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Procurement System Reviews

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducts oversight workshops across the country for its grantees each year. The purpose is to help attendees broaden their understanding of the federal rules and regulations, as well as how to comply with FTA program requirements. Continuing this commitment, FTA will host a series of Procurement System Review (PSR) Workshops and Financial Management Oversight Review (FMO) Workshops in June, July and August 2019.

The PSR workshops are designed to encourage and facilitate improved grantee procurement operations. They foster the use of industry best practices; and inform the grantee about the Federal procurement requirements, specifically the requirements of FTA Circular 4220.1F and other applicable statutory and administrative requirements. These workshops are intended to educate, inform and exchange information with grantees regarding FTA required procurement and program responsibilities; as well as guide grantees through the PSR process. Attendees will include Regional Office staff members, FTA PSR contractors, and public transit agency staff.



Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill

5 Blossom Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02114





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Registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. There is no need to download and print out a ticket; your name will be recorded on the registration list.


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation of FTA Requirements, Most Common Procurement Findings, System-Wide Procurement Elements, Contents of an Effective Policies and Procedures Manual

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Aspects of Micro Purchase, Small Purchase, Cost and Price Analysis

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sealed Bids

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Request for Proposal Requirements, Sole Sources, A&E and Construction Methods Requirements, Joint Procurement and Piggybacking Requirements, Clauses, Rolling Stock Requirements

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Review Documentation Requirements


Procurement System Review Workbook Files

NOTE: The workshop materials will be made available as soon as possible. You will be notified by email once they are ready for download.


The following documents are available for download:

  • Workshop Agenda
  • FY19 Procurement System Review Workbook
  • Workshop Presentation

The agenda, Procurement System Review Workbook, and workshop slides are available for download at the following link:

[A link to the documents will be made available shortly]




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