Advertising, Procurements and Contract Services

Thank you for your interest with JATA's Advertising, Procurements, and Contract services. State and local government agencies throughout the State of Michigan utilize bidnet direct for distribution of solicitations – including documents and addendum, vendor management and award management. Many participating agencies also utilize the electronic bid submission option for vendors to submit responses directly online through the platform. The Jackson Area Transportation Authority has joined the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN) which is hosted on bidnet direct and by joining this group we can streamline the procurement process which will allow us to ensure there is fair and equal competition for bidding opportunities by creating a uniform way of posting, processing, and awarding solicitations. We encourage all past and future vendors of JATA to register on bidnet direct. Please follow the link below to view current and past solicitations. More information about the different registration options available to vendors and FAQs regarding bidnet and the MITN purchasing group are accessible below.

Solicitations Available on BidNet Direct

• Project # 2020-049-00-03 - Transfer Center Driveway and Sidewalk Replacement - Publication Date: October 7, 2022
• Project # 2020-049-00-02-01 - Overhead Door Replacement for Maintenance and Bus Storage Facilities - Publication Date: October 28, 2022

Upcoming Solicitations Available on BidNet Direct

Advertise with JATA and be seen throughout the Jackson Area

Advertising Opportunities

Your advertisement can ride and be seen throughout Jackson on JATA buses and shelters. Advertisement space is available inside buses as well.

Jackson Area Transportation Authority - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT - assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
  6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

For the full DBE policy statement, please click the button below.

JATA’s stated goal regarding DBE participation is 1.94%. This has been established pursuant to 49 CFR § 26.45(c)(4) wherein JATA utilized an average of other DOT recipient goals within the immediate market area. JATA then confirmed the number of certified and eligible to work DBEs capable of performing projects which JATA will be completing over the next three (3) fiscal years.

JATA will be hosting a consultative meeting regarding the Authority's DBE goals for the upcoming fiscal years 2023-2025. This meeting is to explain the methodology involved in setting the goal and to solicit input from interested small busienss owners and contractors. The meeting will be held virtually, via ZOOM on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM. Please use the link below to attend.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 5539 9363
Passcode: 7AWJ8G