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DDOT Press Release: DDOT Supports DC Buys

Friday, April 13, 2018


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DDOT Press Release: DDOT Supports DC Buys

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) supports DC Buys: Reverse Trade Fair, 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.

DDOT representatives will staff tables where information about the agency's specific needs and upcoming solicitations will be made available to vendors.

Throughout the day, vendors can participate in concurrent sessions on how to do business with agencies under the authority of the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), independent agencies, and other programs and initiatives that are useful to the vendor community. This year's DC Buys Event Agenda can be viewed here.

DC Buys is a prime opportunity to maximize marketing efforts. Companies interested in doing business with the District can 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 the vendors.


WHAT: DC Buys: OCP Reverse Trade Fair 2018

DATE: Thursday, April 19, 10 am to 3 pm

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

Who should attend the Reverse Trade Fair?

Any professional seeking to do business with the District of Columbia.

Which District government agencies are participating in DC Buys 2018?

Some agencies attending include:

DC Public Schools (DCPS)

Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)

DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB)

Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF)

DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX)

Department of General Services (DGS)

Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Office of Unified Communications (OUC)

Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department (FEMS)

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)

Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS)

Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Department of Public Works (DPW)

District's Surplus Property Division

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Department of Corrections (DOC)

Department of Human Resources (DCHR)

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP)

Department of Health (DOH)

Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

Department of Disability Services (DDS)

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Office of Tax & Revenue (OTR)

Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD_

Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3)

And many more...

How do I get to the Walter Washington Convention Center?

The Convention Center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW in beautiful downtown DC. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Public Transportation: Take the Green line metro to Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street - Convention Center Station in Washington D.C.

Parking: There are more than 3,000 parking spots within a three-block radius that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for the Convention Center parking map.

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact James Partlow at [email protected]

Who should I contact if I have any questions about DC Buys 2018?

For more information or have any questions about DC Buys, please send an email to [email protected] or call the OCP Customer Contact Center at (202) 724-4477.


The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and Instagram. Visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. Visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.