Follow these easy steps to start working with MCTS

MCTS offers a wide range of business opportunities for contractors, vendors, and suppliers in construction, professional services, maintenance/repair/operation equipment, and more.


Check Current Solicitations

See the list of current solicitations and download documents to get more information. Each solicitation includes a summary of the project name, number, name of purchasing agent or buyer and the deadline for bid/proposal submittals.



How to Obtain Bid Documents:

  1. View MTS' active bids or proposals

     By clicking on the appropriate bid title, you will be transferred to the download page where you will be able to print the bid or proposal document(s), including required bid forms.

  2. Milwaukee Transport Services Inc. also utilizes the online service DemandStar to electronically publish active bids or proposals.

    Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. 
    Attention: Materials Management Department 
    1942 North 17th Street 
    Milwaukee, WI 53205 
    (414) 937-3296

Commodities & Services 

MCTS purchases commodities and services in the following areas:


  • Chemicals
  • Electrical
  • Safety Items
  • Hardware
  • Electronics
  • Tools
  • Paint
  • Wire
  • Office Supply
  • Paper
  • Bus Parts
  • Welding Supply
  • Automotive
  • Lubricants
  • Gasoline
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Lamps & Bulbs
  • Terminals
  • Printing


  • Lawn Maintenance

  • Photography
  • Waste Services
  • Uniforms
  • Recycling Services
  • Industrial Vac
  • Oil Transport
  • Delivery Service
  • Computer Cabling
  • Printing
  • HMO Services
  • Insurance Plans

Click here to view our current Commodity Assignments list. 


Establish Business with MCTS

Companies or individuals seeking to do business with Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. (MTS), Operator of the Milwaukee County Transit System, can contact the Materials Management Department during regular business hours at 414-937-3296.

Businesses providing services on-site at MTS must provide liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence listing both MTS and Milwaukee County as additionally insured.


DBE Program 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification is the key for disadvantaged and small business enterprises to gain an edge when competing for contracts.

This report is a proposed FTA goal report setting Triennial Goals on Milwaukee County projects at for Milwaukee County Transit System for federal fiscal years 2018-2019-2020. 


Proposed Triennial FTA DBE Goal  

Race Conscious  

Race Neutral  








To achieve these goals by setting the highest feasible portion of the goals as Race Neutral, per 26.51, Milwaukee County has set the following local procurement goals by the type of activity: 


By Goal Type-3 years 

Final/Adjusted Goal   

Race Conscious  

DBE-FTA-Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT)  



DBE-Maintenance and Procurement (M&P)



DBE-Professional Services






Weighted Averages




Questions regarding DBE goal setting should be directed to: 

Mr. Rick Norris P.E, Director and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer
DAS-Community Business Development Partners
Milwaukee County
633 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 902
Milwaukee, WI  53203

For further information or questions regarding bid procedures, please contact the Materials Management Department directly at (414) 937-3296, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Standard time or by e-mail.