Contracting and Procurement

Interested in working with the DCPSC?
Our mission to ensure that local utility companies provide safe, reliable and quality services at reasonable rates for customers depends on assistance from a range of vendors with expertise in professional engineering, accounting, economics, law, marketing/communications, and more.

The Office of the Deputy Executive Director (ODED) is responsible for purchasing goods and services for the DCPSC.  After consulting with DCPSC 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 DCPSC receives the highest quality product or service, at the best price and with the greatest number of qualified bidders.

See our current solicitations, upcoming procurement opportunities and learn more about our Certified Business Enterprise Initiative as well as how to become a vendor with the DC Government and register for our bidders list, below.

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Add your company to our bidders list to receive new DCPSC solicitations that match your area of expertise.
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.
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.
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.