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Salem Area Mass Transit District (dba Cherriots) offers a wide range of business opportunities for contractors, vendors and supplies in construction, professional services, maintenance and repair, operation equipment and more.

Any vendor submitting a bid or a proposal to Cherriots is required to review and acknowledge the Federal Transit Administration Contract Clauses.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program was created to provide a level playing field for small business owned by minorities and women that want to do business with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies, including Cherriots that receive federal funds from the Department of Transportation.

Visit the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) website for information on the various certifications available to make your company visible to Cherriots as well as other public and private entities.  (COBID was formally known as the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB)

Cherriots has established a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (“DBE”) participation goal of 4 percent for Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) funded projects spanning federal fiscal years 2018-2020.  This goal is in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26.

For more information, refer to our goal rationale and the DBE program supporting information.  

Current Opportunities

There are no opportunities available at this time.

The RFP documents may be obtained from the State’s Procurement website (“ORPIN”)  Registration is required.

Cherriots does not post notifications or addenda to this page.  You must register on the State’s ORPIN System at to download any opportunities.  Any addendum issued will be automatically emailed.

Contact our Procurement and Contracts department at 503-361-7523.