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Cherriots offers a wide range of business opportunities for contractors, vendors and suppliers in construction, professional services, maintenance and repair, operation equipment and more.
Any vendor submitting a bid or a proposal to Salem Area Mass Transit District (abn Cherriots), is required to review and acknowledge the Federal Transit Administration Contract Clauses.
Cherriots does not post Addenda or notifications on this page. You must register on the State's ORPIN system and download the opportunities from their website to automatically be emailed any Addenda and/or other notifications regarding these opportunities. Consider orpin.oregon.gov a primary source of information for opportunties from many of Oregon's public entities.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program was created to provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by minorities and women that want to do business with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies, including Cherriots, that receive federal funds from the Department of Transportation.
Visit the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) website for information on the various certifications available to make your company more visible to Cherriots, as well as other public and private entities. (COBID was formally known as the Office of Minoirty, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB).)
Cherriots has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation goal of 1.5 percent for projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration in fiscal years 2015 – 2017. This goal fulfills the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26.
Contact our procurement and contracts specialist at 503-361-7527.