Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)


The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is a Department of Defense (DoD) agency that works directly with Defense Suppliers / Vendors after awards to help ensure that the government supplies and services on the awarded contract are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all delivery and technical data requirements. 

DCMA professional employees serve as "information brokers" and in-plant representatives for military, Federal, and allied government buying agencies -- both during the initial stages of the contract acquisition cycle and throughout the life of the resulting contracts.

  • Before  government contract award
    DCMA provides advice and services to help construct effective solicitations, identify potential risks, select the most capable contractors, and write contracts that meet the needs of our customers in DoD, Federal and allied government agencies. 

  • After government contract is awarded
    DCMA monitors contractors' performance and management systems to ensure that cost, product performance, and delivery schedules are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.

  • DCMA Contract Closeout Guidebook September 2011

DCMA and the Small Business Program

DCMA and the Small Business Program Division´┐Żs objective is to evaluate and analyze how well prime contractors ensure small businesses receive a fair proportion of and a maximum practicable opportunity to participate in prime contractors' subcontracts. Our strategy to achieve this objective is to actively assist customers in developing aggressive but reasonable subcontracting plans for their contractors and review contractor compliance with subcontracting plans. By doing this, the Agency helps foster business innovation and new technology, supports the war fighter, strengthens and sustains the military and economic industrial base and promotes private enterprise.

DCMAO | Operations Directorate

DCMAW | Western Regional Command

DCMAE | Eastern Regional Command

DCMAC | Central Regional Command

DCMAS | Special Programs Division

DCMAI | International Division


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