Overview - Access Services : ASI


Access Services complies with the requirements of local, state and federal laws and guidelines. We are, dedicated to ensuring full and open competition and equitable treatment of all potential sources of the procurement process (planning, solicitation, award, administration and documentation of contracts).

The Procurement and Contracts Department is responsible for the procurement of all equipment, supplies and services, including construction and professional services in support of Access Services' operations.

Depending on the type of project, Access Services develops an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Interest and Qualifications (RFIQ), or Request for Quotations (RFQ).

IFBs are used when there is a clear understanding of the project requirements, scope of work and technical specification. RFPs are used in cases where the specific requirements and technical specifications of a project are of a functional nature or unclear, and provide a guideline for potential offerors to use in preparing a proposal. RFIQs are used for engineering, architectural and related services contracts, and consider only technical factors and qualifications in the evaluation process. RFQs are used for procuring materials, equipment and supplies and some types of professional services.

The Procurement and Contracts Department develops the procurement document and oversees the distribution and advertising of the solicitation. It also receives all proposals, coordinates evaluation meetings and sees the process through the award phase and contract administration

Firms or individuals with questions about doing business with Access Services can call the Procurement and Contracts Department at 213.270.6000, or e-mail Procurement and Contracts at purchasing@accessla.org