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Do Business with DC Government

The District of Columbia government offers a variety of programs to help businesses bid on and acquire contracts with more than 30 local government agencies.

Office of Contracting and Procurement
The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), District government's centralized purchasing office, provides contracting training, assistance with the development of statements of work, and purchase cards for the acquisition of needed supplies.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about providing goods and services to the DC government.

OCP Business Requirements
Learn how to qualify to do business with the District government.

Contract Opportunities
View OCP's listing of contract opportunities.

Agencies and Offices
View listing of agencies and offices served by OCP.

Department of Small and Local Business Development
The Department of Small and Local Business Development is charged with fostering economic growth and the development of emerging District-based business enterprises. DSLBD focuses on the following programmatic areas that work in conjunction to sustain and grow small and local businesses: Certification; Business Opportunities and Access to Capital; Training and Education; and Commercial Revitalization.

DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center
Businesses that seek technical assistance related to doing business in the District may contact the DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center (DCCCBRC). DCCCBRC, an initiative of the DC Chamber of Commerce, supports businesses with counseling, mentoring, training, access to capital, and a computer lab. DCCCBRC operates a US Small Business Administration (SBA) Sub-Center to provide access to SBA programs for local businesses.

Contracting Resources
View contracting resources offered by the US Small Business Administration.