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Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for program management In final legal review. To ensure effective management and accountability of commercial support to deployed operations, the Army consolidated its expeditionary contracting structure into modular operational contracting units - contingency contracting teams CCTs , senior contingency contracting teams SCCTs and contingency contracting battalions CCBns - under the command of contracting support brigades CSBs.

This new field manual FM , describes how the CSB, and its subordinate contract support elements, "fit" into the operational commanders' mission construct and execution. The CSBs' specialized capability to provide operational contract support planning, integration, and contractor management provides the operational commander additional sustainment support capabilities; enables sustained operational momentum; and facilitates the effective transition from combat to security and stability operations.

This manual fills an immediate need to provide commanders and their staffs with the doctrinal tools necessary to properly leverage these new contracting organizations. Reading this FM will familiarize operational commanders and their staffs with the CSB mission, organization, roles, and the key tasks CSBs perform to efficiently obtain and effectively utilize available commercial support in a theater of operations.

Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library at www. This FM's target audience includes operational commanders, staff members and the logistics staff of Army field units from the Army Service Component Command ASCC , their assigned theater sustainment commands down to brigade level units, and their associated support battalions.

This publication will also serve as a guide for CSB worldwide deployment and employment. It has been written to take into account doctrinal terms and constructs as found in the newly published FM Operations and JP Operational Contract Support. The CSB plans for, commands, and provides theater support contracting less medical, facility engineering and theater-level intelligence for deployed Army forces, and when directed, provides joint, multinational, and interagency contracting support.

The glossary lists most terms used in this manual that have joint or Army definitions. This new contracting structure represents a fundamental change in the command and control C2 , support, coordination and relationships from previous theater support contract organizational structures. In the modular force, these tactical-level theater support contracting staff members have been transformed into separate contingency contracting battalions CCBNs , senior contingency contracting teams SCCTs and contingency contracting teams CCTs. When deployed, the CSB has a direct support DS relationship with the Army Forces commander in the operational area and executes its contracting mission under the direction and contracting authority of the ECC.

The Army Forces commander may further delegate this DS relationship per mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil considerations METT-TC factors. Figure depicts current CSB alignment, command, and contracting authority.

HCA is the official who has overall responsibility for managing the contracting activity. HCAs do not typically exercise command authority within the operational area. The CSB, through contracting authority delegated by the ECC, executes theater support contracting actions in support of deployed Army Forces command and coordinates other common contracting actions as directed by the supported commander. Performing contractor management planning for service contracts where contractor personnel will come in contact with US forces.

Performing contract execution and contract administration for contracts executed under the CSB authority. Providing support to units for the conduct of operational contract support related training and professional development. The actual deployed CSB structure is dependent on mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops, time available, and civil considerations METT-TC , and operational area commercial support factors.

They do not normally get involved in the actual writing of contracts. Figure depicts this organizational design. The CSB commander commands, controls, and directs subordinate contracting organizations to accomplish assigned missions. Deputy Commander The CSB deputy commander directs and supervises the planning and execution of mission tasks by ensuring staff work conforms to established directives, policies and commander's intent. The deputy commander supervises staff personnel representing all facets of CSB operations and ensures the plans and policy section provides planning guidance for all subordinate units.

Command Sergeant Major The CSM is responsible for providing the commander with personal, professional, and technical advice on enlisted Soldier matters and the NCO corps.

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The CSM's duties and responsibilities vary according to the commander's specific desires; however, the CSM's main function is to provide advice and recommendations to the commander and staff in matters pertaining to all assigned and attached enlisted personnel. The operations and requirements section assists the commander and deputy commander in oversight of near-term and on-going contract actions conducted by subordinate units. This section would, when required by the joint force commander JFC , form the basis of a joint contracting support board JCSB to coordinate theater support contract actions with various contract support elements such as civil augmentation programs CAPs , deployed USACE organizations, and so forth.

Plans and Policy Section In coordination with the operations and requirements section, it develops the commercial support acquisition strategy that will best support the supported unit's mission based on the unit's requirements and available commercial support sources within the operational area. It also provides advice on the establishment of an ARB and other contracting support related coordination procedures, centers or boards. Contract Administration Services Section Each of these functions demand significant training, experience, schooling and technical expertise to ensure the Government receives the goods and services paid by taxpayer dollars and our soldiers and commanders received the support they need to perform their missions.

This section consists a technically proficient personnel who are trained in the full spectrum contract operations and capable of performing both pre- and post-award i.

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This cadre of technical experts will plan and execute contract administration, quality assurance and property administration for each mission and each contract. Legal Section Together, these judge advocates serve as the primary legal advisors to the CSB and subordinate commanders, staff, and contracting officials and the supported force on the full spectrum of legal and policy issues affecting the planning, training, resourcing and execution of the CSB's missions in peacetime and all phases of operations.

When deployed, the CSB exercises C2 over these subordinate organizations in respect to control of resources and equipment, personnel management, unit logistics, readiness, redeployment, and discipline. These subordinate battalions and teams will be a mixture of operational area aligned units and non-aligned units and deploy as a unit vice individual CCO replacement as seen in recent operations. CCBNs are generally co-located and aligned with, but not assigned to, Army corps HQs to facilitate operational contract support planning and staff assistance. RCCs normally provide general support GS theater support contracting to designated supported units on an area basis.

Figure depicts a typical CCBN organization.

CCTs represent the Army's primary deployable theater support contracting maneuver unit and building block. As stated in the mission overview section above, CSB commanders perform multiple functions to include: commander of assigned and attached battalions and teams, senior operational contract support advisor and planner, and theater support contracting authority. Because of the multiple CSB missions, 12 February FM Chapter 1 the unique nature of contracting authority, and variety of supported customers, CSB command, support, and coordination relationships are complex.

The CSB commander and staff must work very closely with the ECC, the ASCC, subordinate Army Forces command HQs when formed , the senior sustainment command, and other major supported units to ensure these relationships are properly established, documented, and exercised. Commanders and staff officers at all levels must understand that contracting authority differs from command authority.

Command authority, prescribed in Title 10, US Code, Section , includes the authority to perform functions involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks and designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction over all aspects of an operation; command authority does not include the ability to make binding contracts for the US Government.

Only the contracting officer, by virtue of their contracting warrant, has the authority to obligate the US Government on contractual matters. Any binding contract attempt made by anyone other than a contracting officer will result in an unauthorized commitment. As stated above, a deployed CSB has a DS relationship with the Army Forces commander in the operational area and executes its contracting mission under the direction and contracting authority of the ECC.

Additionally, deployed CSB units rely upon the supported units for tactical logistic and other sustainment support, protection, security, and movement control matters. For contingencies; the CSB and its subordinate units are made available as units vice individuals , organized and deployed in accordance with METT-TC and other factors for example, local commercial base, force caps, and so forth to best meet mission requirements. In joint operations, theater support contracting may be accomplished through several C2 and coordination organizational options as directed by the GCC and as outlined in the CSIP.

These C2 and coordination arrangements include dedicated Service support to own forces, lead Service contracting organization with or without C2 of other Service contracting elements , the formation of a JTSCC and FM 12 February Organization and Operations Overview may also include the establishment of various related boards or centers.

CSB missions require numerous formal and informal coordinating relationships between many different supporting and supported organizations. Theater sustainment command or expeditionary sustainment command commander and support operations officer. Supported joint and multinational organizations. Supported governmental agencies. Other Service, special operations commands and multinational theater support contracting units. US Navy and Air Force civil augmentation programs. Defense Logistics Agency. Financial management organizations.

Because of its contracting support mission set and its limited staff, the CSB has some significant mission support and tactical limitations. Mission Limitations By its very nature, the CSB's contracting support mission has significant limitations when compared to sustainment support missions executed via organic military capabilities.

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Specific FAR related restrictions include: CCO warrant limitations, sole source documentation and approval requirements, funding requirements, and so on. The Army has a relatively small number of CCOs available to support contingency operations.