Contract Policy is designed to manage the nation's investments in the technologies, programs, and product support necessary to support the United States Armed Forces consistent with our National Security Strategy.
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics issued a memorandum on Mar 24, 2008, to defense agencies and the military departments encouraging increased support for the AbilityOne Program. The AT&L memo follows a Feb 11, 2008, communication by President Bush that directs strong support for the AbilityOne Program by Federal agencies.
Doing Business with the Department of Defense (DoD) U.S.
DPAP wants to encourage companies to do business with DoD. To make it easier for companies to understand how to engage in the business process with DoD, DPAP is pleased to offer an introductory overview for companies based in the United States as well as a guide for foreign companies. Please click on the appropriate link on the right.
Specific Policy Areas
This web page provides a list of the most requested information associated with specific DPAP policies.
Panel on Contracting Integrity
Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) (USD(AT&L)) established the Panel on Contracting Integrity in accordance with the requirements of Section 813 of the Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Act. Although the statute provides a sunset date of 2009 for the Panel, the Department intends to continue the Panel as a matter of policy.
The Peer Review program improves the quality of the Department's contracting processes by sharing lessons learned and best practices and ensuring that contracting officers implement policy and regulations in a consistent manner. The program is implemented in accordance with DoDI 5000.02.
On February 9, 2007 the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) signed a class deviation suspending the use of the price evaluation adjustment for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs).
This Web page will provide you the latest policy and information on Interagency Acquisitions, as well as links to recent and relevant audit reports, acquisition tools, and presentations.
Competition is the cornerstone of our acquisition system. The benefits of competition are well established. The Department is committed to providing maximum practical opportunities for competition, both for the initial contract award and for orders placed against multiple award contracts.
Congressional reports originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. There are two types of reports; House and Senate Reports and Senate Executive Reports.
Acquisition of Services Policy
In accordance with Section 2330 of Title 10, United States Code, as revised by Section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109-163), which requires the establishment and implementation of a management structure for the acquisition of services in the Department of Defense, USD(AT&L) issued an updated Acquisition of Services policy dated October 2, 2006.
Labor Information for Services & Construction Contracts
FAR Part 22-Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions. This site provides service and construction contract labor tools for acquisition professionals.
Market Research/Market Intelligence
Welcome to the DPAP Market Research/Market Intelligence Website. We are very much interested in your feedback on the website and it's content. Please send emails with suggestions to Michael.Canales@osd.mil and include "Market Research Website" in the subject line.
Performance Based Payments - Guide Book & Analysis Tool
This page links contains a useful tool to analysis cash flow on PBPs.
Contract Pricing Reference Guides
This page contains the link to the Contract Pricing Reference Guides.
Independent Research and Development and Bid and Proposal Costs
This page contains the Defense Contract Audit Agency summary report on Independent Research and Development (IR&D) costs incurred by major defense contractors since 1985.
Cost and Pricing Data
This page contains information on definition and threshold of Cost and Pricing Data.
This page contains information on Contract Closeout.
Limitations on Indirect Costs
This page contains information on Limitations on Indirect Costs.
This page contains information on Utilities Privatization.
Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance
This page contains information on DBA insurance for DoD contracts. DBA is a form of workers compensation insurance for contractors and is generally required for all public works contracts performed overseas (see FAR 52.228-4 for more information), unless a waiver is granted by the Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL).
Guidance on CAS 412 and 413 Pension Harmonization
This page contains information about the CASB changes to 412 and 413.