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Contract 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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**NEW--Department of Defense Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items

DPAP welcomes comments on this DRAFT of the "Commercial Item Guidebook Part A" and "Commercial Item Guidebook Part B." Commenters are requested to send their comments by May 1, 2017 to osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.cpic@mail.mil

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Review of Statutory and Regulatory Requirements Implemented in DFARS

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Innovation in Contracting

As professional business advisors for the Department of Defense (DoD), contracting officers should be aware of the available flexibilities and developments in statute, policy, and regulations that enable the contracting community to quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively procure innovative products and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of the Warfighter. Accordingly, this page provides a brief synopsis of current initiatives and authorities. The purpose here is to inform, facilitate, and support.

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AbilityOne Program

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Small Business

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).

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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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Congressional Reports

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.

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Inventory of Services Contracts

This page contains FY09 to FY15 DOD Services Contract Inventory.

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Review and Approval of Defense 4th Estate Services Acquisition Strategies

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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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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.

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Guidance on CAS 412 and 413 Pension Harmonization

This page contains information about the CASB changes to 412 and 413.

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Combating Trafficking in Persons

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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