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Procurement and Contracts

Opportunities for contractors, vendors, and suppliers

SAMTD changes to procurement advertisements

The SAMTD Procurement/Contracts Department has been utilizing the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) to advertise its solicitations. The state is replacing the ORPIN tool with a new system called “OregonBuys.” Consequently, SAMTD will be moving the advertisement of its solicitations to OregonBuys as of July 1, 2021. The following is a timeline of the changes as we move through this transition:

  • June 16, 2021: ORPIN transitions to an “archived” mode only. The state will no longer allow SAMTD to post or edit documents on ORPIN. Existing content will remain available for reference purposes only.
  • June 16-30, 2021: We will have a blackout period and no solicitations will be released or modified during this period as the state prepares to launch the new OregonBuys system.
  • July 1, 2021: All SAMTD procurement activity pertaining to solicitations will move to the new website. All ORPIN Supplier accounts will not migrate over to OregonBuys, so all suppliers must register for an account in this new system to continue doing business with SAMTD. Registration is easy and free. Visit and click on the blue “register” button in the top right corner of the webpage to get started.

We appreciate your patience throughout this transition. If you have questions about ORPIN, contact the ORPIN helpdesk at

For questions about OregonBuys registration, call 1-855-800-5046 or email


Salem Area Mass Transit District (dba Cherriots) offers a wide range of business opportunities for contractors, vendors, and suppliers 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 RFP documents may be obtained from the State’s Procurement website (“ORPIN”).  Registration is required.

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

Current and upcoming solicitations

RFP #20-016 Quality Assurance Survey Project - on hold due to COVID-19
Release Date: TBA

RFP #20-015 100% Ride Check - on hold due to COVID-19
Release Date: TBA

RFP #21-009 Del Webb Server Room Remodel - Architecture Services
Release Date: 1st Q FY22 (estimate)

RFP #21-014 Vanpool Provider Services
Release Date: 5/3/21 
Close Date: 6/4/21

ITB #21-015 Transit Host Services
Release Date: 5/6/21   
Close Date: 6/1/21

RFQ #21-016 Life Cycle Hardware Replacement
Release Date: 5/10/21 
Close Date: 6/8/21

ITB #21-017 Air Purification System
Release Date: 5/10/21   
Close Date: 6/1/21

ITB #21-018 Sprinkler Head Retrofit
Release Date: 1st Q FY22 (estimate)

Contactless Fare Payment System (FPS)
Release Date: 1st Q FY22 (estimate)


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