In this session, the Chief Procurement Officer of the District of Columbia, George Schutter, shared updates and progress on initiatives central to his vision to improve the quality, efficiency, and integrity of contracting in the District. OCP's General Counsel and Interim Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Nancy Hapeman, offered tips on competing for contracts with DC government in a presentation called "How To Be A Better Bidder." And lastly, OCP Director Schutter introduced the first ever procurement Ombudsman, William “Pete” Teague, to the vendor community (official press release).
As many of you already know, yesterday was our first time broadcasting an event on Facebook Live. This video can be found on the OCP Facebook Page here.
Also, please see the link to the OCP in the Wards: How to be a Better Bidder presentation here.
OCP in the Wards: How To Be A Better Bidder is a part of the DC Office of Contracting Procurement’s ongoing efforts to engage the business community in the contracting process from the concept of need through award of a contract. The goal of our outreach initiatives is to demystify the District’s procurement process and make it easier for current and future industry partners to effectively compete for contracts.