Contracting and Procurement

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The Office of the Deputy Executive Director (ODED) is responsible for purchasing goods and services for the DCPSC.  After consulting with Commission staff, ODED develops the purchasing/contracting method that will best serve the Commission, its business partners and District utility ratepayers. 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.

Please see our vendor instructions and resources below:

Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Initiative
The DCPSC also engages with and provides support to small and local businesses, as well as historically underrepresented businesses, interested in contracting opportunities with the Commission through its
Certified Business Enterprise Initiative.
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.