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.

Milwaukee County DBE Goals for U.S. Department of Transportation Assisted Projects – Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017.

  • The Community Business Development Partners Department (CBDP) is responsible for administering Milwaukee County's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The CBDP ensures that DBE participation in procurement, public works and professional services contracts; goal setting for DBE participation; contractor/vendor good faith effort (GFE) procedures; and procedures for findings of contractor noncompliance are adhered to by the County.
  • The CBDP has formulated Milwaukee County's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assisted projects for Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017 (beginning October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017.)
  • The proposed overall goal for DBE participation in contracts led by the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is 5.7%.
  • The DBE participation goals for MCTS and methodology used to determine the goals are described in the link below:
  • DBE Goal Setting 2014-2016.
  • 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.