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​​Vehicle Term Contracts

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Vehicle Term Contracts Invitation to Bid (ITB)- Due July 11, 2019 at 2:00pm

ODOT Vehicle Contract ITB
Location: Ohio - Statewide
Transit Vehicle Dealers/Providers
On May 30, 2019, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) posted Invitations to Bid (ITB) for new transit vehicle contracts. These include the following vehicle types: Modified Minivan (MMV), Accessible Van (AV), Light Transit Vehicle, Fiberglass over Steel and Honeycomb construction (LTV), Light Transit Vehicle-Narrow Body (LTN), and the Light Transit Vehicle-Low Floor (LTL).
A maximum of three vendors will be chosen for each vehicle type, giving our subrecipients and other permitted buyers the option to purchase from multiple vendors. Also, the LTN will no longer be offered on the E-350 chassis but will instead be a cutaway Ford Transit or equivalent.
The deadline for all bids has been extended to July 11, 2019 by 2:00pm EST. The bid submission format has been revised to hard copy, paper bids submitted to:
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Contract Sales, Purchasing Services, 1st Floor
1980 West Broad Street Mail; Stop 4110
Columbus, OH 43223
The link to the Invitation to Bid can be found here. Any questions regarding the ITB must be addressed to the Office of Contracts here.
A bid opening will be held on July 11, 2019 at 2:00pm at:
ODOT Central Office
Office of Contracts Procurement Conference Room
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

 Term Contracts Overview


Please note, all contracts awarded have been reviewed to ensure that Buy America, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)/Bus testing requirements, etc., are met. Please call (614) 466-8955 if you need vehicle specifications.

Please remember that you must follow the ODOT Cooperative Purchasing Program and receive purchase authority from the ODOT Office of Contracts prior to issuing a purchase order.


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Christopher Craves
TAR Coordinator
(614) 644-8243