MTA Metro-North Railroad, an agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), operates commuter rail service East of Hudson via three lines-the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines-from Grand Central Terminal. West of the Hudson, Metro-North also operates the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines in cooperation with New Jersey Transit.
The Procurement and Material Management Department (P&MM) is responsible for the acquisition of products and services for Metro-North's portion of the MTA's Capital Program, as well as products and services for the maintenance and operation of the railroad's service and corporate business activities.
P&MM's procurement professionals are responsible for managing the entire procurement process, including the timely solicitation, award and on-going administration of procurement contracts through their completion and closeout, in a manner that ensures fairness and impartiality to the vendor community, promotes the public interest, and adheres to the regulatory requirements of our various funding organizations.
P&MM also manages the sale of surplus, excess/obsolete and scrap materials and equipment that Metro-North no longer utilizes.
P&MM is responsible for operating a network of material storerooms throughout Metro-North's service territory for the receipt, storage, and distribution of standard stock, or inventory material.
The information on this website is meant to provide guidance and assistance to the vendor community in conducting business with MTA Metro-North Railroad. All members of the vendor community are encouraged to participate in MTA Metro-North Railroad's procurement activities.
P&MM procures a wide range of products and services. Some of the categories are as follows:
- Architect/Engineer Consulting Services
- Purchase of Rail Cars and Locomotives
- Materials for the repair of rail cars, heavy equipment, and railroad infrastructure including power, signal, and communication systems
- Purchase of Non-revenue automobiles and trucks
- Information Technology consulting, equipment, and supplies
- Other professional and consulting services
- Environmental Services
- General Services - e.g. HVAC, Smoke & Fire Alarms, Escalator, Overhead Door Maintenance, refuse, snow removal, and pest control services
- Maintenance of Way equipment components and services
- Security Related Materials and Equipment
- Furniture, office equipment, and supplies
- Apparatus, Equipment, and Machinery.
Who we are
The Procurement and Material Management (P&MM) Department is responsible for the acquisition of all products and services that are necessary to support the day-to-day railroad operations that serve our customers, Metro-North's corporate business requirements, and the MTA's Capital Program. The Department is located at 420 Lexington Avenue 12th Floor, New York, NY 10170.
Procurement professionals are responsible for managing the solicitation, vendor selection and award process for all materials, supplies, equipment, professional services, construction and miscellaneous services, through completion. This is accomplished in a manner that ensures fairness and impartiality and transparency to the vendor community.
Senior Director / Chief Procurement Officer
Anthony L. Gardner
The Senior Director/Chief Procurement Officer is responsible for the complete oversight of:
- the centralized procurement process for the acquisition of all products and services necessary to support the day-to-day railroad operations that serve our customers;
- the centralized procurement process for the MTA's Capital Program which includes the acquisition of rolling stock as well as construction, design/build and architect/engineering projects;
- all material support services for the Operating Division in the form of storage, issues, transfers, and distribution, and for the sale and disposition of surplus, excess/obsolete and scrap materials and equipment that Metro-North no longer utilizes.
The Department consists of four subgroups:
Acting Director - Operations Procurement
The Director Operations Procurement is responsible for the complete procurement process for the acquisition of all Capital Program rolling stock procurements, including new railcars and overhauls, inventory material, including material/parts for railcar and track maintenance and major operations as well as service contracts, and all operations-related to material and equipment.
Acting Director - Capital / Non-Operations Procurement
The Director Capital/Non-Operations Procurement is responsible for the complete procurement process related to the support of the MTA's Capital Programs as it relates to Metro-North, including construction, architect/engineer procurements, construction, supervision and inspection, design build, and apparatus (non-rolling stock) contracts.
Chief Material Officer - Material Management / Storeroom Operations
The Chief Material Officer is responsible for the efficient planning and inventory management for all Maintenance of Equipment inventory, including material/parts for railcar maintenance and programs. This includes the management of approximately 15 warehouse facilities located throughout the Metro-North territory for the storage, issues, transfer and distribution of inventory.
Acting Director Procurement Policy, Procedure, Quality & Administration
The Procurement Policy, Procedures, Quality & Administration subgroup is responsible for two distinct areas:
- PPQ is responsible for updating and maintaining internal and corporate procurement policies and procedures, acts as liaison for all internal, MTA and FTA audits and collects data and reporting on procurement activity. Additionally, it is the facilitator for the M/W/DBE and SDVOB program for MNR including vendor outreach, reporting and liaison between Procurement and the MTA DDCR group.
- Administration is responsible for the day to day administrative duties of 172 employees including the management of the department's Budget, Human Resources, Timekeeping and Records Maintenance and monthly submission of all procurement items requiring Board approval as well as the Corporate Procurement Card Program and Hotel Emergency Accommodations and Operational Planned Events Program.