Procurement Manual

This Procurement Manual is issued by the General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and is effective as of June 12, 2009. The Manual shall continue in effect unless modified by written amendment made by the General Manager. References to "§" are references to the Procurement Regulations of the Authority (PDF 188 kb) , which are Chapter 53 to Title 21 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (21 DCMR, Chapter 53).

This Procurement Manual is designed to guide Authority staff in implementing the Authority's Procurement Regulations (PDF 188 kb) in the acquisition of all goods and services, including construction services, for DC Water.

The General Manager may, in his or her discretion and without any formal amendment to the Manual, waive any of the guidelines or procedures set forth in this Manual, except any that are explicitly required by the Regulations.

Manual Table of Contents

Click on any of the chapter names below to download a PDF version of that chapter. You may also download the complete DC Water Procurement Manual (PDF 2.4 mb) .

  1. Authority Procurement Policy Statement (PDF 121 kb)
  2. Ethics (PDF 117 kb)
  3. Contracting Authority (PDF 142 kb)
  4. Acquisition Planning (PDF 130 kb)
  5. Bonds and Insurance (PDF 45 kb)
  6. Sealed Bids (PDF 168 kb)
  7. Competitive Proposal (PDF 129 kb)
  8. Multistep Procurements (PDF 114 kb)
  9. Simplified Acquisitions (PDF 114 kb)
  10. Limited Competition Purchases (PDF 102 kb)
  11. Other Agency Purchases (PDF 113 kb)
  12. Micro-Purchases (PDF 119 kb)
  13. Sole Source (PDF 110 kb)
  14. Emergency Procurements (PDF 97 kb)
  15. Categorical Exemptions (PDF 113 kb)
  16. Unsolicited Proposals (PDF 119 kb)
  17. Contract Types (PDF 119 kb)
  18. Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (PDF 81 kb)
  19. Special Contracting Methods (PDF 107 kb)
  20. Construction Contracts (RESERVED) (PDF 64 kb)
  21. Architect-Engineering (A-E) Services (PDF 156 kb)
  22. Alternate Project Delivery (PDF 143 kb)
  23. Contract Management and Administration (PDF 75 kb)
  24. Cost Principles and Proposal Analysis (PDF 112 kb)
  25. Contractor Responsibility (PDF 44 kb)
  26. Debarment and Suspension (PDF 51 kb)
  27. Patents, Copyrights, and Other Proprietary Information (PDF 116 kb)
  28. Protests (PDF 127 kb)
  29. Claims, Disputes, and Appeals (PDF 142 kb)
  30. Quality Assurance and Warranties (PDF 115 kb)
  31. Purchase Cards (PDF 112 kb)
  32. Business Development Programs (PDF 149 kb)

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