Procurement


Our Mission

Even when it comes to business practices, we are always putting students first! Our mission is to help educators obtain the resources they need in a timely and cost effective manner, so that their time and energy can be focused where it should be: on our children.

Our Goals

  • Train educators and administrators on planning, finance and procurement processes
  • Provide online information and step-by-step directions
  • Establish more transparency in the budget process so programs and schools know how much money they have
  • Improve efficiency through our weekly synchronization meetings that bring together business managers, school operations specialists, program administrators and other key operations architecture personnel

Who We Serve

We hope to communicate clearly with teachers, parents and community members who wish to better understand our business practices.

In addition, we work with all employees who handle business procurement, including:

  • School principals
  • School business managers
  • Cluster school operations specialists
  • Program directors
  • Central office administrators

Awarded Contracts

District of Columbia Public Schools is proud of its relationships with businesses throughout the country, and we are especially proud to be a supporter of local businesses here in the District. Download the lists of contracts we have awarded. Learn More »

How to Purchase Goods and Services

Step-by-step instructions for purchases made through the Procurement Automated Support System (PASS) and the American Express Buy-Down Account (AMEX BDA). Learn More »

PASS and AMEX BDA FAQs

See common questions and helpful answers about the Procurement Automated Support System (PASS) and the American Express Buy-Down Account (AMEX BDA). Learn More »

Solicitations

Learn about solicitations from the Office of Contracts and Acquisitions (OCA). Learn More »

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