The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) works to advance regional transportation needs in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Our purpose is to plan, develop, fund, implement, and operate a regional transit system in this area. Our vision is a world-class transit system that connects and moves the Tampa Bay region.
Information on open procurement opportunities will appear on this page.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE
TBARTA intends to negotiate a sole source procurement for Computer Management and Security Support. TBARTA shall contract this procurement with My Tampa IT. This is an acquisition with an estimated value of $13,544.40.
TBARTA Business Code of Ethics
We expect the TBARTA employees to be ethical in their conduct. It affects our reputation and success. The TBARTA requires employees to carefully follow all laws and regulations and have the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity.
Our continued success depends on the trust of our Board Members and our various stakeholders. Employees owe a duty to the TBARTA, our Board Members and stakeholders to act in ways that will earn the continued trust and confidence of the public.
As an organization the TBARTA will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We expect all directors, managers, and employees to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to not do anything that is illegal, dishonest, or unethical.
If you use good judgment and follow high ethical principles, you will make the right decisions. However, if you are not sure if an action is ethical or proper, you should discuss the matter openly with your supervisor. If necessary, you may also contact the Executive Director for advice and consultation.
It is the responsibility of every TBARTA employee to comply with our policy of business ethics and conduct. Employees who ignore or do not comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct may be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, possible termination of employment.
TBARTA Conflict of Interest Policy
All employees must avoid activities or relationships that conflict with the TBARTA's interests or adversely affect the TBARTA's reputation. The types of activities and relationships employees must avoid include, but are not limited to:
- Accepting or soliciting a gift, favor, or service that is intended to, or might appear to, influence the employee's decision-making or professional conduct;
- Accepting, agreeing to accept, or soliciting money or other tangible or intangible benefit in exchange for the employee's favorable decisions or actions in the performance of his or her job;
- Accepting employment or compensation or engaging in any business or professional activity that might require disclosure of the TBARTA's confidential information;
- Accepting employment or compensation that could reasonably be expected to impair the individual's independent judgment in the performance of official duties; and
- Making personal investments that are contrary to the TBARTA's interests.
Employees must disclose actual or potential conflicts to their supervisor as soon as they become aware of them. Failure to make required disclosures or resolve conflicts of interest satisfactorily can result in discipline up to, and including, termination of employment.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) receives federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and is required to comply with 49 CFR Part 26. In fulfilling this requirement, TBARTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program to foster and support DBE participation.
TBARTA aims to ensure that DBE’s meeting the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 have an equal opportunity to access and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.
Click here for TBARTA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, adopted May 27, 2022