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DC Buys is a unique opportunity for the local and regional vendor community to market their goods and services directly to the program managers and procurement personnel who ultimately make purchasing decisions on behalf of District agencies. Invited agency representatives will staff tables where information about their specific needs and upcoming solicitations will be made available to vendors. Throughout the day, we will also host concurrent sessions to share with vendors how to do business with agencies under OCP’s authority, independent agencies, and additional programs and initiatives that are useful to the vendor community.
DC Buys: Reverse Trade Fair is a prime opportunity to maximize your marketing effort. For companies interested in doing business with the District, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out about upcoming contracting opportunities. No appointments, no driving to various locations, just representatives from District agencies, in a single room waiting to meet you!
Who should attend the Reverse Trade Fair?
Any professional seeking to do business with the District of Columbia.
What agencies will be represented at DC Buys?
As of March 27, we have confirmed attendance for the following agencies:
- Department of Small and Local Business Development
- Office of the Chief Technology Officer
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- Department of Parks and Recreation
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Human Resources
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education
- Department of the Environment
- Department of Forensic Sciences
- Office on Aging
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Public Works
- Department of Employment Services
- Office of Community Affairs
- DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
- Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
- Department of Insurance Securities and Banking
- Office of the Chief Financial Officer
- Office of Human Rights
- Department of Healthcare Finance
- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
- Department of General Services
- District of Columbia Water and Sewage
- Department of Behavioral Health
What's the best way to get to DC Buys 2018?
We strongly recommend taking public transporation to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Take the Green line Metro to Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street - Convention Center Station in Washington, DC.
If you do plan to drive, street parking is available by the Convention Center.
Who should I contact if I have questions about DC Buys 2018?
If you have any questions about DC Buys, please send an email to [email protected] or call the OCP Customer Contact Center at (202) 724-4477, option 1.