Operational Contract Support
Direction and information to contracting activities, requiring activities, and contractors performing contracting operations in U.S. Africa Command.
To contractors wishing to do business with the US in Africa, we are sorry, but the U.S. Africa Command has no actual procurement authority, meaning that this organization does not issue any contract solicitations or other requests for services. The Department of Defense contract solicitations that are issued for the African continent actually originate at the contracting offices for each of the individual military services that are scattered throughout Europe and the continental U.S.
We recommend that you visit the Federal Business Opportunities page - Contract Opportunities. This website provides information about upcoming contracts from every federal department or office in addition to those from the Department of Defense. Upon registering at the website, you would be able to search for contract opportunities sorted by factors such as department, performance location, and keyword, or else gain information about actual contract awards. There are restrictions on the release of information about future contracts outside of the formal solicitation process, so the information available there should equal that available from other sources.
Again, thank you for your interest in partnering with the U.S., "Going Further Together."
Guidance for Contracting Officers and Organizations
The U.S, Africa Command’s Operational Contract Support Collaboration Portal provides information during all phases for requiring and contracting activities; U.S. Africa Command Operational Contract Support (OCS) planning factors, management, policies, contract support requirements; and acquisition and cross-servicing agreements and OCS boards, bureaus, centers, cells, and working groups. The portal is hosted on Intelink and requires an “Intelink Passport,” which allows users to register for an account using their IC-PKI certificate or through a self-registration process.
Contractor management involves the control, support, and integration of contractor personnel and their associated equipment deploying and operating in the operational area.
Use of Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) is mandatory in the AFRICOM area of responsibility to account for all contractors, regardless of dollar value or period of performance.
General Guidance for Contracting Officers and Requiring Activities
U.S. Department of State General Services Officers are not responsible for providing procurement and contracting support for DoD activities beyond limited support to U.S. government personnel permanently assigned at post, covered by the local International Cooperative Administrative Support Services agreement.
Military activities are responsible for providing procurement and contracting support of theater security cooperation efforts conducted in support of combatant commander/Chief of Mission, to include military exercises/training, base operations, weapons procurement, aviation fuels and construction, and the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.
The Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook provides essential information, tools, and training to help DoD Contingency Contracting Officers (CCOs) and other OCS staff meet the challenges they may face in contingency environments.
The Defense Contingency COR Handbook provides essential information, tools, and training and certification requirements for DoD Contingency Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in order to meet the challenges they may face in a variety of missions or environments.
DoD agencies and components are required to use the Contracting Officer Representative Tracking (CORT) tool to electronically track COR nominations, appointments, terminations, and training certifications for service contracts. Additional information on the CORT tool is available here. Find additional contingency contracting resources to include tools, business processes, and reports are available here.
Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreements (ACSA) provides a listing of current ACSA agreements worldwide.
Approved Food & Water Database: This link provides information and guidance on food and drinking water safety, inspections, sources, service facilities, and sanitation.
Entry into the AFRICOM area of responsibility
Theater entry requirements: U.S. Africa Command Theater entry requirements pertain to all DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel traveling in any capacity into and within the US Africa Command Area of Responsibility.
Personnel should be in contact with their supervisor for the latest COVID-19 travel guidance.
Theater medical clearance: All personnel on official or leisure travel must adhere to the medical theater entry requirements.
AFRICOM Operational Contract Support Integration Cell (J-443)