Policy

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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.

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Workforce Development

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Department of Defense Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items

The new Department of Defense Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items rescinds the guidebook issued in November 2001. This guide is written for anyone seeking additional understanding on Commercial Items - the definition, the determination, and how to price them.

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AbilityOne Program

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Doing Business with the Department of Defense (DoD)

DPC 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 (to include responding to COVID-19), DPC provides an introductory overview for companies based in the United States as well as for foreign companies.

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Specific Policy Areas

This web page provides a list of the most requested information associated with specific DPAP policies.

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Peer Reviews

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.

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Interagency Acquisition

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.

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Competition

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.

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Inventory of Services Contracts

This page contains FY09 to FY15 DOD Services Contract Inventory.

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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.

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Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance

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Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)

To bolster the Federal Government and Defense Department’s zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons, the office of DPAP provides guidance on this topic for executing DoD contracts.

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Services Acquisition

This page contains relevant Services Acquisition policies and guides.

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