Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 23A-ii. Authority of the Chief Procurement Officer During a Public Health Emergency.


§ 7–2336. Authority of Chief Procurement Officer.

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on December 24, 2021.*

(a)(1) The Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO"), or the CPO's designee, shall have the authority during the public health emergency, and for 90 days thereafter, to enter into an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract ("IDIQ contract") for PPE, sanitization and cleaning products, related equipment, or other goods or supplies in furtherance of the District's COVID-19 recovery efforts that permit an entity that is, or is similar to, a local business enterprise, as that term is defined in § 2-218.02(12), to place orders under the IDIQ contract at the prices specified in the IDIQ contract.

(2) Priority consideration for purchasing through the IDIQ contract shall be given to an eligible entity that is also:

(A) A small business enterprise, as that term is defined in § 2-218.02(16);

(B) A resident-owned business, as that term is defined in § 2-218.02(15); or

(C) At least 51% owned by economically disadvantaged individuals, as that term is defined in § 2-218.02(7), or owned by individuals who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.

(b) The CPO, or CPO's designee, shall monitor and review, and may establish standards, procedures, or rules for an IDIQ contract entered into pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "Personal protective equipment" means clothing or accessories worn as a barrier to protect against COVID-19, including face masks, disposable gloves, face shields, plexiglass barriers, or any other protective equipment required by federal or District law or regulations or Mayor's Order, pursuant to a standard issued by OSHA, or as recommended by the CDC or WHO, to make the transmission of COVID-19 between persons less likely.

(2) "Public health emergency" means the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") public health emergency declared pursuant to Mayor's Order 2020-045, on March 11, 2020, and all subsequent extensions.


(May 13, 2021, D.C. Law 24-6, § 202, 68 DCR 003198.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 202 of Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-26, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002616).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 202 of Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Temporary Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Law 24-6, May 13, 2021, 68 DCR 003198).