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Message to Potential Providers/Contractors

The Department of Behavioral Health is pleased that you are interested in working with us to provide services and support to the Government of the District of Columbia. This website is another way to keep you informed about current solicitations and contracting opportunities and to strengthen our relationship with the provider network and business communities. We regularly post current solicitations on this website. You are responsible for checking this website daily in the event that amendments are made to a solicitation.

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DBH Schedules Orientation for Prospective Behavioral Health Services Providers

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is hosting a forum for businesses interested in certification to deliver mental health and/or substance use disorder services in the District of Columbia. The forum will be held 9 am, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Room 242, 64 New York Avenue NE, DBH headquarters.

DBH is responsible for the development, management and oversight of the District's public behavioral health system. Prospective providers will hear about the range of services offered and funded by DBH, learn the requirements for certification, and gain an overview of the District's procurement process.

This forum is targeted to a business Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Director. To attend, please register at [email protected]. If you have any quesions, please contact Venida Y. Hamilton, RN, MSN, Director of Network Development, at [email protected].

For more information about DBH, visit  You also can review policies and rules at


In the unlikely event that the Department of Behavioral Health’s website is not functioning correctly, it is the responsibility of the prospective vendor to check the print media for solicitation information or call the Office of Contracts and Procurement on (202) 671-3171. Print media may include The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Informer, The Afro-American, The Commerce Business Daily, or  El Pregonero.

All bidders using this web site are required to be aware of the District's Standard Contract Provisions for Use with District of Columbia Supply and Services Contracts dated March 2007.

Some solicitations have documents, such as blueprints, that cannot be downloaded from the Internet. It is the responsibility of the prospective vendor to pick up those documents at the designated pickup location.

This web site contains information that is provided solely for illustrative purposes and does not directly create any employment, contractual, or business relationship. The Government of the District of Columbia/Department of Behavioral Health makes no warranties or representations that either the information on this web site or the information on web sites linked to or from this site is complete, current, or accurate.