Identify Eligible Vendors
When a subcontract scope has been defined, the TZC Vendor Database (Contains 10,000 Vendors, including 6,000 DBEs) is queried for firms that provide the required services/goods. An inclusive list of all eligible vendors is generated.
2-4 Weeks Before RFP Issued
Join TZC Vendor Database
Firms interested in pursuing contract opportunities must first register as a TZC Vendor by filling out this simple Online Form.
Request for Notice of Interest
A notification email is sent to the list of eligible vendors from the TZC Vendor Database, informing them of the procurement opportunity. Interested firms are requested to submit a Notice of Interest to TZC in order to be considered for Bidders List.
Submit Notice of Interest
Interested firms submits a Notice of Interest and additional information to TZC for review as Bidders List is being selected
Qualified firms from the Bidders List submit proposals and quotes before the announced deadline to TZC.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Qualification (RFQ) is issued to firms on the Contract Bidders List.
DBE Goal Set
DBE subcontracts participation requirements & a list of Interested DBE companies are provided to firms selected for the Contract Bidders List by TZC.
Bidders List Selected
A notification email is sent to the list of eligible vendors from the TZC Vendor Database, A short list of Bidders, which includes a minimum number of qualified DBE firms, based on bidder capability, availability & interest.
DBE Goal Met
TZC Contract Managers carefully considers each Bidder’s efforts in meeting the contract’s DBE Goal when selecting the winner.
Attend Pre-Bid Meeting
A meeting with the TZC Procurement Team will be held for companies interested in bidding on a upcoming TZC contract. DBE firms looking for subcontracting opportunities are also advised to attend.
The contract is awarded to the winning firm by TZC.