Defense Pricing, Contracting, and Acquisition Policy - Contract Policy

The Defense Pricing, Contracting, and Acquisition Policy (DPCAP) Contract Policy (CP) Directorate is the focal point for developing new, innovative acquisition tools and practices and improving existing DoD acquisition policies. CP responsibilities include recommending simpler, more flexible ways to buy supplies and services for the warfighter, and ensuring that contract formation and contract administration are in compliance with law, in the government's best interest, and fair and equitable to industry.


Contract Policy ensures acquisition contracts and other transactions provide best value, satisfy warfighter needs, and comply with applicable law and regulation. Information on Contracting workforce development, AbilityOne, Interagency Contracting and many other topics are here.

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Foreign Acquisition

DoD is committed to maximizing the use of goods, products, and materials produced in, and services offered in, the United States – Made in America.

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Contingency Contracting

Contingency contracting encompasses all contracting performed in a contingency environment, including military operations, stability operations, natural disasters, humanitarian, and other calamitous events. Click below to learn more about special authorities and other contingency contracting resources.

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We formulate contracting policy to implement Federal cybersecurity requirements in DoD contracts. Learn more below about acquisition of Information Technology in situations ranging from acquisition of major systems to use of the Government Purchase Card.

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Policy Resources