Doing Business With SPC

Much of our procurement is for consultant professional services through an RFP/RFQ (Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications) process, the details of which are provided in the individual solicitations.  

How do I find information about contracting opportunities?

Contracting opportunities including RFPs (Request for Proposals) and RFQs (Request for Qualifications) are posted on SPC’s website. View current RFPs and RFQs.

What is the procedure to be notified of contracting opportunities?

Please complete SPC’s Online Bidders List Data Form to be added to the notification list for RFPs/RFQs.  Alternately, please download the Bidders List Data Form and email to

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Mail to: 
Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form
Two Chatham Center, Suite 500
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Fax to: (412) 391-9160
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form

General Questions

For general questions regarding contracting opportunities, please contact Vince Massaro, Finance Director, email or phone (412) 391-5590.

Technical Questions

All technical questions specific to an RFP/RFQ must be submitted electronically via e-mail to the contact person identified for technical questions within each individual RFP/RFQ. No answers will be given over the phone. Written answers, including any amendments to the RFP/RFQ, if necessary, will be posted on the SPC website and will also be e-mailed or mailed to each firm that requested an electronic or printed copy of the RFP/RFQ by the date identified within each individual RFP/RFQ.

Third Party Contract Provisions

In accordance with SPC policy and compliance with the federal regulations, the Standard Federal Provisions listed below apply to purchase orders and procurements funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration funds.
Third Party Contract Provisions
Third Party Contract Provisions (Updated August 1, 2019)

Provision Comments
No Federal Government Obligations to Third Parties (Use of Disclaimer)
False or Fraudulent Statements or Claims – Civil and Criminal Fraud  
Access to Third Party Contract Records  
Changes to Federal Requirements  
Civil Rights ( Title VI, ADA, EEO, except special DOL construction clause)  
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) Contract awarded on the basis of a bid/proposal offering to use DBEs
Incorporation of FTA Terms Per FTA C 4220.1F

The above do not apply to micro-purchases ($3,000 or less), except Davis-Bacon requirements apply to construction contracts exceeding $2,000.

Federally-Assisted Contract Opportunities
SPC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy and Program

SPC provides opportunities throughout the year for contracted goods and services related to our federally-assisted contract opportunities. In order to be recognized as a DBE qualified for official consideration as part of the contract proposal, a supplier/contractor must be certified by the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PAUCP) at the time of bid/proposal submission. Please visit the PAUCP website at for more information.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal – Federal Transit Administration-Assisted Contracts