Technology Update

DC Water is moving to the Oracle Cloud ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) on October 5, 2020.  DC Water is also migrating to the Oracle Procurement system on October 5, 2020.

The new Oracle Procurement system includes the New Vendor Portal for:

All proposals and quotes for solicitations published in the New Vendor Portal must be submitted online in the New Vendor Portal.  Paper or email submissions will not be accepted.

DC Water will continue to maintain the solicitations issued prior to October 5, 2020 in the Old Vendor Portal and these will not be transferred in the New Vendor Portal.  Follow the links below to view all current and future opportunities:

For solicitation issued prior to October 5, 2020, visit:

Old Vendor Portal

For solicitation issued from October 5, 2020, visit:

DC Water Solicitations

Forecast of planned solicitations, visit:

DC Water Solicitation Forecast

Training Materials

The training materials are available below to assist vendors with the transition to the New Vendor Portal.

To assist you with selecting your products and service during the registration, the document below lists all products and services shown in the New Vendor Portal.  Please use this document as a guide.

In addition, DC Water will create several practice solicitations for your hands-on experience.  Please review above training materials first before practicing.  DC Water will not award or respond to the proposals or quotes submitted to these practice solicitations.  These practice solicitations will be named: “DCW Practice Solicitation”

Help and Questions

When requesting assistance on a certain topic, to ensure the appropriate subject matter expert is supporting you, DC Water recommends using one of the Help Categories below in the title of your email addressed to:  This will help DC Water route and expedite a response to your question(s).

Email Title example: “Supplier Portal Registration – trouble adding more contacts”

Help Categories:

  • Supplier Portal Registration (i.e. the new Vendor portal)
  • Invoice Submission and Payment
  • Purchase Orders
  • Solicitations
  • Contracts
  • Compliance

Please visit Procurement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for help and  answers.  For any additional help or questions, refer to the following: