Doing Business with Laketran

Laketran strives to provide its passengers and taxpayers with the highest quality goods and services, at the best value. It uses this philosophy to buy the wide range of goods and services needed to provide the high quality public transportation Lake County enjoys.

Laketran encourages all bidders to review our Standard Terms and Conditions prior to submitting any proposals or quotes.

Current Solicitations

Current Solicitation(s):


Request for Quote for Decommissioning four (4) 40 foot buses

Quote Due: August 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Contact Keith Bare, Director of Maintenance, with questions

Request for Quote – Scrap Decommission of Bus


Request for Proposal for Low Floor Cutaway Buses

RFP Due: October 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Pre-Proposal Meeting (recommended, but not mandatory):  Thursday August 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Laketran Headquarters

Download RFP – RFP Low FLoor Cutaway

Contact Andrea Aaby, Procurement and Grants Specialist, with questions


Invitation for Bid for Snowplowing Services

Bids Due: September 14, 2018

Pre-Proposal Conference: MANDATORY FOR ALL BIDDERS – September 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Laketran Headquarters

Download IFB – ITB – Snowplowing 2018-2022 FINAL

If you cannot make the Pre-Proposal Conference, you must contact Andrea Aaby, Procurement and Grants Specialist, at as soon as possible.


Request for Quote – Custom Engraving Services

Quotes Due: September 1, 2018

Download RFQ – Request for Quote – Engraving

Contact Andrea Aaby at with questions or submit your quote.



To view any current solicitations, invitations for bids, additional documents, or requests for proposals please register as a vendor.  Your registration will be approved within 2 business day.

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We believe that our vendors are key cornerstones of Laketran’s procurement business and our ability to provide safe reliable transportation service.

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Vendors interested in being added to a bidder’s list or submitting pricing for goods and services are encouraged to complete a Vendor Registration Form.

For all other information regarding this or other Laketran contract services, please contact our Procurement and Grants Specialist at 440-350-1022 or email

DBE Goal

Laketran’s Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE) goal for all procurement for fiscal years 2017-2019 is 5.85%.  DBE firms are encouraged to complete Vendor Registration Form for all contract opportunities. For more information, please contact Laketran’s DBE Liason Officer, Andrea Aaby at 440-350-1022

Bus Advertising

Laketran internal and external vehicle advertising is handled by Eagle Advertising. For more information, please contact Eagle Advertising at 216-881-0800 or