Contract Policy - Domestic Preference Contracting Policy and Regulations

This page describes laws and policies covering domestic preference contracting.


DPC policy issuances supporting the OMB waiver review requirements:

As part of this guidance, users are encouraged to take the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) online training, FAC 094 Improving Transparency in the Federal Marketplace: Digital Nonavailability Waivers at


Additional information about restrictions on purchasing from non-U.S. sources is available here.

The Buy American Statute

Buy American statute as it appears in contracting regulations.

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Berry Amendment (10 U.S.C. 2533a)

Frequently asked questions about the requirement to buy food, textiles, and tools from domestic sources.

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Specialty Metals

Waivers and reporting required if DoD has to obtain specialty metals from non-U.S. sources.

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Restrictions on Purchasing from Non-U.S. Sources

Compendium of domestic preference restrictions.

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FAI / DAU Training

Current training offered by FAI and DAU on the Buy American statute and other domestic preference laws.

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