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Service Alert

The Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library is closed temporarily for major repairs to the HVAC system. Work has begun and additional parts have been ordered to complete the repairs. The library will reopen once the repairs are complete. The book drop will be locked. Due dates and hold expiration dates will be extended. 

Arthur Capper TechExpress is closed for critical repairs to the HVAC system. The Department of General Services has completed their assessment, identified the issue and ordered the necessary parts. Once the parts arrive, they will require two days to complete the repairs. The earliest that TechExpress will open is Monday, July 1. The Book Return will remain locked. Available holds have been transferred to the Northeast Library. Expiration dates have been extended.

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

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Rerouting the Cooling Tower Condenser Water Supply (CWS) at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library – Solicitation No. DCPL-2024-R-0040

The DC Public Library is seeking a contractor to perform all work associated with rerouting the condenser water supply piping per detailed drawings to ensure the full operation of the three cooling towers. The mandatory pre-proposal conference and site visit per schedule below will be the only opportunity for offerors to review existing conditions before the proposal submission due date.

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.