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Current Bids

Current Bid Opportunities:



Notice is hereby given that the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) along with other transit agencies (The Agencies) are requesting bids for: DIESEL FUEL & GASOLINE.


Detailed specifications are available by contacting Rebecca Schrader, Director of Finance, at 330-678-7745, ext. 111, or by emailing


All bids must be submitted in accordance with requirements set forth in the IFB and must be received in the administrative offices of PARTA on or before Wednesday, December 6, 2023, by 10:00 AM EST. A public bid opening will follow.


In connection with the carrying out of this project, the Contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or handicap.


All bidders are certifying that they are not on the Comptroller General's list of ineligible Contractors by signing the bid form page. Proposals from individuals/entities that are presently disbarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by the State of Ohio or the federal government will be disqualified.


The Agencies reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids, to re‑advertise for bids, to waive any informality in any bid and to determine the most responsive bid by its own criteria, as described within the specification.


The Agencies further advise prospective bidders that all bids must be filed on the forms provided by PARTA and that all bids must be clearly marked on the lower left side of the outermost envelope with the words, ATTN: IFB #FUEL 2024.



Public Notice

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Public Hearing Notice


The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) will participate with Akron METRO, Stark Area RTA, and Akron-Canton Airport to hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.  We will be discussing upcoming federally funded projects that may have the opportunity for Certified DBE companies’ participation. We will also have Ebony Porter as our guest speaker with Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, to present information on the Greater Akron Business Navigator tool.


This year’s meeting will be virtual through Zoom. Please pre-register for the meeting by contacting Rebecca Schrader at  to receive the Zoom link.


PARTA’s Federal Fiscal Year 2023 through 2025 Triennial DBE Goal is .42%, which is required by the Code of Federal Regulation 49, Part 26.  The DBE program and a description of how the 2023 goal was determined are available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at PARTA’s Administrative Office, 2000 Summit Rd. Kent, OH 44240.

Written DBE programs are required for FTA recipients of planning, capital, and/or operating assistance that will have contracting opportunities (excluding transit vehicle purchases) exceeding $250,000 with those funds in a federal fiscal year. It is PARTA's policy to maintain an FTA-approved DBE program to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Part 26, "Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs." The purpose of PARTA's DBE program is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts and to create a level playing field in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts.

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