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GCTD Electronic Bidding System

                                                                    ELECTRONIC BIDDING SYSTEM 
The Gulf Coast Transit District (GCTD) uses PublicPurchase, a web-based e-Procurement service. To receive bid notifications and to submit bids through PublicPurchase, follow the two-step registration process detailed below.  If you are already registered with PublicPurchase, proceed directly to Step 2. 

1.    Register with PublicPurchase:

       A minimum of 24 hours, excluding holidays, is required before your account will become active.


       A notice from ‘‘ will be emailed to notify you that your account is activated.

       Add this email address to your contacts to prevent emails being automatically going to your junk folder.


2.    Sign up to receive notifications from the Gulf Coast Transit District:
             •  Upon receipt of your activation email from Public Purchase, log into
             •  Accept the terms and conditions of use.
             •  Click on the "Tools" tab.
             •  Click on the "Agencies" tab.
             •  In the agency name box type in 'Gulf Coast Transit District'.
             •  Leave the "new agency since" box blank.
             •  Registration Status should say "ALL".
             •  Click on "search" this will bring up the agency, to the far right you will see "View" and "Register".
             •  Click on the "Register" to complete vendor registration with Gulf Coast Transit District.

If the registration process is not completed properly, you will not receive notifications of upcoming bid opportunities from the Gulf Coast Transit District.  It is your responsibility to register in a timely manner and to update your contact information as needed. 


Benefits of Registering with PublicPurchase: 


This eProcurement system will create a single location in which to view previous and current bids and award information issued through PublicPurchase.  The system will provide you with automatic notification and electronic transmittal of bid documents.  In addition, PublicPurchase gives you access to bid opportunities with other government entities.  All of this

is provided at no charge to you.  


How to know if your bid was submitted? 


To confirm if the bid was submitted, use the "Print Submitted Response" tool.  The report will detail the items that you uploaded and, you will have an option to print the report. 


For assistance with registration, email PublicPurchase at: or, use the 'Live Chat' feature, in the upper left corner of the website, during business hours.  Please email if you need assistance or have questions. 



Sealed Proposals are being requested by Gulf Coast Transit District for RFP #23-001 PRINT SERVICES. Submittals will be received electronically at: Submittals are due no later than: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m. CST. Proposals will be publicly opened at 1415 33rd Street N, Texas City, Texas 77590 with only the respondent names being read aloud. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The Request for Proposals and addenda, if applicable, are posted at: and Registration with PublicPurchase is required to view specifications, bid documents and to electronically submit proposals. There is NO charge to register, view, download documents or submit proposals. Instructions on ‘How to Register’ are included in the RFP.

Inquiries about this RFP may be submitted through PublicPurchase, on the RFP page by using the ‘question’ feature. As an alternative, questions may be submitted to: Deadline to submit questions is Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Gulf Coast Transit District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or proposals, to waive any and all irregularities and technicalities, and to accept any bid which it deems advantageous to it. Each Respondent agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership and employees, arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation or recommendation of any bid or proposal.

Publication Dates: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
                              Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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