Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-25-4, GTA, through its board of directors, appointments and delegated authority, may procure and contract for goods and services in support of GTA's mission and business requirements. GTA agrees, in principle, to comply with the State Purchasing Act as detailed in the rules and regulations of the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) State Purchasing Office (SPO) and published in the Georgia Procurement Manual (GPM).

As a basic foundation of the procurement and acquisition of goods and services for the authority, GTA has chosen to adopt the concept of Best Value Procurement from the GPM.

By virtue of its Authority status as indicated in the GPM, GTA is exempt from an established dollar threshold for procuring goods and services and may develop its own internal procurement rules and regulations. To govern its internal procurement decisions, GTA created and adopted a GTA Procurement Manual.

The GTA Procurement Management Office has been established by GTA's Executive Director to make, execute and enter into any and all contracts for goods and services on behalf of GTA. The Director of Procurement has further designated an Agency Procurement Officer (APO) to ensure that the awards of contracts are made in accordance with the internal procurement practices set forth in the GTA Procurement Manual. The GTA Procurement Management Office administers procurement and contract activities in support of GTA's internal offices and its Service Management Organization (SMO).

Download this pdf file. GTA Procurement Manual – Published pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-25-4.

Best value procurement

The GTA office of procurement defines best value procurement as a "cost/benefit analysis to define the best combination of vendor performance capability, quality, services, time and cost considerations over the useful life of the product or service for the state of Georgia." (Dictionary of Purchasing Terms, Fifth Edition, National Institute of Government Purchasing)

Published for all acquisition personnel

Download this pdf file. GTA Procurement Ethics Policy

Download this pdf file. GTA Environmental Procurement Policy

Doing business with Georgia

Vendors who are interested in doing business with GTA are encouraged to register online through the DOAS Team Georgia marketplace for suppliers to submit bids for GTA solicitations that may be posted to the Georgia procurement registry (GPR) and Jaggaer Sourcing Director registry.

Review the helpful guide for registration and training on Jaggaer Sourcing Director, which includes videos providing step-by-step instructions. Once registered, a system-generated confirmation will be sent. When registering, a National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) code will be requested. GTA uses these codes to categorize the commodity or service required and send bids only to applicable companies. For instance, only telecommunication firms would receive requests for bids for telecommunication services.

Doing business with other Georgia agencies

Vendors who are interested in doing business with other Georgia state government agencies are encouraged to monitor the Georgia procurement registry for opportunities and information.

Responding to an RFQC

Vendors seeking to respond to a request for qualified contractor (RFQC) solicitation must follow the requirements in the solicitation document found on the Georgia procurement registry. Requirements vary per RFQC.