Vendor Development Pilot Program
Want to learn how make to make your business proposals stand out to IndyGo’s procurement department and project teams? Apply for our Vendor Development Pilot Program! This program is an opportunity for small businesses who want to enhance their proposal writing skills. Employees from the procurement department will meet one-on-one with businesses that get accepted in the pilot program and share advice on making their proposals stand out.
To apply for this program, fill out this application and email Chelci Hunter, Senior Supplier Diversity Officer at email@example.com. Applications are due no later than August 8th by 5 p.m. For more details about the program and to hear success stories from small businesses, click here.Vendor Development Pilot Program
IndyGo’s Procurement 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 has oversight responsibility for all formal contract procurements that have been issued, are currently in force, or will expire soon. Most contractual agreements are fixed-price in nature and are purchased via the “Invitation for Bids” or “Request for Proposal” methods of procurement.
As a recipient of federal funds, IndyGo’s purchasing processes must abide by the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and adhere to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) third-party contracting guidelines. It must also follow applicable Indiana Codes as well as the ordinances and regulations established by the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County.
IndyGo holds itself to the highest ethical standards and diligently scrutinizes its business practices to identify and avert any potential conflicts of interest for any 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 that closely guides non-procurement officers, managers, employees, or agents of IndyGo and rigidly defines what they can accept regarding gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to sub agreements. No IndyGo purchasing-staff individual or group is allowed to receive anything of value, no matter how minuscule. 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, diverse network of suppliers in the Indianapolis area. Federal transportation funding requires IndyGo to set a goal for contracting with disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, IndyGo has established its own DBE program, but that program reflects only a portion of IndyGo’s overriding interest in contracting with firms that possess certifications from varied business-diversity programs.
Please refer to IndyGo’s official Supplier Diversity Statement.
If you have specific questions about IndyGo’s DBE program or its 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