DC Office of Contracting and Procurement

DC Office of Contracting and Procurement DC Office of Contracting & Procurement (OCP) manages the purchase of $5.6 billion in goods, services and construction annually, on behalf of over 78 District agencies.

The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), under the direction of the Chief Procurement Officer, was established by DC law in 1997 and provides contracting services for selected agencies and offices in the District. The mission of OCP is to partner with vendors and District agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all pur

The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), under the direction of the Chief Procurement Officer, was established by DC law in 1997 and provides contracting services for selected agencies and offices in the District. The mission of OCP is to partner with vendors and District agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all pur

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#DCOCP has a five-step procurement process for procuring goods and services within the District of Columbia, including: ...
10/01/2021

#DCOCP has a five-step procurement process for procuring goods and services within the District of Columbia, including: Requirements, Requirements Planning, Solicitation Process, Review & Evaluation, Award, and Contract Administration.

#DCOCP has a five-step procurement process for procuring goods and services within the District of Columbia, including: Requirements, Requirements Planning, Solicitation Process, Review & Evaluation, Award, and Contract Administration.

#DYK All #DCOCP contract actions exceeding $1 million, and multiyear contracts funded with annual funds regardless of do...
09/27/2021

#DYK All #DCOCP contract actions exceeding $1 million, and multiyear contracts funded with annual funds regardless of dollar amount, must receive approval from the Council of the District of Columbia.

#DYK All #DCOCP contract actions exceeding $1 million, and multiyear contracts funded with annual funds regardless of dollar amount, must receive approval from the Council of the District of Columbia.

#FactsFriday  George Schutter is the #DCOCP Chief Procurement Officer. He oversees over $5.6 billion worth of acquisitio...
09/24/2021

#FactsFriday

George Schutter is the #DCOCP Chief Procurement Officer. He oversees over $5.6 billion worth of acquisitions for 78 agencies. Appointed by Mayor Bowser, he is charged with the overall leadership, implementation, and coordination of procurement activities.

#FactsFriday

George Schutter is the #DCOCP Chief Procurement Officer. He oversees over $5.6 billion worth of acquisitions for 78 agencies. Appointed by Mayor Bowser, he is charged with the overall leadership, implementation, and coordination of procurement activities.

🚨Job Alert!🚨#DCOCP is seeking a Supervisory Contract Specialist to support the Transportation & Infrastructure Cluster i...
09/21/2021

🚨Job Alert!🚨
#DCOCP is seeking a Supervisory Contract Specialist to support the Transportation & Infrastructure Cluster in managing cradle-to-grave procurement actions for a range of commodities and services. Closes on 9/30/2021

To apply, visit https://go.usa.gov/xFhF2
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🚨Job Alert!🚨
#DCOCP is seeking a Supervisory Contract Specialist to support the Transportation & Infrastructure Cluster in managing cradle-to-grave procurement actions for a range of commodities and services. Closes on 9/30/2021

To apply, visit https://go.usa.gov/xFhF2
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#DYK All #DCOCP employees strongly adhere to a code of ethics, as transactions involving taxpayer dollars require the hi...
09/17/2021

#DYK All #DCOCP employees strongly adhere to a code of ethics, as transactions involving taxpayer dollars require the highest degree of public trust and standards of conduct. To view, please visit our website on the OCP Code of Ethics.

#DYK All #DCOCP employees strongly adhere to a code of ethics, as transactions involving taxpayer dollars require the highest degree of public trust and standards of conduct. To view, please visit our website on the OCP Code of Ethics.

You're invited! Come and join #DCOCP for our General Vendor Workshop and learn about doing business with the District! R...
09/16/2021

You're invited! Come and join #DCOCP for our General Vendor Workshop and learn about doing business with the District! Register online at https://go.usa.gov/xFRp6

📍Virtual Workshop
📅September 23
⏰1:00-3:00 PM

You're invited! Come and join #DCOCP for our General Vendor Workshop and learn about doing business with the District! Register online at https://go.usa.gov/xFRp6

📍Virtual Workshop
📅September 23
⏰1:00-3:00 PM

#DYK The Contract Appeals Board is an independent agency that provides an impartial, expeditious, and knowledgeable foru...
09/15/2021

#DYK The Contract Appeals Board is an independent agency that provides an impartial, expeditious, and knowledgeable forum for hearing and resolving contractual disputes and protests involving the District and its contracting communities.

#DYK The Contract Appeals Board is an independent agency that provides an impartial, expeditious, and knowledgeable forum for hearing and resolving contractual disputes and protests involving the District and its contracting communities.

#Procurement Term of the DayCompetitive Sealed Proposals (RFP):Submission of written technical and price proposals from ...
09/13/2021

#Procurement Term of the Day

Competitive Sealed Proposals (RFP):
Submission of written technical and price proposals from one or more offers and written evaluation with criteria such as price, quality, and past performance, set forth in the Request for Proposals.

#Procurement Term of the Day

Competitive Sealed Proposals (RFP):
Submission of written technical and price proposals from one or more offers and written evaluation with criteria such as price, quality, and past performance, set forth in the Request for Proposals.

District Department of Transportation seeks an authorized dealer to provide 40 to 50 electric Ford F-150 crew cab trucks...
09/10/2021

District Department of Transportation seeks an authorized dealer to provide 40 to 50 electric Ford F-150 crew cab trucks.

INFO: https://go.usa.gov/xydrJ
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📅 September 27
#DCOCP #procurement

District Department of Transportation seeks an authorized dealer to provide 40 to 50 electric Ford F-150 crew cab trucks.

INFO: https://go.usa.gov/xydrJ
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📅 September 27
#DCOCP #procurement

08/27/2021

#FactsFriday

Through the Certified Business Enterprise program, registered CBEs are eligible for preferred procurement and contracting opportunities. Learn more about eligibility at dslbd.dc.gov.

08/26/2021

DDOT is seeking a contractor for curbside asset management services including asset installation, relocation, decommissioning, maintenance, repairs, revenue collection and counting for approximately 20,000 metered and over 250,000 on-street parking spaces.

INFO: https://go.usa.gov/xydrJ
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📅 Aug 31
#DCOCP #procurement

08/25/2021

Today we highlight the #DCOCP cluster, Health & Human Services. The cluster recently worked to award a Human Care Agreement to a DC based nonprofit, Humanity In Transition, Inc., to provide vocational services to persons with disabilities, such as job placement and job training.

Q: "Can I start my DC Supply Schedule application and complete it at a later time?"A: "Yes. Your application is saved ea...
08/20/2021

Q: "Can I start my DC Supply Schedule application and complete it at a later time?"
A: "Yes. Your application is saved each time you make updates. You can log in as many times as necessary to finish your application."
#FAQ #DCOCP #SmallBizDC

Q: "Can I start my DC Supply Schedule application and complete it at a later time?"
A: "Yes. Your application is saved each time you make updates. You can log in as many times as necessary to finish your application."
#FAQ #DCOCP #SmallBizDC

#DYK The DC Supply Schedule is the multiple-award schedule for providing commercial products and services to District go...
08/19/2021

#DYK The DC Supply Schedule is the multiple-award schedule for providing commercial products and services to District government agencies. Competitive contracts are awarded to hundreds of suppliers who can provide thousands of products and services. Visit https://go.usa.gov/x6kse.

#DYK The DC Supply Schedule is the multiple-award schedule for providing commercial products and services to District government agencies. Competitive contracts are awarded to hundreds of suppliers who can provide thousands of products and services. Visit https://go.usa.gov/x6kse.

#DYK Certified Business Enterprises receive preferred procurement and contracting opportunities. The District directs sp...
08/18/2021

#DYK Certified Business Enterprises receive preferred procurement and contracting opportunities. The District directs spending to DC-based businesses that support and contribute to job creation and the city tax base, resulting in a more robust local economy.
#DCOCP #SmallBizDC

#DYK Certified Business Enterprises receive preferred procurement and contracting opportunities. The District directs spending to DC-based businesses that support and contribute to job creation and the city tax base, resulting in a more robust local economy.
#DCOCP #SmallBizDC

#Procurement Term of the Day:Procurement Practices Reform Act:Procurement law applicable to all subordinate agencies, in...
08/17/2021

#Procurement Term of the Day:

Procurement Practices Reform Act:
Procurement law applicable to all subordinate agencies, instrumentalities, and employees of the District government, independent agencies, boards, and commissions, except as provided in the Act or other statute.

#Procurement Term of the Day:

Procurement Practices Reform Act:
Procurement law applicable to all subordinate agencies, instrumentalities, and employees of the District government, independent agencies, boards, and commissions, except as provided in the Act or other statute.

#DYK There are District agencies and quasi-government agencies that have contracting and procurement authority, independ...
08/13/2021

#DYK There are District agencies and quasi-government agencies that have contracting and procurement authority, independent of the Chief Procurement Officer and #DCOCP? Visit https://go.usa.gov/xVTWR for more information about opportunities with those agencies.

#DYK There are District agencies and quasi-government agencies that have contracting and procurement authority, independent of the Chief Procurement Officer and #DCOCP? Visit https://go.usa.gov/xVTWR for more information about opportunities with those agencies.

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:Acquisition Planning:The process by which the efforts of all personnel responsible f...
08/10/2021

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Acquisition Planning:
The process by which the efforts of all personnel responsible for procurement are coordinated and integrated through a comprehensive plan for fulfilling an agency's need in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Acquisition Planning:
The process by which the efforts of all personnel responsible for procurement are coordinated and integrated through a comprehensive plan for fulfilling an agency's need in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.

The District requires that potential contractors submit certain documents and certifications prior to the award of contr...
08/09/2021

The District requires that potential contractors submit certain documents and certifications prior to the award of contracts. There may be additional documents required in specific solicitations. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyScd for a full list of required documents. #DCOCP

The District requires that potential contractors submit certain documents and certifications prior to the award of contracts. There may be additional documents required in specific solicitations. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xyScd for a full list of required documents. #DCOCP

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute works diligently to ensure our staff receive quality training and learning opportun...
08/06/2021

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute works diligently to ensure our staff receive quality training and learning opportunities in procurement best practices, laws, regulations, and business advisory skills when engaging with District agencies and the vendor community.

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute works diligently to ensure our staff receive quality training and learning opportunities in procurement best practices, laws, regulations, and business advisory skills when engaging with District agencies and the vendor community.

#TBT to when #DCOCP partnered with @SecretaryofDC welcoming a delegation of #procurement professionals from Kenya on 9/2...
08/05/2021

#TBT to when #DCOCP partnered with @SecretaryofDC welcoming a delegation of #procurement professionals from Kenya on 9/20/19. Senior leadership discussed our role in procuring goods and services for the #District and procurement best practices and how they vary around the globe.

#TBT to when #DCOCP partnered with @SecretaryofDC welcoming a delegation of #procurement professionals from Kenya on 9/20/19. Senior leadership discussed our role in procuring goods and services for the #District and procurement best practices and how they vary around the globe.

Q: "Can I apply for more than one DC Supply Schedule (DCSS) using the same account?"A: "Yes, you are allowed to apply fo...
08/04/2021

Q: "Can I apply for more than one DC Supply Schedule (DCSS) using the same account?"

A: "Yes, you are allowed to apply for more than one Supply Schedule using the same account."
#FAQ #DCOCP #SmallBizDC

Q: "Can I apply for more than one DC Supply Schedule (DCSS) using the same account?"

A: "Yes, you are allowed to apply for more than one Supply Schedule using the same account."
#FAQ #DCOCP #SmallBizDC

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:Discussion:Any oral or written communication between the District and an offeror tha...
08/03/2021

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Discussion:
Any oral or written communication between the District and an offeror that involves information essential for determining the acceptability of a proposal or provides the offeror an opportunity to revise or modify its proposal.

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Discussion:
Any oral or written communication between the District and an offeror that involves information essential for determining the acceptability of a proposal or provides the offeror an opportunity to revise or modify its proposal.

#DCOCP invites all businesses to take the required steps to do business with the District. For more information call the...
08/02/2021

#DCOCP invites all businesses to take the required steps to do business with the District. For more information call the Procurement Center of Excellence at 202-724-4477 or visit ocp.dc.gov.

#DCOCP invites all businesses to take the required steps to do business with the District. For more information call the Procurement Center of Excellence at 202-724-4477 or visit ocp.dc.gov.

Have questions about open solicitations? Or how to do business with the District? The Procurement Center of Excellence i...
07/30/2021

Have questions about open solicitations? Or how to do business with the District? The Procurement Center of Excellence is your primary source of information. Reach the Center at 202.724.4477 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday or visit https://go.usa.gov/xyd2p. #DCOCP

Have questions about open solicitations? Or how to do business with the District? The Procurement Center of Excellence is your primary source of information. Reach the Center at 202.724.4477 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday or visit https://go.usa.gov/xyd2p. #DCOCP

#DYK If you need a reasonable accommodation during the solicitation process or if you require any documents in an altern...
07/29/2021

#DYK If you need a reasonable accommodation during the solicitation process or if you require any documents in an alternate format, you can email #DCOCP at [email protected] for assistance.

#DYK If you need a reasonable accommodation during the solicitation process or if you require any documents in an alternate format, you can email #DCOCP at [email protected] for assistance.

Q: "Can I see the status of my DC Supply Schedule application after I submit it?"A: "Yes. You can visit your dashboard t...
07/28/2021

Q: "Can I see the status of my DC Supply Schedule application after I submit it?"

A: "Yes. You can visit your dashboard to see real time updates to your application's status." #FAQ #DCOCP #District #DCGov #Procurement #SmallBizDC #HelpDesk

Q: "Can I see the status of my DC Supply Schedule application after I submit it?"

A: "Yes. You can visit your dashboard to see real time updates to your application's status." #FAQ #DCOCP #District #DCGov #Procurement #SmallBizDC #HelpDesk

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:Determination and Findings (D&F):A special form of written approval by an authorized...
07/27/2021

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Determination and Findings (D&F):
A special form of written approval by an authorized official that is required by statute or regulation as a prerequisite to taking certain contracting actions.

#DCOCP #Procurement Term of the Day:

Determination and Findings (D&F):
A special form of written approval by an authorized official that is required by statute or regulation as a prerequisite to taking certain contracting actions.

Each contract at #DCOCP must go through the #procurement lifecycle of steps taken to purchase any product or service the...
07/26/2021

Each contract at #DCOCP must go through the #procurement lifecycle of steps taken to purchase any product or service the District requires.

Each contract at #DCOCP must go through the #procurement lifecycle of steps taken to purchase any product or service the District requires.

#DYK District contractors are required to pay their employees the District Living Wage rate. Effective January 1, 2019, ...
07/16/2021

#DYK District contractors are required to pay their employees the District Living Wage rate. Effective January 1, 2019, the rate is 14.50/hr. For more information, please read the Living Wage Act of 2019 Notice found at ocp.dc.gov.

#DYK District contractors are required to pay their employees the District Living Wage rate. Effective January 1, 2019, the rate is 14.50/hr. For more information, please read the Living Wage Act of 2019 Notice found at ocp.dc.gov.

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute provides quality training and learning opportunities in procurement best practices,...
07/13/2021

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute provides quality training and learning opportunities in procurement best practices, current laws and regulations and business advisory skills when engaging with Districts agencies and the vendor community.

OCP’s Procurement Training Institute provides quality training and learning opportunities in procurement best practices, current laws and regulations and business advisory skills when engaging with Districts agencies and the vendor community.

The Contracts and Procurement Transparency Portal is the public clearinghouse with robust search capabilities for all th...
07/12/2021

The Contracts and Procurement Transparency Portal is the public clearinghouse with robust search capabilities for all the District’s contracting and procurement efforts. For more information, visit https://contracts.ocp.dc.gov.
#DCOCP

The Contracts and Procurement Transparency Portal is the public clearinghouse with robust search capabilities for all the District’s contracting and procurement efforts. For more information, visit https://contracts.ocp.dc.gov.
#DCOCP

#DYK While contractors are debarred or suspended, the District will not solicit offers from, award contracts to, renew, ...
07/09/2021

#DYK While contractors are debarred or suspended, the District will not solicit offers from, award contracts to, renew, or otherwise extend contracts with, or consent to subcontracts with entities or individuals that appear on #DCOCP's Excluded Parties List.

#DYK While contractors are debarred or suspended, the District will not solicit offers from, award contracts to, renew, or otherwise extend contracts with, or consent to subcontracts with entities or individuals that appear on #DCOCP's Excluded Parties List.

Q: "Does @SmallBizDC grant reciprocity from other jurisdictions?"A: "No. The Certified Business Enterprise program is de...
07/08/2021

Q: "Does @SmallBizDC grant reciprocity from other jurisdictions?"

A: "No. The Certified Business Enterprise program is designed for District-based businesses only. Other certification programs do not comply with the legal requirements of the District's program."
#FAQ #SmallBizDC

Q: "Does @SmallBizDC grant reciprocity from other jurisdictions?"

A: "No. The Certified Business Enterprise program is designed for District-based businesses only. Other certification programs do not comply with the legal requirements of the District's program."
#FAQ #SmallBizDC

Q: "As a vendor, how do I add/remove a user in my E-Sourcing profile?"A: "Please contact the #DCOCP help desk at 202-724...
06/29/2021

Q: "As a vendor, how do I add/remove a user in my E-Sourcing profile?"

A: "Please contact the #DCOCP help desk at 202-724-4477 to add additional users. To remove a user, send an email from a company representative to [email protected] requesting the removal."
#FAQ

Q: "As a vendor, how do I add/remove a user in my E-Sourcing profile?"

A: "Please contact the #DCOCP help desk at 202-724-4477 to add additional users. To remove a user, send an email from a company representative to [email protected] requesting the removal."
#FAQ

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441 4th Street, NW; 330S
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Located on the WMATA Red Line at Judiciary Square Stop

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(202) 727-0252

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Welcome To The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP)

The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), under the direction of the Chief Procurement Officer, was established by DC law in 1997 and provides contracting services for selected agencies and offices in the District. The mission of OCP is to partner with vendors and District agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly and impartially. OCP manages the purchase of $5.6 billion in goods, services and construction annually, on behalf of over 76 District agencies. In its authority under the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), OCP is responsible for both establishing procurement processing standards that conform to regulations, and monitoring the effectiveness of procurement service delivery. Procurement processing and management is executed by procurement professionals who are assigned to agency worksites to directly collaborate with program staff throughout the entire procurement process. OCP core services include the DC Supply Schedule, Purchase card (P-Card) program, and the surplus property disposition and re-utilization program. OCP’s learning and certification programs support on-going development of staff proficiency and procurement service quality. The Office of Contracting and Procurement is organized in to the following divisions: Procurement procures goods and services on behalf of the agencies and programs under OCP’s authority according to District laws and regulations.The procurement staff is organized into the following units: - Government Operations - Public Safety - Health Services - Human Services - Homeless/Youth Human Services - Transportation Infrastructure - Information Technology - Public Works and Fleet Services - Simplified/DC Supply Schedules/P-Card - Procurement Operations - Acquisition Management Training – facilitates general procurement education for procurement professionals and program agency staff through the Procurement Training Institute. The Institute develops and delivers the curriculum for the District Procurement Certification Program (DPCP) as required by the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA). Operations – provides a range of oversight, administrative, and customer service support for the Office of Contracting and Procurement and customer agencies. This division contains the following 6 activities: - Human Resources Management - provides human resource management services that position the Office of Contracting and Procurement to attract, develop and retain a well-qualified and diverse workforce. OHR works to advance the agency’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities through its most valuable resource - its people. - Procurement Integrity and Compliance – conducts internal audits and reports its internal audit findings to key stakeholders within the agency; serves as the primary lead for OCP in support of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Single Audit, and performs operational assessments of procurement processes and functions for agencies and teams under the authority of the District’s Chief Procurement Officer. Business Operations –provides a range of operational support including data mining, reporting and analysis, project management, and coordination with program agencies for major agency initiatives. - Customer Service and Communications – engages with OCP’s key stakeholders including customer agencies, industry, Council, and District residents. - Procurement Technology – provides consultative and technical support to agencies, vendors, and OCP procurement professionals, including user training and report generation; works closely with senior management and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) to implement the latest technologies to promote transparency and accountability to achieve the best results. The OCP IT team also administers the Procurement Automated Support System (PASS). - Performance Management -- develops policies and procedures to help employees and other stakeholders work toward common goals, establish intended outcomes/results, and adjust the organization’s priorities in response to a changing environment. Business Resources and Support Services provides a wide range of mission-critical services to OCP divisions and the agency’s customers. This division executes agency acquisitions, maintains facilities including risk management, and administers the OCP fleet management program. Further, this division manages the District’s property disposal program, and in collaboration with OCP’s Procurement Division, coordinates acquisition efforts during declared emergencies. This division includes the following two activities: - Surplus Property provides surplus property management, re-utilization, and disposal services to District agencies; and - Support Services provides agency acquisition services and facilities management; coordinates acquisition efforts during declared emergencies; manages transportation assets designated for District surplus activities; and administers OCP’s record management program. OCP is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm The office is located at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 700S. The main phone number for the agency is (202) 727-0252.

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