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Bus Procurement Workshop

 

Description:


As the buses available to the transit industry have expanded to include high tech fleets, purchasing a vehicle has become more complicated and requires discussions with the manufacturers to get the bus that will best meet the agency's needs. A well thought out, streamlined, procurement process not only benefits the agency, but allows manufacturers a more consistent approach for their proposals, and more accountability for how federal dollars are spent.

Audience:

The target audience for this workshop is the procurement manager and project manager who work on bus procurements. Agencies are encouraged to send a procurement team to the workshop when possible. Because vehicle procurements require strong cross-departmental cooperation and communication, other key staff involved in procuring buses, including representatives from finance, maintenance and legal departments are also encouraged to attend this workshop.

Objectives:
 
This workshop will:
  • Highlight FTA procurement requirements
  • Examine bus procurement processes
  • Review the 2011 APTA Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines document
  • Provide opportunities for dialog between manufacturers and agencies
 

Length:
Two Days

Fee:
Free 
CEU's: 1.60

Telephone:
848.932.6047

Email:
fconti@nti.rutgers.edu
 
Please contact the course manager for course information.