International Operations

Contingency contracting officers support a range of overseas operations, including military operations in a major theater (e.g., Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan), smaller scale contingencies (e.g., Operation Just Cause in Panama), and humanitarian operations (e.g., Operation United Assistance in West Africa).

Key regulations on contracting support for international operations:

Contingency Operation                       Simplified Acquisition Threshold

Micro-Purchase Threshold                  Emergency Flexibilities (FAR Subpart 18.2)

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)


Additional information on contracting support for international operations:

The table below identifies some of the recent international contingencies supported by the U.S. military. Contingency policies and resources are available by clicking the links within the table. Archived international operations can be found here.

Event Location Year Thresholds at FAR 13.201(g) apply*
Hurricane Irma (Humanitarian Operation) Caribbean 2017

See DFARS 218.270 for SAT increase

Hurricane Matthew (Humanitarian Operation) Haiti and Jamaica 2016

No

CJTF-HOA Operation CJOA, AFRICOM  

Yes

Operation Freedom's Sentinel Afghanistan 2015 Yes
Operation Inherent Resolve Iraq and Syria 2014 Yes
Operation United Assistance West Africa 2014 Yes
Operation Damayan (Super Typhoon Haiyan) Philippines 2013 No
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Iraq 2003 Yes

Operation Enduring Freedom

Afghanistan

2001

Yes

* The higher micro-purchase thresholds at FAR 13.201(g) are only authorized for “contingency operations” as that term is defined at FAR 2.101 (10 U.S.C. 101(a)(13)).

The same events found above are organized by CCMD, below. 

CCMD Event Location Year
SOUTHCOM

Hurricane Irma (Humanitarian Operation)

Caribbean

2017

SOUTHCOM

Hurricane Matthew (Humanitarian Operation)

Haiti and Jamaica

2016

AFRICOM
CJTF-HOA Operation CJOA, AFRICOM  
Operation United Assistance West Africa 2014
CENTCOM
Operation Freedom's Sentinel Afghanistan 2015
Operation Inherent Resolve Iraq and Syria 2014
Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan 2001
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Iraq 2003
PACOM

Operation Damayan (Super Typhoon Haiyan)

Philippines

2013

GCC Areas of Responsibility:

 

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