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Vendor Registration and DBE Certification

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Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Using this system, you can complete the Vendor Application and apply for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. Firms that are already listed in CTA’s vendor database may update or modify their information. Furthermore, currently certified DBE firms can complete the forms necessary to maintain their certification with CTA.

All firms are welcome to complete a Vendor Application. Firms that are owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals are also welcome to apply for DBE certification. To be eligible to participate in the DBE program, your firm must be certified pursuant to United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) regulations which can be viewed on this web page. The specific regulations can also be found in 49 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 26.

Upon completion of each of the applications on this web page, your firm will also need to submit additional supporting documentation to the CTA. If requested supporting documentation is not submitted in a timely manner, your application will not be processed. You will be notified of the required documentation once you have completed your application. Any false or misleading information submitted by applicants will be grounds for denial, removal and/or prosecution.

We look forward to doing business with your firm and will give your completed application our prompt attention. You may view additional information related to the procurement process at CTA on our web page at www.transitchicago.com.

To continue, please select one option below. If you require technical assistance while completing the application, please use our online support form.

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Vendor Application RENEWAL and/or DBE Recertification Vendor Application RENEWAL and/or DBE Recertification NEW Vendor Application and/or DBE Certification
Your firm is currently registered and/or DBE certified and you know your username and password to access this system. Your firm is currently registered and/or DBE certified and you do not know your username and password to access this system. Your firm is not currently registered or DBE certified.
» Login » Lookup Account » Create Account

After logging in to your account, you will be directed to the Vendor Application Questionnaire. To access the DBE certification application, login and from the left menu select View, then My Certifications, and click Apply for Certification at the top of the page.

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