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A listing of waiver requests submitted by District Contracting Officers to DSLBD during the current fiscal year.

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How to apply for a Joint Venture.

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Revitalizing DC's Commercial Corridors

Our revitalization programs help retail corridors and neighborhoods.

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In March 2021, Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) joined forces with Kiva, a nonprofit worldwide microlender, to offer DC  businesses and DC resident entrepreneurs no-barrier,

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View payments made by the District of Columbia Government to vendors.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
DSLBD offers personalized business counseling and competitive insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully.
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Developers that enter into CBE Agreements with the District on private projects are required to subcontract at least 35 percent of the project’s adjusted budget to CBEs. 

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By law District agencies will exercise their contracting and procurement authority so as to meet, on an annual basis, the goal of procuring and subcontracting 50 percent of the dollar volume of its goods and services, including construction goods and services, to Small Business Enterprises (SBEs)

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Centralize | Communicate | Collaborate | Champion

Access to Capital and Financing Resources for DC Businesses

 

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As the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) continues to identify and implement new ways to increase the transparency businesses have into the District's contracts & procurement process and simplify their ability to find current District government

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Learn more about the MWAA certification program and securing contracting opportunities. 

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Vendors must submit DC Government invoices electronically.

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Complaints regarding the CBE Program can be filed with DSLBD via phone, email or mail. 

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The Inno.ED division of DSLBD is tasked with helping build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the District of Columbia, working with Mayor Bowser’s Administration to identify and develop small businesses owners. Inno.ED has several statutory programs as well as agency initiatives under its wing, each designed with the goal of removing barriers to entrepreneurship. 

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A listing of Sports Wagering license waiver requests submitted by District Contracting Officers to DSLBD during the current fiscal year.