Doing Business with Us
The WeGo Public Transit Procurement Department conducts all purchasing activities for the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA), Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA), and Davidson Transit Organization (DTO). The Procurement team develops and issues solicitations for all goods, inventory items, consultant and professional services, and construction projects. The Procurement & Project Administrators (PPAs) are responsible for all purchasing activities and are the primary point of contact for vendors.
Becoming a Vendor
Being pre-registered ensures you receive direct notification of new solicitation opportunities. All firms (prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers) doing business with WeGo are encouraged to complete the vendor registration process. WeGo uses an online vendor management system (B2GNow).
To begin, you must set up an account at WeGo Transit Business Diversity Management System at Apply for Vendor Registration bar.
Procurement Process and Opportunities
You can find a list of our active business opportunities here. Solicitation opportunities are updated regularly. We encourage your business to check back periodically to look for new opportunities to work with us. Check Upcoming Solicitations.
WeGo Public Transit is committed to utilizing disadvantage business enterprises (DBE)s and local small, minority and women-owned businesses (SMWBEs) in all of our contracting and organizational spends.
To that end, WeGo Business Diversity is committed to offering the best environment for companies to receive the top technical assistance and certification training, develop partnerships with prime contractors in their industries, and compete successfully for contracts and other opportunities.
Our Diversity and Inclusion program consists of administering 1) the Federal Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program when projects are funded with Federal Transit Authority (FTA) dollars, or 2) an Aspirational Small, Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) program for contracts and projects utilizing non-federal (local or state) funding sources.
Program Goals and Responsibilities
Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26, WeGo (MTA) has established an overall DBE participation goal for federally funded contracts is 14% for FFYs 2021-2023; RTA has established an overall DBE participation goal of 3% for the same period for projects funded in whole or part with FTA funds.
Certification - How to Get Started
Certification with the WeGo Public Transit can help make you more competitive for contracts and business opportunities. The Business Diversity office is a certifying member of the Tennessee Uniform Certification Program (TNUCP) for the DBE program. Remember, you must be certified as a DBE in order to count your participation on contracts funded in whole or part with USDOT/FTA funds.
The department utilizes the WeGo Diversity Management System for our online certification process. This online certification system is developed and managed by B2G Now, Inc., which is currently used by a number of government agencies, airports, and other public entities including TN Governor’s Office of Diversity — GoDBE, Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Metropolitan Nashville Government. Use of the system allows for efficient and faster processing of applications and records management. We require small businesses to use this system to complete all applications for certification.
The process to apply for DBE certification involves these steps:
For additional inquiries, please email procurement at WeGoBusiness@nashville.gov or or 615-880-3990.
WeGo Public Transit Procurement Department
Amber Gooding, Director of Procurement and Business Diversity
430 Myatt Drive
Nashville TN 37115