Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter IV. Miscellaneous.


§ 2–381.41. New contracts with costs exceeding existing contracts.

The Mayor shall not enter into any new contract for goods or services the cost of which exceeds the cost of an existing contract for the same goods or services, when the current contractor is willing to continue to provide the goods or services at the price of the existing contract, as long as the contractor is providing satisfactory service; nor shall the Mayor extend any existing contract for any amount over the price agreed to in the existing contract. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit the Mayor from putting a contract out for bid for a lower price.


(Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 816, 42 DCR 3684.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 2-325.01.

1981 Ed., § 1-1181.6a.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-325.01.

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 4 of the Budget Implementation Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-18, May 27, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 2845).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 through 5 of the Oak Hill Youth Center Educational Contracting Temporary Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-193, April 9, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2388).


§ 2–381.42. Privatization of Fleet Management Services in the Metropolitan Police Department.

(a) Notwithstanding § 2-352.05, the Mayor, in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, is authorized to contract for the provision of services for the fleet management services for the Metropolitan Police Department.

(b) Prior to the award of the fleet management services contract referred to in subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor shall make a written determination and findings which will address the following factors:

(1) Over the duration of the contract, including any options, the District will either realize a projected cost savings or receive the services of an improved quality or quantity at the same or lower cost;

(2) There may be increased economic development in the District in terms of entrepreneurial opportunities for District businesses or employment opportunities for District residents;

(3) There may be strengthening of any existing District businesses or the creation of any new businesses in the District, or relocation of any businesses from outside to inside the District;

(4) The District can describe with reasonable precision its minimum acceptable performance standards;

(5) That cost, efficiency of operation, and quality and quantity can be measured with reasonable accuracy; and

(6) That contracting-out of the program will not adversely affect the delivery of services to District residents.

(c) The Mayor shall base the conclusion required by subsection (b)(1) of this section on a written cost/benefit analysis prepared by the Metropolitan Police Department. At a minimum, this analysis shall include one of the following comparisons:

(1) Over the duration of the contract, including options, the projected current total cost to the District government of performing the services in-house versus the projected total cost to the District government after the contracting-out, if quality and quantity of service remain substantially the same; or

(2) Over the duration of the contract, including options, the projected quality and quantity versus projected quality and quantity of service after the contracting-out, if total cost to the District government of services performed in-house remains substantially the same.

(d) The Mayor may issue rules which set forth standards for making the written cost/benefit analysis described in subsection (c) of this section, including rules that address the following:

(1) Cost factors to be considered in evaluating the total cost to the District government of operating the program if the service continues to be provided by the government, such as the cost of equipment, facilities, maintenance, personnel, and utilities;

(2) The cost factors to be considered in evaluating the total cost to the District government of contracting-out the program, such as the additional cost of improving any capital assets to be transferred to a contractor, the additional cost of any one-time severance of District employees, the additional cost of contract administration, the value of any improvement to District government programs resulting from privatizing the program, any income to the District government from the lease or sale of District government assets resulting from contracting-out the program, and any tax revenue to the District based on income earned by a contractor who performs the fleet management operations; and

(3) Methods to be used to identify and measure the quality and quantity of services so that accurate cost comparisons can be made between District government and private sector performance.

(e) A contract for privatizing the fleet management services referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall include a provision requiring that at least 51% of all new hires to perform the contract are bona fide District residents unless the Mayor certifies that qualified District residents are unavailable to fill the new positions.

(f) If not already required by a collective bargaining agreement, the Mayor shall make reasonable efforts to consult with union representatives concerning affected District government employees.

(g) Nothing in this section may be construed to create a private right enforceable by any person.


(Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 701, 42 DCR 3684; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 206, 59 DCR 6190.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 2-325.02.

1981 Ed., § 1-1191.3.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-325.02.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “Notwithstanding § 2-352.05” for “Notwithstanding any provision of § 2-301.05b” in (a).


§ 2–381.43. Standards for contracting officer.

(a) Any contracting manager or contracting officer who performs the cost/benefit analysis required by § 2-301.05b(a)(1) shall meet certain training standards and be certified to ensure a level of management skills and experience in doing cost/benefit analyses.

(b) Within 60 days of August 14, 1995, the Mayor shall issue, as a part of the District Government Procurement Regulations, rules for all District government employees who participate in the preparation of any cost/benefit analysis for any proposal to contract out services previously provided by District employees. The rules shall include the provisions contained in subsection (a) of this section.


(Feb. 21, 1986, D.C. Law 6-85, § 1102a; as added Mar. 5, 1996, D.C. Law 11-98, § 501(c), 43 DCR 5; Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 1201(a), 58 DCR 1185.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 2-325.03.

1981 Ed., § 1-1191.4.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-325.03.

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 701(c) of the Budget Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-78, January 26, 1996, law notification 43 DCR 650).