Friday, February 13, 2015

How to Find Your (DCMA) Contracting Officer

So you've been awarded a contract and you know from the contract that it has been delegated to DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) for contract administration (see FAR Part 42). But you don't know who the specific contracting officer is nor are you given a phone number or email contact.

DCMA has a lookup function on its website that will give you the information. Here's how it works.

First, go to DCMA's Website

Next, select Contract Management Team (CMT) from the Customers Tab

That will open a search box that looks like this:

You can search by contract number or CAGE code. Lets go to DoD contracts awards and find a contract number. These are the contracts awarded on January 15, 2015.

We scroll down and find an Army contract awarded to L-3 Communications:

We enter the contract number into the search criteria:

We click on Search and get the following results. Not shown in this screenshot is the full email address of the ACO and many other DCMA employees having some kind of involvement with the contract, but also their telephone numbers.

Now you've got the ACO name, his/her email, and phone number.


  1. Is anyone aware that none of this works without a CAC or PIV card. How is a small business supposed to navigate this to find their cognizant DCMA office?

  2. Thanks for pointing this out. We'll update this post shortly.