Doing Business With SPC

| Public notification of rights under Title VI |

Procurement is for consultant professional services is generally through the 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 online. You can view current RFPs and RFQs here.

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 it to

You can also contact us via mail or email. See below for contact information.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form
42 21st Street, Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Attn: SPC Bidders List Data Form

General Questions

For general questions regarding contracting opportunities, please contact Kristin Baum, Finance Manager at or (412) 391-5590 x0329.

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 (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 ($10,000 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.


Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI – Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)

  • SPC operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with SPC.
  • For more information on SPC’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 412-391-5590; email; or visit our administrative offices at 42 21st Street, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or visit
  • If information is needed in another language, please contact 412-391-5590.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, SPC is committed to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.

Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. SPC will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing needs, provided the request for assistance is made 3 days prior to the meeting. SPC will attempt to satisfy requests made with less than 3 days notice as resources allow. Please make your request for auxiliary services to Ronda Craig at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 0372, or

If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by SPC, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting SPC’s Civil Rights/Title VI Coordinator by calling (412) 391-5590.

For information regarding transit services in Allegheny County, please call PGH Regional Transit Customer Service at 412-442-2000. For transit information in other counties, please visit: or call 1-888-819-6110.

This notice satisfies the program of projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program of the Federal Transit Administration for Beaver County Transit Authority, Butler Transit Authority, Fayette Area Coordinated Transit, Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, PGH Regional Transit, Washington County Transportation Authority, Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and CommuteInfo, a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.