Skagit Transit receives federal grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to fund a portion of its operations and some capital expenditures therefore, certain FTA procurement regulations may apply to specific procurements. These regulations are contained in the current version of the FTA Master Agreement for Grantees that can be viewed on the FTA website at https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.gov/files/docs/22-Master_Agreement_FY2016_-_3-1-15_-_FINAL.pdf.
The FTA also publishes Circular 4220.1F that summarizes only the procurement rules contained in the Master Agreement.
Vendors bidding on Skagit Transit FTA-funded contracts must carefully review and consider the FTA required contract terms and conditions commonly referred to as the "Federal Clauses". There are several mandatory clauses applicable to every type of procurement action and other clauses are based on contract dollar threshold or are situational.
Skagit Transit purchase orders also reference to the federal clauses on the reverese side of the Purchase Order (PO), as well as other standard terms and conditions, that can be viewed here. As applicable to the individual purchase, POs may be issued with a supplemental attachment providing the full language of the federal clauses or other additional contract language.