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(Revised October 30, 2023)



(See DFARS 237.1, DFARS/PGI view)


See PGI 215.406-1(d)


PGI 237.102 Policy.


PGI 237.102-70  Prohibition on contracting for firefighting or security-guard functions.


      (c)(i)  To ensure that the personnel limitations in DFARS 237.102-70(c)(1)(iv) are not exceeded, there is an office of primary responsibility (OPR) within each department or agency that is responsible for managing the total number of security-guard personnel on contract for the department or agency. 


              (ii)  Before finalizing a contract action that affects the number of security-guard personnel on contract, the contracting officer shall request, from the requiring activity, evidence of the OPR’s approval for the contract action.  This requirement also applies to renewal or exercise of options for the same number of security-guard personnel, to ensure compliance with the statutory limitations/reductions specified for each fiscal year.


              (iii)  If the evidence of approval is not provided by the requiring activity, the contracting officer shall directly contact the applicable OPR for approval before finalizing the contract action.  OPRs are as follows:


                    (A)  U.S. Army:

                                    HQ Department of the Army

                                    Office of the Provost Marshal General

                                    2800 Army Pentagon

                                    Washington, DC  20310

                                    Phone:  703-695-4210 or 703-614-2597.


                    (B)  U.S. Navy:

                                    Commander, Navy Installations

                                    Command (CNIC) N3                    

                                    2715 Mitscher Road, Suite 300

                                    Anacostia Annex         

                                    Washington, DC  20373

                                    Phone:  202-409-4053.                 


                    (C)  U.S. Marine Corps:

                                    HQ U.S. Marine Corps    

                                    Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policy, &

                                          Operations (Security)

                                    3000 Marine Corps Pentagon

                                    Washington, DC  20350

                                    Phone:  571-201-3633.                


                    (D)  U.S. Air Force:

                                    HQ Air Force          

                                    Directorate of Security Forces       

                                    Programs & Resources Division (A7SX)

                                    1340 AF Pentagon

                                    Washington, DC  20330

                                    Phone:  703-588-0027 or 703-588-0012.


                    (E)  Pentagon Force Protection Agency:

                                    Pentagon Force Protection Agency

                                    9000 Defense Pentagon

                                    Washington, DC  20301

                                    Phone:  703-693-3685.


PGI 237.102-71  Limitation on service contracts for military flight simulators.


      (1)  To process a request for waiver, the contracting officer shall submit the request and appropriate documentation relating to the requirements of DFARS 237.102-71(b) to the Office of the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (Contract Policy) (DPC/CP) via email at


      (2)  The DPC/CP action officer will process the request through the Office of the Secretary of Defense and will forward the appropriate documentation to the congressional defense committees. The contracting officer shall not award a contract until notified by the DPC/CP action officer that the waiver has been approved, the appropriate documentation has been transmitted to the congressional defense committees, and the required 30 days have passed.


PGI 237.102-73  Prohibition on contracts for services of senior mentors.

DoD policies on senior mentors are set forth in (1) Secretary of Defense memorandum, subject: Policy on Senior Mentors (April 1, 2010) (see here) and (2) Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum, subject: Implementation Guidance on Senior Mentors Policy (July 8, 2010) (see here).


PGI 237.102-74  Taxonomy for the acquisition of services and supplies & equipment.

Click here for OUSD(AT&L) DPAP memorandum, “Taxonomy for the Acquisition of Services and Supplies & Equipment,” dated August 27, 2012. An Excel version of “Acquisition of Services and Supplies & Equipment Taxonomy” is available here.


PGI 237.102-75  Defense Acquisition Guidebook.

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Chapter 10, Acquisition of Services, is available via the internet at Chapter 10 provides acquisition teams with a step-by-step guide explaining the process of acquiring services.


PGI 237.102-76 Reserved.


PGI 237.102-77 Acquisition requirements roadmap tool.

The Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) is a tool that enables requiring activities to develop and organize performance requirements into draft versions of the performance work statement, the quality assurance surveillance plan, and the performance requirements summary. ARRT provides a standard template for these documents and some default text that can be modified to reflect a particular requirement. This tool should be used to prepare these documents for all performance- based acquisitions for services. ARRT is available for download at


PGI 237.102-78 Market research report guide for improving the tradecraft in services acquisition.

See PGI 210.070 (DFARS/PGI view) for guidance on use of the market research report guide to conduct and document market research for service acquisitions.


PGI 237.102-79 Private sector notification requirements in support of in-sourcing actions.

Click here for OUSD(RFM) memorandum, “Private Sector Notification Requirements in Support of In-sourcing Actions,” dated January 29, 2013.


PGI 237.171  Training for contractor personnel interacting with detainees.


PGI 237.171-3  Policy. 


   (b)(i)  Geographic areas of responsibility.  With regard to training for contractor personnel interacting with detainees—


                 (A)  The Commander, U.S. Southern Command, is responsible for the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


                 (B)  The Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, is responsible for the Navy Consolidated Brig, Charleston, SC.


                 (C)  The other combatant commander geographic areas of responsibility are identified in the Unified Command Plan, 1 March 2005, which can be found at:


       (ii)  Point of contact information for each command:


US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Commander, Combined Forces Land Component Commander (CFLCC)

a.k.a. Third Army, Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, GA

Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) Forward, Kuwait

POC:  Lieutenant Colonel Gary Kluka


Comm:  011-965-389-6303; DSN:  318-430-6303; Alt. US numbers:  404-464-3721 or 404-464-4219


US European Command (USEUCOM)

Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate

Chief, Contingency Contracting and Contract Policy Division (USEUCOM J4-LS)

POC:  Major Michael Debreczini

Comm:  011-49-711-680-7202; DSN:  314-0430-7202


US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) 

**Applicable to potential detainees in the United States at Navy Consolidated Brig, Charleston, SC

Headquarters, USJFCOM (J355)

Personnel Recovery & Special Operations Division (J355)

POC:  Lieutenenat Colonel John Maraia

Comm:  757-836-5799; DSN:  836-5799


US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)

Not applicable to USNORTHCOM; see US Joint Forces Command


US Pacific Command (USPACOM)

Headquarters, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)

Deputy Staff Judge Advocate

POC:  Lieutenant Colonel James Buckels, USAF

Comm:  808-477-1193


US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)

Headquarters, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)

Joint Task Force Guanatanamo Bay

POC:  Lieutenant Commander Tony Dealicante

Comm:  011-5399-9916; DSN:  660-9916


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Headquarters, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)

Attn:  Staff Judge Advocate

POC:  Colonel Dana Chipman

Comm:  813-828-3288; DSN:  299-3288


PGI 237.172 Service contracts surveillance.


The contracting officer shall remind requirements personnel, when they are preparing the quality assurance surveillance plan for contracts, to include a requirement for surveillance of the contractor’s implementation of the clause at FAR 52. 222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (see PGI 222.1703 (DFARS/PGI view)).