Vendor Application Process

 

1. FAQs (PDF)

 

2. Application Checklist (PDF)

 

3. Have an acceptable history with WIC and other food and nutrition service programs of USDA.

 

4. Meet the minimum inventory requirements at the time of the on-site review and thereafter if approved for the program.
    
Minimum Stocking Requirements List
 (PDF)

 

5. Food products must be on the current WIC approved food list Approved Food List (PDF)

 

Application Materials:

Vendor Application (PDF)
Each Vendor store applying for the WIC Authorization must complete a WIC Authorization Application. Vendor applicants must complete and submit all the required application forms to the State WIC office. All information MUST be complete.

 

Available Upon Vendor Application Approval
All applications MUST be complete and all supporting documentation MUST be submitted with the application in order to accurately assess the eligibility of each retail store for a WIC Vendor Agreement.

 

Vendor Food Price List (PDF)
Each applicant must complete and return the Food Price List with the Vendor Authorization Application. Stores must list the current shelf (not sale) prices of all WIC approved foods the store currently has in stock. The person completing the Food Price List must sign and date it where indicated. Caution: Applicants must stock the minimum varieties and quantities for each food category listed on the pages.

Pharmacy Commodity Price List (PDF)

Each applicant must complete and return the Commodity Price Listing (CPL) sheet with the Vendor Application for special formulas. Stores must list the current shelf (not sale) prices of all WIC approved special formulas in stock. Prices are collected on a quarterly basis. The person completing the CPL must sign and date it where indicated. Caution: Applicants must ensure that special formulas can be ordered through a licensed or authorized retail vendor or distributor/wholesaler within 24-48 hours for WIC Participants.

Authorized retail vendors are required to purchase all infant formulas from licensed or authorized retail vendors or distributors/wholesalers.  A list of approved licensed or authorized distributors/wholesalers is available on the following listing of Authorized Distributors/Wholesalers (PDF)

 

Duration of Authorization

At least once every three years, the WIC State Agency will conduct a periodic review of all stores in a given area. A store’s authorization or reauthorization shall remain in effect until the State Agency acts on the store’s application for reauthorization unless terminated earlier.

Applicable Regulations, Statutes and Administrative Rules

Federal Regulations 7 CFR Part 246

 

Determination Period

Applications are reviewed within 60-90 days of receipt of complete applications. If the application is not complete, a notice of incomplete items will be sent and the application will not be processed further.

 

 

Vendor Management

Phone: (202) 442-9397

Email: info.vendor@dc.gov

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