager to work with qualified DBE vendors who are ready, willing, and able to help us advance the RTA’s mission. To find certified DBE firms to include in your proposal, visit https://dot.ca.gov/programs/civil-rights/dbe-search.
For commonly asked questions, please see RTA’s Procurement FAQs.
For written inquiries, please contact the RTA Administration Department / Procurement:
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority:
179 Cross Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
Phone: (805) 781-4833
Fax: (805) 781-1291
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Pacific Time
(except for observed legal holidays)
The RTA is currently closed to the public. If you require immediate assistance, please notify staff by using the RTA front door intercom. When visiting the RTA facility in person, all visitors must wear face coverings and maintain a safe physical distance as directed by Public Health.
For other questions, please contact the Administration Procurement staff:
Deputy Director, CFO, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO)
Phone: (805) 781-4397 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants and Finance Manager
Phone: (805) 781-4467 Email: email@example.com
Phone: (805) 781-4834 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Contract Opportunities:
RTA PlanetBids Portal
- Procurement FAQs
- RTA Protest Procedures
- RTA Purchasing Policy & Purchasing Manal amended January 6, 2016
- FTA Federal Clauses
- RTA FY21-23 DBE Policy & Goals
- Tips for using PlanetBids