Procurement | Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit


The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) partners with Bonfire Interactive to provide an eProcurement Portal that allows consultants, contractors, service providers, and vendors to register with SMART to receive notifications of future business opportunities and to view current solicitations and contracting opportunities.    

If you would like to be included on SMART's Vendor List or wish to view current business opportunities, please click the button below.  




Purchase Orders are generally issued for the purchase of goods, equipment, and supplies.  Seller is required to adhere to SMART’s Standard Terms and Conditions.


Special Conditions for Federally Funded Purchase Orders:
SMART is a recipient of Federal funds.  When Federal funds are used to fund a purchase order, the seller must comply with all applicable federal contract provisions as established by various laws and regulations.  The requirements for the provisions vary depending on the type and size of the procurement action.  SMART will inform Seller if Federal funds will be utilized to fund the purchase.  Seller is required to adhere to SMART’s Standard Terms and Conditions with Federal Requirements for all Federal procurements.





To All Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers, and Consultants:

On March 4, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-6-22 (EO) regarding sanctions in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The EO is located at  The EO directs all agencies and departments that are subject to the Governor’s authority to take certain immediate steps, including notifying all contractors, vendors and grantees of their obligations to comply with existing economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, as well as any sanctions imposed under state law.  ​This serves as a notice under the EO that as a contractor, vendor, supplier, consultant, or grantee, compliance with the economic sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine is required, including with respect to, but not limited to, the federal executive orders identified in the EO and the sanctions identified on the U.S. Department of the Treasury website (​). Failure to comply may result in the termination of contracts, purchase orders, or grants, as applicable.




The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act.  Pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section §22000 et seq, SMART is compiling its Informal Bidder's Lists for Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) for construction of public projects as specified in the Public Contracts Code §22032.  Contractors interested in being included on SMART's Informal Bidder Lists must complete and submit the Informal Bidder's List Registration Application for the Fiscal Year that they are interested in.  Below are the Informal Bidder's List Registration Applications:

SMART's FY24 Informal Bidder's List Registration Application | CLICK HERE



The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) partners with GovDeals to auction materials, equipment, and other supplies which are no longer necessary for the operation of SMART.  These items may be designated as surplus, obsolete, scrap, or have reached the end of their useful life. 


To view SMART's current auctions | CLICK HERE.   





The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) is an active partner of the Business Outreach Committee (BOC) comprised of over 26 Bay Area Transit Agencies.  The Business Outreach Committee (BOC) hosts several events throughout the year to assist and encourage Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to do business with government agencies.

BOC Newsletter:

Winter 2023 Newsletter | CLICK HERE

BOC Brochure:

For information regarding the BOC | CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events:

Meet the Buyers Virtual Procurement Forum | Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 10:00am - 11:30am (PST) | For more information and to register for the event CLICK HERE


SMART'S CURRENT DBE POLICY (Federal Fiscal Years 2021 - 2023):

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) is dedicated to ensuring full and open competition and equitable treatment of all potential bidders/proposers. It is the policy of the District to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of all contracts and to create a level playing field on which Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to the District’s construction, procurement, and professional services activities. To view SMART’s current DBE program for the Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2023 | CLICK HERE



In accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) announces its proposed goal over the following Federal Fiscal years 2024, 2025, and 2026 of 3.45% for DBE participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public review between Thursday, September 7, 2023 and Friday, October 6, 2023, during normal business hours from 8:30 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, at the offices of  SMART, 5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200, Petaluma, CA  94954 | CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DOCUMENT

Written comments will be accepted by SMART and FTA until 5:00pm on Friday, October 6, 2023.  The District’s goal may be adjusted by any comments received.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to:

Heather McKillop, CFO/ DBE Liaison Officer
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District
5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200
Petaluma, CA 94954
Email at:

Comments may also be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, Region IX, Attention:  Civil Rights Officer, San Francisco Federal Building, 90 Seventh Street, Suite 15-300, San Francisco, CA  94103.

Join us for an information meeting hosted on Zoom
SMART is hosting an information meeting Thursday, September 21, at 3:30 PM (Pacific Time) via Zoom to discuss the DBE goal and future contracting opportunities. Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Aviso Público: Meta de empresas comerciales en desventaja (DBE) para los años fiscales federales 2024-2026

De acuerdo con las regulaciones del Departamento de Transporte de EE. UU. (DOT), 49 CFR Parte 26, el Distrito de Tránsito Ferroviario del Área de Sonoma-Marin (SMART) anuncia su meta propuesta para los siguientes años fiscales federales 2024, 2025 y 2026 de 3.45% para Participación de DBE en contratos asistidos por la Administración Federal de Tránsito (FTA).

 La meta propuesta y su justificación están disponibles para revisión pública entre el jueves 7 de septiembre de 2023 y el viernes 6 de octubre de 2023, durante el horario comercial normal de 8:30 a.m. a 5 p.m., de lunes a viernes, en las oficinas de SMART, 5401 Old. Redwood Highway, Suite 200, Petaluma, CA 94954 | HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA VER EL DOCUMENTO 

SMART y FTA aceptarán comentarios escritos hasta las 5:00 p.m. del viernes 6 de octubre de 2023. La meta del Distrito puede ajustarse según los comentarios recibidos. Se anima a las partes interesadas a enviar comentarios a: 

Heather McKillop, directora financiera/oficial de enlace de DBE
Distrito de Tránsito Ferroviario del Área de Sonoma-Marin 
5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200 
Petaluma, CA 94954

Los comentarios también pueden enviarse a la Administración Federal de Tránsito, Región IX, Atención: Oficial de Derechos Civiles, Edificio Federal de San Francisco, 90 Seventh Street, Suite 15-300, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Acompaña nos para una reunión informativa organizada en Zoom
SMART organizará una reunión informativa el jueves 21 de septiembre a las 3:30 p. m. (hora del Pacífico) a través de Zoom para analizar el objetivo de DBE y las futuras oportunidades de contratación. Regístrese con anticipación para este seminario web. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse al seminario web.



The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has an established procurement ethics and standards of conduct policy for all SMART Board Members, employees, officers, and agents involved in the planning, evaluation, selection, award, and contract administration of all goods and services purchased by the District.

To view SMART's Procurement Standards of Conduct Policy | CLICK HERE    


For information on SMART's procurement protest procedures for formal procurements | CLICK HERE    




For additional information or assistance, call (707) 794-3330