Simplified Acquisition Programs

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Procurement and Contracts Department uses simplified acquisition procedures for procurements which are estimated not to exceed $25,000.  

Competition guidelines are as follows:
- $2,500 and less – non-competitive, as long as the Purchasing Agent considers price to be reasonable
- $2,500 through $25,000 – minimum of three (3) sources, if available

Procurement Responsibilities

Simplified acquisition procedures are regularly used for procuring the following goods and services, as well as items which are stocked in our airport warehouses which stock approximately 2,500 line items at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 6,500 line items at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Administrative Equipment
Administrative Support Services
ADP Equipment Services
Automotive Supplies & Services
Building & Structure Services
Building and Structure Supplies
Courier Services
Data Processing Services
Electrical Supplies & Services
Electrical System Services
Environmental/Hazardous Waste
Fire Extinguishers
Furniture Repair/Services
Industrial Equipment & Services
Locksmith Supplies & Accessories 
Medical Equipment
Medical Supplies
Maintenance Equipment
Management Support Services
Office Supplies
Office Equipment Repair/Services
Paint and Sign Supplies
Paint & Sign Services
Pest Control
Photographic Supplies & Services 
Plumbing Supplies & Accessories 
Police & Fire Equipment
Printing Services
Propane and Gases
Public Safety Services
Public Safety Supplies
Radio Maintenance
Rental Space
Rental Equipment
Roads & Grounds Services
Roads & Grounds Supplies
Safety/Protective Clothing
Snow and Ice supplies
Snow Removal
Telecommunication Equipment
Telecommunication Services
Training Equipment
Televisions & Related Equipment 
Utility Supplies
Utility System Services
Vehicle Washing & Towing
Vehicle Repair Services
Video Equipment
Welding Services


Prospective vendors can schedule an appointment to meet with Procurement staff by contacting our airport procurement field offices at the following:

- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 703-417-8660
- Washington Dulles International Airport: 703-572-2920