SEPTA is using a mix of new technology and in-person networking to make it easier for local businesses to pursue upcoming opportunities.
SEPTA recently launched an electronic bid system — or “eBid” — for selected solicitations of over $100,000. The eBid system supplements eQuote, which is SEPTA’s existing system for solicitations under $100,000.
Going forward, the authority will notify vendors about solicitations of over $100,000 through its Electronic Procurement System (ePS). Notices will also continue to be published on SEPTA’s website and in local newspapers.
The new eBid system is aimed at simplifying the procurement process. Once a company is registered, it will receive electronic notifications for new procurement opportunities. A registration form and instructions are available at https://www5.septa.org/business.
While SEPTA is utilizing new technologies to improve the procurement process, it is continuing to provide opportunities for local businesses to connect with each other and the Authority.
One such opportunity is the upcoming “Meet the Primes” Networking Event at SEPTA Headquarters on Tuesday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event is a great opportunity for Small, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises interested in doing business with SEPTA.
The event will kick off with business-focused presentations, followed by networking — giving attendees an opportunity to meet prime contractors, explore business opportunities and develop relationships. Representatives from SEPTA’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Department and Engineering, Maintenance and Construction Division will also be in attendance.
Those interested in attending Meet the Primes should register by Friday, April 21. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doing-business-with-septa-tickets-33456085051.