Purchasing and Procurement

CapMetro requires a wide variety of goods and services to operate efficiently.

CapMetro purchases a wide variety of goods and services. Common purchases may include:

Marketing & Culture

  • Advertising
  • Awards
  • Brochures
  • Decals
  • Embroidery
  • Maps
  • Pocket Schedules
  • Printing and Graphics
  • Promotional Items
  • Schedule Books
  • Signage
  • Timetables
  • Uniform Rental

Vehicles & Equipment

  • Automobiles
  • Buses
  • Vehicle Parts
  • Fuels/Oils/Lubricants
  • Furniture
  • Office Computer Hardware
  • Office Supplies
  • Shop Equipment
  • Tools
  • Trucks
  • Vans

Professional Services

  • Appraisals
  • Background Checks
  • Blueprints
  • CAD
  • Business Services
  • Consulting
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estimating Services
  • Financial Services
  • Forms
  • Inspection Services
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Project Management
  • Recruiting Services
  • Security
  • Software
  • Temporary Employees
  • Title Searches
  • Training


  • Building Maintenance
  • Business Center
  • Capital Improvements
  • Catering
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Janitorial
  • Pest Control
  • Rail Improvements
  • Records Storage
  • Storage

Access copies of all available current contracts. Data deemed potentially confidential or proprietary to the vendor has been redacted. If you have questions regarding redacted information, you may:

  • Reach out to the Contractor directly via the Contractor contact details provided on the cover page of the contract.
  • OR, submit a public information request directly to PIR@capmetro.org. For more information regarding the Public Information Act and submitting public information requests, please visit the Privacy Policy and Legal Information portion of our website


Solicitation #: SSP-804783

Agency: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro)

Procurement Department


CapMetro intends to solicit and award a sole source contract to Certification Associates, Inc. (“CA”) for conducting regular contract monitoring of construction job sites for ensuring a living wage, access to health care and paid sick leave, and hiring preference, where allowed by federal law and regulation for the MetroRapid and MetroRail projects being built as part the Project Connect high-capacity transit expansion program.

Certification Associates, Inc (CA) is considered a sole source because:

  • CA is the only firm certified in the Austin, Texas area by the Workers Defense Fund to perform Better Builder® monitoring; and,
  • CA is a firm that is capable of regular contract monitoring for ensuring a living wage as established by the City of Austin, or a prevailing wage under the Davis-Bacon Act; and,
  • CA is a firm that can verify local workers access to health care and paid sick leave; and
  • CA is a firm that can verify local workers be afforded a hiring preference, where allowed by federal law and regulation.

This will be a fixed-price contract.

Interested Parties:

This synopsis is for notification purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids, quotes, or proposals. However, all responsible sources that believe they can meet all of the requirements may submit an unsolicited proposal which shall be considered. If no responses are received by 3:00 p.m. Central Time, March 2, 2024, a Sole Source contract will be pursued with Certification Associates, Inc.

Submit your unsolicited proposal to:

Raymond Lalley, Contracts Administrator
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2910 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702

raymond.lalley@capmetro.org; procure-help@capmetro.org

This sole source requirement meets the conditions of FAR 13.106-1(b) (2); only one responsible source has been identified as reasonably available to provide the services that will satisfy the agency requirements.

Revised 2/5/2024

The following solicitations at CapMetro are possible opportunities that may occur in the near future. These are for information purposes ONLY and the dates have NOT been set. You DO NOT need to inquire about these solicitations until they are advertised on PlanetBidsTM.

Winter 2024

  • Installation of Railroad Signal Poles
  • Construction of Park & Ride - Goodnight Ranch
  • Automated Passenger Counting System
  • Uniform Rental & Laundering Services
  • Demand Response Pickup & MetroAccess Services
  • CAD/AVL Replacements
  • Fall Protection System
  • Transit Bus Vehicle Repairs and Paint
  • Transit Bus Vehicle Maintenance
  • Real Property Surveying
  • Transit Vehicle Parts
  • Environmental Engineering


    • Real Property Appraisal Services
    • Web Content Management System
    • Marketing Services
    • Contract Manager At-Risk

    Revised 2/5/2024