Contingency Contracting Policy Archives

The following topics provide archived contingency contracting memorandums issued by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to promulgate contingency procurement policy, organized by topic.

Archive Policy Topics

Authority / Class Deviations

Date Signed Signed by Title
27-Jun-14 DPAP Class Deviation-Requirement for Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility
12-Feb-09 DPAP Class Deviation - Authority to Make Determinations with Regard to Acquisition of Products and Services, Other than Small Arms, Produced in Iraq and Afghanistan
Summary: This memorandum delegates authority to the Commander, Joint Contracting Command–Iraq/Afghanistan (JCC-I/A), without power of redelegation.
17-Oct-07 DPAP Class Deviation–SPOT to Account for Contractor Personnel Performing in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility
Summary: This memorandum provides a new clause designating SPOT as the central repository for information on contractors deploying with the forces.
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Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Date Signed Signed by Title
2-Feb-11 DPAP Call for Volunteers: Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
Summary: This memorandum requests civilian contracting employees to volunteer to serve in the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce as Contingency Contracting Officers.
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Competition

Date Signed Signed by Title
17-Feb-12 DPAP Contingency Competition Goals and Competition Reviews of Certain Omnibus Contracts
Summary: This memorandum establishes contingency competition goals for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), requires the Components to report progress against the goals, and requires reviews of certain omnibus contracts used in support of contingencies.
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Contingency Contracting Officers (CCOs)

Date Signed Signed by Title
11-Jul-12 DPAP Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook, 4th Edition
Summary: This memorandum requests final comments on the draft 4th Edition of the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook. Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) led a joint team of subject matter experts representing the Services and Defense Agencies to develop the 4th Edition of the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook. This pocket-sized handbook and its accompanying DVD provide essential information, tools, and training for DoD Contingency Contracting Officer's (CCOs) to meet the challenges they may face, regardless of the mission or environment.
05-Dec-08 DPAP Contingency Contracting: A Joint Handbook: Next Edition Review
Summary: This memorandum requests final comments to the draft second edition of "Contingency Contracting: A Joint Handbook."
18-Mar-08 DPAP Joint Contingency Contracting Handbook
Summary: This memorandum requests each Military Department provide their implementation plan regarding how the Joint Contingency Contracting Handbook will be used for in-garrison/squadron training.
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Contract Administration Roles

Date Signed Signed by Title
25-Oct-07 DPAP Amplifying Guidance Regarding Procedures for Contracting, Contract Concurrence and Contract Oversight for Iraq and Afghanistan
Summary: This memorandum explains the roles of the JCC-I/A, Defense Contract Management Agency, and others performing contract administration in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs)

Date Signed Signed by Title
1-Jun-12 DPAP Defense Contingency COR Handbook, Version 2
Summary: This memorandum requests final comments on the draft Version 2 of the Defense Contingency COR Handbook. Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) led a joint team of subject matter experts representing the Services and Defense Agencies to develop Version 2 of the Defense Contingency COR Handbook. The handbook was revised in significant and subtle ways based on recommendations from the user community and joint working group.
22-Mar-12 DPAP DoD COR Handbook
Summary: This link provides an electronic version of the DoD COR Handbook.
6-Sep-11 DPAP Contracting Officer's Representative On-line Training
Summary: This memorandum provides guidance to contracting officer's when designating COR's who require on-line COR training for certification.
11-Jul-11 DPAP Contracting Officer's Representative Designation -- Iraq
Summary: This memorandum provides guidance when appointing Department of State (DoS) personnel as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for contractual instruments executed by Department of Defense (DoD) in support of DoS in Iraq.
17-Aug-10 DPAP Defense Contingency COR Handbook 1st Edition
Summary: This memorandum announces the release of Defense Contingency Contracting Officer Representative Handbook 1st Edition.
24-Mar-10 DPAP Joint Contingency Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Handbook
Summary: This memorandum requests internal DoD review of the draft 1st edition of the Joint Contingency Contracting Officer Representative Handbook.
8-Apr-09 DPAP Contingency Contracting: A Joint Handbook for the 21st Century Edition Release
Summary: This memorandum announces the release of Contingency Contracting: A Joint Handbook for the 21st Century.
19-Feb-09 DSD Contingency Contracting Capability/Contracting Officer Representatives (COR) Total Force Assessment and Implementation Plan
Summary: This memorandum requires components to develop a detailed analysis regarding manpower requirements for a total contingency contracting mission capability. It states that these organizations must plan and program to have the force structure capable of supporting the current effort and future contingency operations, including contract administration and CORs.
22-Aug-08 DSD Monitoring Contract Performance in Contracts for Services
Summary: This memorandum mandates that requiring activities comply with guidance to ensure that properly trained and ready CORs are assigned prior to contract award.
06-Dec-06 DPAP Appointment of Contracting Officer's Representatives on Contracts for Services in Support of Department of Defense Requirements
Summary: This memorandum stresses the role of Contingency Officer's Representative on contracts of services and thus requests the appointment and proper training of CORs.
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Contractor Taxation

Date Signed Signed by Title
22-Apr-13 DPAP Amplifying Guidance on Contractor Taxation - Performance in Afghanistan
Summary: This memorandum provides amplifying guidance on taxation to DoD Contracting Activities that currently have contracts, or will award contracts, with performance in Afghanistan.
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Iraq - Post 2011 - Contracting Reference Sources

Date Signed Signed by Title
20-Dec-11 DPAP Post 2011 Iraq - Contracting and Contractor Related Guidance and Information
Summary: This memorandum provides guidance on where to find contracting and contractor-related guidance for Iraq, including websites for the US Embassy Baghdad, DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, USCENTCOM Operational Contract Support, and DPAP contingency contracting.
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Medical Care

Date Signed Signed by Title
26-Apr-12 DPAP Life Support for Third Party Contractors in Afghanistan
Summary: Summary: This memorandum is to advise DoD Contracting Officers and Contracting Officers Representatives (COR) that Embassy Kabul must concur before any DoD Contracting Officers obligates the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to provide life support of any kind to contractor personnel.
20-Dec-11 DPAP Notification of Retroactive Billing for Medical Services Provided by Non-Fixed Medical Facilities in the USCENTCOM AOR
Summary: This memorandum implements the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) billing process for contractors supporting U.S. Forces in Southwest Asia who received medical treatments.
17-Sep-07 DPAP Contractor Healthcare Services-Defense Contractor Outside the United States
Summary: This memorandum reiterates that the Department’s policy limits healthcare coverage to resuscitative and emergency care for contractors supporting U.S. forces deployed outside the U.S.
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Operation Enduring Freedom

Date Signed Signed by Title
05-Sep-12 USD(AT&L) Procurement of Products, Services, and Construction Materials from the Central Asian States in Support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
Summary: Section 801 of NDAA FY10 authorizes DoD to limit competition to or provide a preference for products and services that are from one or more of nine countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan in support of military or stability operations in Afghanistan. This memorandum forwards new policy and regulations under which contracting activities will attempt to procure products and services from the five Central Asian States (listed in the memo) or procuring products or services under any other authority in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
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Operational Contract Support

Date Signed Signed by Title
5-Nov-09 DPAP Standardized Operational Contract Support (OCS) Webpage
Summary: This memorandum requires Geographic Combatant Commands to establish a standardized Operational Contracting Support (OCS) webpage, in furtherance of DFARS PGI 225-74, "Solicitation and Award of Contracts for Performance in a Foreign Country or Delivery to any Unified Combatant Command Theater of Operation."
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Oversight

Date Signed Signed by Title
14-May-12 DPAP Reporting Requirement for Sections 841 and 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 (Public Law 112-81)
Summary: This memorandum implements reporting requirements for Sections 841 and 842 of the NDAA for FY 2012. Section 841 prohibits contracting with the enemy in U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) theater of operations. Section 842 authorizes the contracting officer to examine any records of the contractor or subcontractor to the extent necessary to ensure that funds available under the contract are not subject to extortion or corruption, and are not provided directly or indirectly to persons or entities that are actively supporting an insurgency or otherwise actively opposing US or coalition forces in the CENTCOM theater of operations.
12-Feb-10 DPAP GAO Review of Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, Section 863, NDAA 2008 (GAO Code 120874)
Summary: This memorandum issues a request for FY 2009 data to support a GAO review of DoD contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Theater Business Clearance

Date Signed Signed by Title
28-Oct-13 DPAP Theater Business Clearance Update for the USCENTCOM AOR
Summary: This memorandum increases the Theater Business Clearance threshold in Afghanistan to solicitations and contracts greater than $100,000 and/or with 30 days of performance. The other requirements in the DPAP Memorandum, "Theater Business Clearance Update for the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility," dated September 11, 2013, remain in effect.
13-Jun-13 DPAP Theater Business Clearance Update for USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility
Summary: This memorandum is notification of a change to the Theater Business Clearance (TBC) process applicable to DoD contracts with performance in Afghanistan valued in excess of $30,000 or with performance greater than 30 days.
27-Jul-12 DPAP Theater Business Clearance/Contract Administration Delegation Update - Integration of TBC with the Joint Contingency Contracting System Platform
Summary: This memorandum requires DoD Contracting Officers to use the JCCS Platform's TBC Module to submit TBC requests for proposed contract efforts in the designated TBC countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Pakistan, and announces online and webinar training. The aggressive rollout of this platform is imperative to provide visibility and control of the flow of contracted support into theater, especially in Afghanistan.
13-Oct-10 DPAP Theatre Business Clearance/Contract Administration Delegation (TBC/CAD) Update
Summary: This memorandum specifies that TBC and SPOT are being integrated and the policies for issuing Letters of Authorization (LOAs) are being updated accordingly.
13-Oct-10 DPAP Theatre Business Clearance/Contract Administration Delegation (TBC/CAD) Update -Memo two
Summary: This memorandum extends the effective date for application of TBC coverage to Kuwait and Pakistan. The original effective date was October 1, 2010; the memo extends it to November 1, 2010.
29-Jun-10 DPAP Theater Business Clearance/Contract Administration Delegation (TBC/CAD) Update
Summary: This memorandum updates TBC/CAD guidance to: delineate the new TBC/CAD policy; and, reiterate authorities and responsibilities of DOD contracting activities specified in USCENTCOM FRAGO, 09-1640, "Realignment of the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan to a Joint Theater Support Contracting Command."
15-Sep-09 DUSD(A&T) Theater Business Clearance/Contract Administration Delegation Compliance
Summary: This memorandum emphasizes the importance of complying with the established Theater Business Clearance (TBC) process and the associated contract administration delegation process.
26-Feb-08 DPAP Theater Business Clearance Review Notification Update and Assignment of Contract Administration
Summary: This memorandum requests that Theater Business Clearance review notifications be sent to the JCC-I/A as they are completed.
20-Dec-07 DPAP Retroactive Iraq/Afghanistan Contract Compliance and Assignment of Contract Administration
Summary: This memorandum directs DoD acquisition agencies to review existing contracts to ensure they comply with U.S. Central Command and Multi-National Forces-Iraq policies and directives. Following the review, the contracts are to be submitted for Theater Business Clearance. Also, the memorandum provides instructions for contract administration assignment to the JCC-I/A.
26-Nov-07 DPAP Iraq/Afghanistan Theater Business Clearance
Summary: This memorandum requires Theater Business Clearance for contracts with performance in, or delivery to, Iraq and Afghanistan, to ensure the necessary terms and conditions comply with the in-country commanders’ plans.
16-Nov-07 DPAP Iraq/Afghanistan Theater Business Clearance
Summary: This memorandum requests Contracting Officers use the attached checklist for all TBC requests to the JCC-I/A.
05-Nov-07 DPAP Theater Business Clearance (TBC)
Summary: This memorandum requests information be sent to JCC-I/A on contracts requiring performance in or delivering of material into Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those that require TBC within the next 90 days.
6-Mar-07 JCC-I/A Consistent Application of Theater Contracting Policies in Iraq and Afghanistan
Summary: This memorandum requests the CONUS-awarded contracts with performance in Iraq and Afghanistan be coordinated with the JCC-I/A, to ensure contracting best support theater plans.
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