As a recipient of federal funding, IndyGo’s purchasing processes must abide by the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation through the Federal Transit Administration’s third party contracting guidelines, applicable Indiana Codes as well as the ordinances and regulations established by the Indianapolis, Marion County-City County Council.
IndyGo’s Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of all company goods, services, real property and construction in accordance with sound public contracting policies and procedures. The department is tasked with oversight responsibility for all formal contract procurements issued, in-force, and soon to be expired. Most contractual agreements are fixed-price in nature and are purchased via the “Invitation for Bids” or “Request for Proposal” methods of procurement.
IndyGo subscribes to high standards of ethical conduct for avoiding improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest for all personnel engaged directly or indirectly in the award and administration of the corporation’s contracts. As such, IndyGo has developed an Agency-Wide Conflict of Interest and Ethical Conduct Policy, which closely guides non-procurement officers, managers, employees, or agents of IndyGo in what they can accept regarding gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to subagreements. When it comes to IndyGo purchasing staff, nothing of value, no matter how minuscule, can or will be accepted. Violations to IndyGo’s standard of conduct will be subject to penalties, sanctions, or other disciplinary action to the extent permitted by state, local law or regulations.
Supplier Diversity and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program:
IndyGo and its board of directors are dedicated to providing competitive and transparent contract opportunities to a broad and diverse network of suppliers in the Indianapolis area. With many IndyGo projects, federal transportation funding requires that a goal for contracting with disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) be set. In accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, IndyGo has established its own DBE program. However, the DBE program does not fully represent the extent to which the agency has an interest in contracting with firms that may possesses certifications from varied business diversity programs.
Please refer to IndyGo’s official Supplier Diversity Statement.
For questions about IndyGo’s DBE program or the broader supplier diversity effort, please contact the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO), Chelci Hunter at 317.614.9253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Contact Information:
IndyGo Purchasing Department
1501 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Attn: Director of Procurement