Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Department on Disability Services (DDS).
The DDS Office of Contracts and Procurement is responsible for providing quality procurement and contract management services in accordance with the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), D.C. Law 18-371, and Title 27 DC Municipal Regulations. The DDS Office of Contracts and Procurement provides assistance, advice, training and guidance to DDS in procurement planning and acquisition of goods and services to meet the needs of the organization and the people of the District of Columbia.
The Office awards and administers Human Care Agreements and other contracts, executes task orders and performs contract administration on behalf of the Office of the DDS Director, the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Disability Determination Division (DDD) and the people they support and serve. .
Current DDS Business Opportunities
The following solicitations issued by DDS are currently open:
Solicitation Number Caption
DCJM-2013-R-0011 Medical Records Reviewers for DDD
DCJM-2013-H-0002 RSA Vocational Services
DCJM-2013-H-0004 DDS/RSA Psychologists
Archived DDS Business Opportunities
The Business Opportunities listed below are now closed; however continuing requirements may be of future interest to prospective offerors.
- DCJM-2013-T-0022 SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
- DCJM-2013-R-0017 Clinicians/Therapists
- DCJM-2013-T-0012 GWU Project Search
- DCJM-2013-H-0007 Residential HCA
- DCJM-2012-H-0005- Human Care Agreement for Service Coordination Services
- DCJM-2012-H-0002- Comprehensive Independent Living and Assistive Technology
- DCJM-2011-B-0005-Randolph Sheppard Blind VendorProgram Maintenance Machines
- DCJM-2011-T-0006-Day Programs
Procurement and Contract Opportunities in the Government of the District of Columbia
Current procurement and contracting opportunities for all agencies of the District of Columbia that are subject to the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), are published on the Office of Contracting and Procurement website under the Index of Opportunities Solicitation Listing. Look for Non-Electronic Solicitations.
SOLICITATION ATTACHMENTS AND OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DOING BUSINESS WITH DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AGENCIES MAY BE FOUND AT THE OCP VENDOR SUPPORT CENTER AND THE LINKS BELOW:
Requirements for Doing Business with the District
Title 27 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapter 13, Section 1305, requires that notice of contract awards over $100,000 by all District agencies and departments be published on the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) Internet site.
Look for DDS Contract awards posted at:
Important Notice to Prospective Contractors
SUBJECT: Prohibition against Purchase of Goods or Services without a Valid Written Contract
The District of Columbia Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), D.C. Law 18-371, D.C. Official Code § 2-359.0, prohibits oral agreements. Entering into contracts verbally or without appropriate authorization will result in a prohibited unauthorized commitment that is not binding because the District representative who made it lacked the authority to enter into an agreement on behalf of the Government of the District of Columbia. Only properly appointed contracting officers or purchase cardholders are authorized to purchase goods or services for the Government of the District of Columbia and except for purchase card purchases, there must be a written contract or purchase order. .
Personnel without procurement authority who order goods or services, who attempt to change the terms of an existing procurement, or who in any way appear to commit the District Government to pay for goods or services received without a valid written contract, are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, and may be held personally responsible for payment. Likewise, any contractor who delivers goods or services without a proper contract and funded purchase order is doing so entirely at their own risk. A contractor who enters into an oral agreement with a District employee to provide goods or services without a valid written contract shall not be paid, except as authorized under subsection (d) of D.C. Official Code § 2-359.01, the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), D.C. Law 18-371.
The prohibition above does not apply to a payment required by court order, a final decision of the Contract Appeals Board, a settlement, or an approval by the Chief Procurement Officer in accordance with subsection (d) of D.C. Official Code § 2-359.01.
For further information, contact the Department on Disability Services, Office of Contracts and Procurement, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-730-1700.