How do I become a registered vendor with
If you are interested in supplying goods and services, complete the
online Vendor Application for
Goods and Services. If you are interested in architecture,
engineering and construction projects, complete the online
Vendor Application for A-E
Construction. You may also pickup an application from the
Procurement Department, 5000 Overlook Avenue S.W., 2nd Floor,
Washington, DC 20032.
- What is the Vendor/Bidder list?
A directory of vendors registered by commodity grouping within the
DC Water Financial Management and Procurement System. Registered
vendors are able to search for business opportunities and respond
to solicitations for goods and/or services.
- Where does DC Water publish current
solicitations for goods, services and construction?
Solicitations are published on the DC Water website. See the
listings under Solicitations. In
addition, solicitations are often published in the classified
sections of The Washington Post,
Washington Times, GeorgeTowner, Afro-American, Washington
Hispanic, El Tiempo, Northwest Current News, and
Engineering News Record.
What is an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request For Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ)?
- IFB - The solicitation document used for competitive
sealed bidding for the purchase of equipment, materials,
goods and construction.
- RFP - The solicitation document used in the competitive
sealed proposal process. The RFP procedure permits
negotiation of proposals and prices.
- RFQ - The solicitation document used in competitive
procurement, which requests technical or professional
skills and experience.
- Does DC Water charge fees for solicitation
Yes, but only for construction drawings and specifications. The
fees vary; please refer to the solicitation advertisement for
- What if a vendor has a question while
filling out a request for quote, bid or proposal
Please telephone or e-mail the contract specialist identified in
- How do I obtain Bid results?
After final award, telephone or send an e-mail to the contract
specialist identified in the solicitation. You can also review
the "Recently Awarded"
- How do I obtain copies of DC Water
There are three ways:
- Download solicitation
announcements from this website.
- Fax your request to 202-787-2042.
- Pick up solicitations from the
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW
2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20032
How do I get Local Business Enterprise (LBE) and Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE) certification in DC?
Information may be obtained by calling the District of Columbia's
Department of Small and Local Business Development at 202-727-3900,
or visiting their office at;
441 4th Street NW, Suite 970
North, Washington, DC, 20001.
- What is an Open Market procurement?
This is a procurement solicitation that is open to all
What is the LSBE Preference Award Mechanism?
It is a preference mechanism applicable to proposals and bids that are facilitated with
discretionary funds, and received from Local and Small Business Enterprise (LSBE).
This preference mechanism is used without regard to the service or commodity.
Bids and proposals are evaluated using a preference point system in the form of points
(in the case of proposals) or percentage reduction in price (in the case of bids) as follows:
|Local Business Enterprise
||5 points or 5%
|Small Business Enterprise
||5 points or 5%
- Does DC Water give MBE/WBE preference?
Federally funded construction and architectural and engineering
projects (EPA contracts) contain provisions with "Fair
Share" objectives for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) participation.
- Does DC Water purchase with credit
Yes. DC Water uses credit cards for certain types of low dollar
- What are the procedures for changing a
The contractor must submit a written request to the Contracting
Officer, including all pertinent documents relating to
the request for change of name.
- What is the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
tax exemption number?
The D.C. Business Tax No. is 251873 and Federal Tax ID is
- What is the timeframe for invoice
Payment will be processed net thirty (30) from invoice receipt
date. Note that invoices are considered received only if fully
supported by documentation and after goods and/or service has
- What is the name of DC Water's bank?
- When did DC Water become a separate entity
from the District of Columbia Government?
DC Water became a separate entity in 1996.