Where does OCP advertise business opportunities for goods, services and construction?
Opportunities are advertised on the OCP website. For solicitations over $250,000, regulations require at least one notice in a newspaper of general circulation. Currently, business opportunities are advertised in the classified section of The Washington Examiner. OCP now uses an electronic solicitation system. Paper copies are no longer available at the Office of Contracting and Procurement,. For capital construction and related architectural and engineering projects copies are available at the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005.
Does OCP charge fees to provide solicitations to the public?
In some cases a fee is charged. For capital construction Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals the fee is determined by the number of drawings and the number of copies requested. Fees may range from approximately $25 to $100.
Does OCP transmit solicitations and accept price quotations/bids/proposals by fax or email?
OCP currently uses an Electronic Bid Submission system, eSourcing. Bids can only be accepted from vendors through a registered and approved eSourcing account.
What if a vendor has a question while filling out a request for quote/bid/proposal document?
Please email the contract specialist identified on the solicitation.
How do I file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and do I have to pay a fee?
Requests may be made by telephone, e-mail, fax, or letter. The OCP FOIA officer has 15 days to respond. Documents may be viewed at OCP or copies made (certain exemptions may apply). For Freedom of Information Act requests, there is a research fee plus $.25 per page copy fee.
What does OCP require from vendors who wish to do business with the District?
Please see the requirements listed under Requirements for Doing Business with the District under the Vendor Support Center.
Does the District have a local, small, minority or women-owned business program?
Yes, the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is able to provide business advantages to businesses certified by that office.
Does the District have a vendor grievance procedure?
Yes, through the DC Contract Appeals Board which may be reached at:
441 4th St., NW, Suite 350N
Washington, DC 20001
Phone (202) 727-6597
Fax (202) 727-3993