DC Government COVID-19 Procurement Opportunities

Procurement Opportunities

The District of Columbia is seeking to work with CBEs, businesses, and manufacturers to procure essential supplies and services to support personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The District is especially seeking companies who can produce or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies.

Essential Supplies

The District of Columbia aims to source several essential supplies to support our coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts, such as:

A list of specifications is available here.

Selling Supplies to the District

If you have supplies to sell and wish to be considered for a procurement opportunity, please provide your details using the form below. Following successful submission of the form, a member of our Vendor Relations team will contact you.

Other Business Opportunities

The District of Columbia has many open solicitation opportunities for businesses to participate in. The portal contains a listing of all open solicitations, including those unrelated to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Learning How to Do Business with the District

Learning how to do business with the Government of the District of Columbia has never been easier. The District offers two unique workshops: the General Vendor Workshop and the DC Supply Schedule Workshop.

General Vendor Workshop
This workshop gives an overview of how to get started doing business with the District. During the session, participants are given an overview of how to register in eSourcing, how to select commodity codes, and a summary of the procurement process.
DC Supply Schedule
The DC Supply Schedule is a set-aside market for registered Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) in the District. In this workshop, contracting officers and contract specialists provide an overview of the DC Supply Schedule and its application process.

CBE Set Aside

The COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 requires for contracts

i. in excess of $250,000
ii. unrelated to the District’s COVID-19 response, and
iii. awarded during the COVID-19 declared emergency

that 50 percent of the dollar value be subcontracted to qualified small business enterprises (SBEs) absent a waiver from the Department of Small, Local, and Business Development. If there is an insufficient number of SBEs, 50 percent of the dollar volume of such contracts must be subcontracted to qualified certified business enterprises (CBEs). The contractor must, however, make its best efforts to ensure significant SBE participation in the subcontracts.

Donations

The District of Columbia welcomes your support in acquiring critical supplies to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts. If you or your organization are interested in donating supplies to the District, please visit Serve DC’s coronavirus (COVID-19) portal to learn more about the District’s donation opportunities.

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