Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook
Welcome to the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook (DCCH) website. This website is designed to provide essential information, tools, and training to help DoD Contingency Contracting Officers (CCOs) and other Operational Contract Support (OCS) staff meet the challenges they may face in contingency environments.
The DPAP Contingency Contracting office is pleased to release Version 5 (July 2015) of the DCCH. (View the release memo from the Principal Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.) This new version is a streamlined electronic tool. Through this website, you can download, read, and browse the DCCH and supplemental resources.
The DCCH is intended to help CCOs and other OCS staff meet the needs of the personnel and organizations they support. However, it is by no means a stand-alone document and must be used together with the requirements of the FAR, DFARS, and Joint Publication 4-10, Operational Contract Support.
You can read or download the entire Handbook, or you can view it chapter by chapter, using the links below.
- DCC Handbook V5 – Full Handbook
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Ethics; Standards of Conduct; and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
- Chapter 2: Authorities and Structure
- Chapter 3: Contingency Funding and Requirements Process
- Chapter 4: Planning and Guidance
- Chapter 5: Contract Support Execution -- Processes, Policy, and Tools
- Chapter 6: Contract Administration
- Chapter 7: Protests, Claims, Disputes, and Appeals
- Chapter 8: Cross-Cultural Competence and Situational Awareness
- Chapter 9: Domestic Emergency Response
- Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations
These checklists were developed to supplement the material in the DCC Handbook. In addition to highlighting the key procedures and considerations for each situation, the lists provide links to the relevant sections of the Handbook for further information.
The Contingency Contracting Tools web page provides links to the cASM website and related materials. Through cASM, individuals responsible for initiating contracting requirements in a contingency or expeditionary environment can access templates and receive automated assistance with requirements packages.
- Coming Soon: OCSJX scenarios