Bidding Opportunities

TransLink plays a pivotal role in maintaining the region’s transportation network, whether through finding qualified suppliers for everyday operational needs, or delivering the projects identified in the region’s 10-Year Vision and funded through a historic Investment Plan.

TransLink is committed in providing opportunities that promote open, fair, and transparent competition; best value for goods and services procured; and financial responsibility of publicly invested funds.

TransLink recognizes the diverse community it services, along with the equally diverse supplier community of the lower mainland and around the world globally. All qualified suppliers meeting TransLink's Supplier Code of Conduct are encouraged to participate in the posted opportunities linked below.

 

Bidding Opportunities

More information about the Broadway Extension can be found on engage.gov.bc.ca. For all other bidding opportunities, please refer to the information below.

Detailed information regarding current opportunities with TransLink can be viewed on Ariba Discovery

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is the proponent's responsibility to routinely check the appropriate open bid site for any clarification, addenda, etc. TransLink will not respond to proponents individually.

 

Awards (awards listing is updated on a quarterly basis)

 

Supplier Information

TransLink posts procurement opportunities on the SAP Ariba procurement platform. Registration for SAP Ariba is free for all suppliers.

  • Efficient creation and submission of bidding responses
  • Reduced bidding-associated expenses
  • Improved evaluation and award lead time
  • Better visibility into event status and history of past bids going forward

Already a Registered Supplier?

 

How to Become a Supplier

New suppliers, and suppliers with existing Ariba network IDs, can register with TransLink by completing the online registration form.

Once the registration form is submitted, you will receive an email with an activation link to complete your company profile to finalize the registration process.

It is recommended that suppliers register with TransLink at least 3 business days in advance of the opportunity closing time.

 

Help Guide

View our step-by-step help guide, including topics on how to register and respond to opportunities.

Ariba Technical Support and Information

  • For information about the Ariba Network, visit the Ariba Supplier Network page.
  • Technical questions can be found at Ariba Answers (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or contact Ariba at 1.866.218.2155.

Bid Inquiries & Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding a procurement opportunity posted through Ariba, submit your question using the message board on the Ariba event posting. This tool will direct your question to the responsible Strategic Sourcing person.

Questions and answers are usually posted to the event message board for the specific procurement opportunity, and will be visible to other suppliers participating in the event.

Please identify if your question has any information considered a trade secret. Procurement will review the questions and send a confidential response if deemed necessary.

Respondents are responsible to review all the instructions on the posting and submit their responses electronically.

If you have questions outside of the Ariba event posting, please contact us using the form below. Questions through the message board and contact us form will be responded to during TransLink’s office hours only (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST).

All Contracts with TransLink and its Subsidiaries are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

It is the sole responsibility of the Respondent to regularly check the individual web page for addenda, questions and answers, clarifications and amendments.

Invoice Payment

Invoices should be made out to the applicable TransLink Enterprise Entity (TLE Entity) set out below:

South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

200 - 287 Nelson’s Court

New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7

Reference PO No. & TransLink Contact Name

And electronic copy to: accounting@translink.ca

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC)

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

6800 – 14th Avenue

Burnaby, BC V3N 4S7

Reference PO No. & BCRTC Contact Name

And electronic copy to: apclerks@bcrtc.ca

Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd. (CMBC)

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

287 Nelson’s Court – 6th Floor

New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7

Reference PO No.

And electronic copy to: ap@coastmountainbus.com

West Coast Express Ltd. (WCE)

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Suite 295 – 601 West Cordova

Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1

Reference PO No. & WCE Contact Name

And electronic copy to: wceaccountspayable@translink.ca

FAQ

Are hardcopy submissions accepted?

Unless specifically indicated, no hardcopy submission will be accepted.

What time do I need to submit my submission by?

All submissions must be submitted in the system no later than the closing time, as indicated in the event page.

What are your business hours?

TransLink's office hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST

Can I revise my submission after I have submitted it?

In the Ariba event, click "Revise Response" to update the information submitted in your response before closing time of the Event.

How can I find out the results of a procurement opportunity?

The name of the successful respondent will periodically be posted on this web site. See Awards section for results.

Ownership of Documents

All procurement opportunity documents issued by TransLink are the property of TransLink and may not be copied or sold to other parties without the express authorization of Strategic Sourcing.

Altering of Documents

Respondents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded procurement opportunity documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so may invalidate the Respondents response.

Useful Tips

  • Check the individual procurement opportunity details web page or the event page on Ariba regularly for amendments, addendum, clarifications, and questions and answers on active procurement opportunities
  • Read the procurement opportunity documents thoroughly and comply with all the instructions and conditions.
  • Submit any queries regarding the bid document to the appropriate member in Procurement prior to the closing date as stipulated in the procurement opportunity documents

 

Contact TransLink Strategic Sourcing

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