Metro uses an on-line bidding system called iSupplier/Sourcing. You need to be an iSupplier user with a login and password to view and bid on any Metro solicitation. This service comes at no cost to you but you must have an internet connection and an email address. Clicking on the link below will provide a list of all open Metro solicitations AND a link to access our iSupplier portal (login page) where these solicitations can be seen in detail. If you not sure of your status for iSupplier or if you need assistance send an email to email@example.com with details of your issue. If you are a supplier new to Metro there is a link under the iSupplier section below for self-registration.
Metro Open Solicitations
Metro is committed to maximizing Disabled Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. All DBE firms are invited to fully participate as a primary firm. Metro strongly encourages meaningful relationships with minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged business owners wherever possible. These kinds of relationships will assist in establishing a level playing field. See our Supplier Diversity section for more information.
Our suppliers are required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunities laws and regulations.
All of Metro's solicitations can be found on-line using iSupplier/Sourcing but it is much more than just a bidding program. It is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can manage your information with Metro including contact information, addresses, business classifications as well as what products and services you wish to provide to Metro. (Signing up for products and services generates emails to you whenever a solicitation is published for these products and services.)
You can access any previous quotes you submitted as well as any purchase orders with Metro, including payables information.
If your company has never done business with Bi-State Metro click on the following link to get your user ID and password.
New supplier registration
This only works for vendors new to Metro. If you get an error when trying to register most probably it is because you have done business with Metro in the past. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your issue and we'll get back to you promptly.
If you know you've done business with Metro or you are unsure about your status send an email to email@example.com and we'll send you an invitation to join. Be sure to include your company's name and the email addresses of any individuals who need access. You can have as many iSupplier users as you require.
Below is a link to access a user guide for iSupplier/Sourcing. We suggest that you don't download or print this guide but save the link in your Favorites for easy availability. The index in this document is tabbed; just click on a subject and it will take you to that page.
Link to User Guide
If you want to go to the login page click on the following link:
Link to Login Page
Whether late by seconds, minutes, hours or days a bid/proposal which is not submitted through iSupplier/Sourcing by the stated time will not be accepted. At the specified closing date/time the on-line bid will no longer be accessible.
Bid Opening Procedure
Sealed bids are publicly opened at the time and place as stated in the bid document. Each bidder's name and the total amount of the bid are announced. Anyone may attend bid opening. Attendance is not necessary to be eligible for contract award. Request for Quotations and Sealed Bid results are also available on line. See the section below Bid Tabulations. Metro's Procurement Department will evaluate the apparent low bid as to responsiveness and responsibility. Request for Proposals are not publicly read. Details for the proposal selection process are provided in the request for proposal documents.
Click on the following link to see a listing of available bid results. Click on the PDF icon in the right hand column to display details. This information will be available as soon as the bid closes and in the case of sealed bids, the solicitation has closed and is unsealed.
Unless the bid results indicate "Awarded" these are initial bid results only and should not be construed as being final results; nor should this listing be considered a notice of award. In some instances, the apparent low bidder may not be the successful bidder. Award will be made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that has been determined during the bid evaluation process.
Notice of Awards
For Sale by Metro
Public Surplus handles all sales of Metro's surplus and obsolete goods. Click on the link below to access Metro's listing on their website:
You must be registered with Public Surplus to bid on these items but registration is free.