The mission of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is to serve the public interest by ensuring that financially healthy electric, natural gas and telecommunications companies provide safe, reliable and quality utility services at reasonable rates for District of Columbia residential, business and government customers.
Contracting and Procurement (OC&P) is responsible for purchasing goods and services for the Commission. The various offices within the Commission are responsible for determining the requirements of what to buy. The OC&P is then responsible for developing the purchasing/contracting method that will best serve the Commission, its business partners and the Washington, DC utility rate payers. The chosen method is used in conjunction with legally required procedures to insure best value, competition and best price while meeting the requirements of the Commission.