Become a CRT Vendor
CRT fosters economic growth by purchasing more than $5 million in goods and services annually for administrative and program services throughout Central Connecticut. We are always looking to achieve the best price, quality and service for the agency. As a potential vendor, we invite you to learn how CRT buys goods and services.
CRT Business Administration manages the buying of goods and services for the agency. There are two ways to become a vendor for CRT – through a bid process or selected through a group-purchasing program.
Open for Bid:
NEW REVISED: 2/14/24
CRT partners with several group-purchasing programs designed for nonprofit agencies. In addition to streamlining the buying process, CRT saves time and money by purchasing through these and other plans:
National IPA – Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance for governmental agencies, educational institutions and systems, and nonprofit agencies.
CREC – Capital Region Education Council for school districts, municipalities and nonprofit organizations.
State of CT Department of Administrative Services Portal: The new advanced state contracting portal engine allows this agency and municipalities to search state contracts and solicitations as well as vendor information.
Vendors may wish to consider registering with these programs to broaden your reach to other nonprofits and governmental organizations. For example, the State of CT Department of Administrative Services Portal — a free service for the vendor — will notify the vendor via email whenever a new bid process is posted in the vendor’s field.
Purchasing through a Bid Process:
When CRT is unable to locate a group-purchasing program to provide specific goods or services, we will ‘go out to bid’ with a Request for Proposal (RFP), or a Request for Quote (RFQ). When CRT implements an open bidding process, the process is open to any vendor who wishes to submit a proposal or rate for their product or service.
Request for Quotes (RFQs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be advertised:
- In the Public Notice section of local newspapers
- On a free portal offered by the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS)
- On the CRT Website (CRTCT.org)
- Vendors should check our web site periodically for notices of ‘RFQs, RFPs’ and
- ‘Invitations to Bid’. At this time, we are unable to track vendors who access
- ‘Invitations To Bid’ or ‘RFQs’ or ‘RFPs’ online. Vendors are responsible for obtaining the latest and most current information before submitting any bids or proposals.
Final bids must include all requested addenda, and must be submitted by the designated time, date and location. When a bid is awarded, the lowest responsible, responsive and qualified vendor is selected.
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