Directorate of Contracting
The Contracting Office is designated as the Center of Excellence for Strategic Materials’ Acquisition and Sales Contracting. The Contract Specialists and Officers provide “cradle to grave” contracting services to ensure that the organizational objectives are successfully met. Members of the DLA Strategic Materials Contracting Division plan, direct, award, and administer the contracting for strategic materials for military and civilian government stakeholders worldwide, as well as for supplies, services, and minor construction requirements of the organization. One of the most important roles of this offices’ members is to serve as the Strategic Materials Small Business Specialist and Competition Advocate Point of Contact to further the organization’s mission. Additionally, the Contracting Office ensures adherence to and compliance with DLA’s policies and guidelines. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR Part 8.003) recognizes DLA Strategic Materials as a mandatory source for materials from inventories exceeding Defense National Stockpile requirements.