BFT 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, as well as many other rules, apply. 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/funding/grantee-resources/sample-fta-agreements/fta-master-agreement-fiscal-year-2019
The FTA also publishes Circular 4220.1F that summarizes only the procurement rules contained in the Master Agreement.
Vendors bidding on BFT FTA-funded contracts must carefully review and consider the FTA required contracting 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. Federal Transit Administration Terms and Conditions