The Finance Department at The COMET serves as the connection between various departments and companies wishing to bid on projects and provide their goods or services.
Overview of the Procurement Process
determines a need.
notice to solicit bids.
their bids and project
assesses all bids.
recommendation to Executive
Director/CEO & Board of Directors.
purchase order to the
winning company, and
New Process for Contract Opportunities beginning in 2024
The COMET is pleased to announce it has engaged Bonfire to create a portal through which solicitations will be posted and where bids and proposals will be submitted.
Effective for all procurements due on or after January 10, 2024, The COMET will transition to electronic submission through the Bonfire platform. New procurements (IFBs/RFPs/RFQs) will be posted on the Bonfire platform. After that date, companies wishing to respond to procurements must register and upload their submissions through the Bonfire portal, available at: https://catchthecometsc.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities.
NOTE: You must register with Bonfire even if you are a current The COMET registered vendor or currently do business with The COMET. Hard copy responses will no longer be accepted for procurements due on or after January 10, 2024. Registration is easy and free. Please be sure to select NAICS codes associated with your type of business or organization. Our solicitations will be set up using those codes and will be matched to vendors and contractors with the same codes.
All contracting opportunities for the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, dba The COMET, are advertised in the South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) Online Edition.
Bonfire Marketing Video: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/efrJMw3VVKB13H84zjQTG9
Vendor Registration and Submission: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/4kpdd8rsxuBwPEMJ61L3if
Vendor Submission: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/CbP95BXCELvGhEbCSvbYu2