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Traditional Procurement - Purchase Orders (POs) and Bilateral Contracts

DCPS purchases according to the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR); the DCMR is the official compilation of the permanent rules and regulations promulgated by executive departments, agencies and independent entities of the government of the District of Columbia. The DCMR is divided into titles, of which Title 27 contains the rules for contracts and procurements.

View the links below for additional information:

Procurement Practices Reform Act (PPRA) of 2010

DC Official Code (Title II)

27 DCMR (1988) - DC Municipal Regulations and DC Register

At DCPS, a traditional procurement is a purchase authorized by issuance of a written purchase order (PO). Purchases less than $100K are authorized via POs; whereas purchases over $100K are authorized via Contracts, and funded with POs. Vendors then provide the goods or services, invoice DCPS, and receive payment. All vendors must be registered as a vendor with DCPS to receive POs. Information on how to register and on solicitation opportunities is listed below.

Current Opportunities

Archived Opportunities

How to Register 

Please remember, DCPS Contracting Officers are the only DCPS officials authorized to sign contracts or provide written authorization for a purchase regardless of the circumstances.