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How to do Business with Bi-State
The Bi-State Development Agency was established on September 20, 1949, by an interstate compact passed by the state legislatures of Illinois and Missouri, and approved by the governors of the two states. The compact was approved by the United States Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman on August 31, 1950. The Agency services the City of St. Louis, Missouri, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson, and the Illinois counties of St. Clair and Monroe. A ten-member Board of Commissioners administers the Agency.
On February 1, 2003, the Board of Commissioners approved the adoption of the Agency’s name for doing business as Metro.
Metro is the St. Louis metropolitan area’s public transit operator providing light rail, bus, and paratransit service. The light rail system is 46 miles long with 37 stations. Metro currently operates 395 buses, 65 light rail vehicles, 123 paratransit vans, 6 garage/maintenance facilities, and 1 headquarters building. In addition, Metro also owns and operates the Business Enterprise group that includes the Gateway Riverboat Cruises, St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia/Sauget, Illinois, and operates the Gateway Arch Tram and Arch Parking Garage for the National Park Service.
Metro promotes equal opportunity in all forms: Affirmative action in employment and contract participation by disadvantages business enterprises.
Vendors who wish to participate in Metro’s procurements can register for Metro’s iSupplier program. The use of this web-based system comes at no cost to you but you must have internet connectivity, have an e-mail address and be a registered user. Once registered, you will be able to access real-time information on your Purchase Orders, query invoice statuses and payments, and view and quote on Metro’s solicitations. Additionally, you can select NAICS codes applicable to your business. Then, when a solicitation is issued for an item or service selected you will receive an e-notification.
To register, go to the Current Opportunities window and scroll down to the iSupplier heading. Instructions and links are available to assist you in registering.