Contracting and Procurement

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The Office of Deputy Executive Director (ODED) is responsible for purchasing goods and services for the Commission.  After consulting with Commission staff, ODED develops the purchasing/contracting method that will best serve the Commission, its business partners and District utility rate payers. The chosen method is used in compliance with legally required procedures to ensure the Commission receives the highest quality product or service, at the best price and with the greatest number of qualified bidders.
 
The DCPSC is committed to the success of the District’s Certified Business Enterprise program.  Our goal is to achieve an increase in CBE participation, particularly in the areas of professional engineering, accounting, economics, legal and marketing. To accomplish this, we’ll coordinate and participate in outreach activities that publicize procurement opportunities for CBEs and will monitor trends in the marketplace to identify best practices for increasing CBE participation in professional services. 

Please see our vendor instructions and resources below.

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COMING SOON: The Commission is working to create a user-friendly, comprehensive site for vendors to register, provide information about their services and to learn more about our work, upcoming projects and our efforts to hire a greater number of Certified Business Enterprises.

Vendor registration and invoicing instructions
New vendor registration
First-time vendors wishing to do business with the D.C Government must complete the following steps:
  • Register with the Ariba Supplier Network. Select “Register Now” under “New to Ariba?”
  • Register in eSourcing (note that prior registration in the Ariba Supplier Network is required)
 Please reach out to Vendor Management at (202) 724-4477, option 2, with any registration questions.
 
Invoicing
Companies with a business relationship with the Commission must register on the DC Vendor Portal to submit invoices.
 
Select the “Register” option on the DC Vendor Portal website. Agree to the terms and complete the form, noting some fields are required. Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an email from the DC Vendor Portal team once your registration has been processed.
 
Once your registration is complete and the Commission has approved your invoice, log in into the DC Vendor Portal and upload your invoice. Please contact the DC Vendor Portal Help Deck at (202) 724-4477, option 3, with any specific questions about using the platform.
 
DC Vendor Portal FAQs
The DC Vendor Portal also provides a number of “how to” tutorials, tackling everything from registering/access your account, e-invoicing, creating and submitting purchase orders, as well as several FAQs.