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DC Public Library's (DCPL's) Office of Procurement aims to provide value added professional procurement services to meet agency goals while promoting an open and fair competitive process for the acquisition of services and goods, to the greatest extent possible. They are committed to acting, in accordance with best practices and all legal and statutory requirements, as a leader among service providers - recognized for innovative and high-quality, cost-effective approaches to meeting and exceeding internal and external customers' expectations.

DCPL's procurement team purchases services and goods for all 26 library locations within the District of Columbia. While DCPL has independent procurement authority, it follows both the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 and Title 27 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (27 DCMR). The procurement team works diligently to provide value-added internal and external customer support, while simultaneously expanding procurement opportunities for certified business enterprises (CBEs) and all other interested contractors.  DCPL Procurement acquires a wide array of procurements for services and goods, ranging from capital construction services to office supplies and furniture to a myriad of facilities management services.  Year to date, DCPL Procurement has acquired over $21M in services, goods and construction. 

For additional questions, please contact Diane Wooden, Chief Procurement Officer, at 202-727-4800 or at

Solicitations and Contracts

RFP for Community Engagement Outreach and Planning tasks for the DC Public Library Solicitation No. DCPL-2024-R-0020

Community Engagement Outreach and Planning Tasks for DCPL - DCPL, through this Request for Proposals ("RFP"), seeks to engage the services of one or more Contractors (Consultants) to provide community engagement, outreach and planning tasks for the library system. This is a one (1) year contract award that may be extended by up to four (4) one (1) year option periods.

Design-Build Services for the Renovation of Petworth Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library (DCPL) seeks to engage the services of a Design-Build team to provide all design, engineering, permitting, materials, labor, utility coordination, move services including any offsite storage, supplies, equipment, and other services required to complete the Project. This solicitation requests minimum, but key information that DCPL will evaluate and use to shortlist up to three (3) Design-Build teams for interviews shortly after the submission of proposals.