How To Do Business With WSSC
The Procurement Office
The Procurement Office of WSSC is responsible for negotiating pricing, terms, and conditions for goods and services for the WSSC.
The Purchasing function is centralized for all purchases that exceed $4,999.99.
- For procurements from $5000 to $25,000 WSSC may solicit
from at least three suppliers to satisfy the competitive bidding requirement.
- Procurements $25,000 or above are considered to be formal
solicitations and must be advertised using a competitively sealed
The primary objectives of the Procurement Office are as follows:
- Provide supplies, materials, equipment, construction and
professional services to all WSSC teams in a timely manner.
- To generate broad participation and competition among
potential suppliers and contractors.
- To ensure good quality products and services at competitive
- To ensure equal opportunity to all qualified suppliers and contractors wishing to compete for WSSC contracts.
Our goal is to establish positive business relationships with suppliers
and work as partners to satisfy WSSC’s needs.
New Procurement Regulations Effective August 1, 2012
WSSC Procurement Regulations
Copies of the new regulations can be requested via WSSC’s Procurement Office at 301-206-8866 or the Office of Communications and Community Relations at 301-206-8100.
Formal Solicitation Template | Formal Solicitation Cover Sheet
How Do I Learn About Contracting Opportunities with the Commission?
Centralized Bidder Registration (CBR) System
The Centralized Bidder Registration System(CBR) provides a faster and more
effective mechanism for doing business with WSSC, reducing the use of paper based forms
and streamlining the bidder registration process. Registration is of no cost to the supplier community.
WSSC advertises formal and informal solicitations on the CBR System. In order to view or download bid opportunities you must be registered on the CBR System. By utilizing our secure internet website suppliers will be able to:
- Maintain your company’s information, and
- Identify Goods and Services your company provides.
WSSC advertises formal and informal solicitations on the CBR System. In order to view or download bid opportunities you must be registered on the CBR System. Register now in the Centralized Bidder Registration System
CBR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Supplier Education & Events
Upcoming Sessions - Please review the list of upcoming “Supplier Education & Events that the Procurement Office encourages all to attend!
WSSC’S Web-Based Compliance System
WSSC’s web-based compliance system's primary focus is geared towards monitoring, tracking and reporting mandated and/or voluntary subcontracting compliance requirements. The web-based compliance system tracks ALL subcontracting (Majority firms, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) firms). Read more about WSSC's web-based compliance system.