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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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DSLBD partners with local DC government agencies, non-profits, and Federal partners to operate programming to support justice-involved DC residents (reentering citizens or those on parole or probation) to open, own, and operate their own businesses. 

Tip Sheets prepared by DSLBD with resource information and guidance to help you manage and grow your business. 

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How to apply for a Joint Venture.

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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District agencies are required to spend at least 50 percent of their expendable budgets with SBEs.

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

Vendors must submit DC Government invoices electronically.

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Help expand international presence of DC small businesses.

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

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Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

Our revitalization programs help retail corridors and neighborhoods.