Appendix 1 - Additional Resources Available on the DVD and Website

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. General Organizational Structure
  3. Resources Pages: Features
  4. Online DCC Handbook Chapter Features

Introduction

     The Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook is designed to provide general guidance on contracting in a contingency environment. However, the contingency contracting world is extremely complex and requires an understanding that is much more extensive than the scope of the handbook. The website and DVD are designed as a supplement to the handbook, furnishing additional resources for the contingency contracting officer (CCO).

     More than 1,000 additional resources are available on the DVD and website, including checklists, trainings, role-based scenarios, guides, games, tools, policies, forms, templates, and weblinks to other resources. The DVD is an exact copy of the website (in content) for users with no Internet capability. The DVD is enclosed in an envelope as Attachment 1. Note that you must click the file labeled Start.html to launch the DVD. The Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook website is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ccap/cc/jcchb/.

To get a better understanding of how to navigate the various website materials, you can read below, view this Briefing (22mb) or view this Podcast (170MB).

General Organizational Structure

     Figure 12 depicts a screenshot of the website homepage. The navigation bar on the right side outlines the resource pages. The most important thing to know is that the DVD and website organize resources in two ways: (1) type of resource (e.g., training, checklists) and (2) topic (e.g., protests, ethics). For example, if you are looking for training related to Chapter 1 on ethics, simply click on the Training section and browse the trainings under Chapter 1. You can also click on the Topical Index section and click on the Ethics page.

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     The quickest way to get a sense of the information available on the website is to click on the Topical Index section of the navigation bar. This page provides a comprehensive list of all topics and additional resources. Figure 13 shows a screenshot of the Topical Index webpage, as well as an example of a topical page (Acquisition Planning). Topics are organized alphabetically. This webpage also identifies the chapters associated with each topic.

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     The Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook chapters are also available on the DVD and the website. Figure 14 depicts a screenshot of Chapter 1, highlighting the section on “Gift Prohibition.” The text of the handbook includes hundreds of hot links that allow you to quickly access relevant information such as a related FAR and DFARS references, forms, websites, and much more.

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