As the largest landlord in D.C., the District of Columbia Housing Authority is always seeking out local businesses and service providers that will support our activities and mission.
DCHA, which has been responsible for bringing some $2 billion in economic development to the District, presented a variety of contracting opportunities for local businesses in a variety of disciplines to members of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce at one of its recent Morning Mix sessions.
“The work that we do is a passion,” DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman told the chamber. “Without these homes, I don’t know where these families would be.”
But DCHA is not just a landlord or a subsidy provider, she said. The agency also is a developer, a service provider, and a corporate office. All of these different roles require a number of services that are contracted using vendors.
From graphic design to fire extinguisher maintenance, DCHA needs to procure many different types of services, said Lorry Bonds, director of the Office of Administrative Services.
“We want to make sure we are connected with you and know what your company can provide to us,” Bonds said. “In return, we want to make sure you are aware of opportunities as they arise.”
In addition to yearly events to attract new contractors and service providers, DCHA also advertises large contracts in newspapers and online at www.dchousing.org. Less costly solicitations are often sent directly to vendors that have expressed interest in working with DCHA. To sign up to be a vendor, click here: http://www.dchousing.org/type.aspx?typeid=18.