Commercial Item Group


Provide acquisition insight for the integration of commercial products and services within DoD to streamline procurements and ensure warfighters receive cutting-edge technology at fair and reasonable prices.


To Advance defense acquisition strategies by leveraging commercial technology resulting in American warfighter superiority.

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Standardized Review Process for Commercial Items

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Sharing Information

We want PCOs to be able to submit CIDs they have made on parts & services, in an organized and systemic manner. We also welcome other agencies, or other DCMA offices to upload recommendations for commerciality they have made. These should be in a written format, with supporting rationale, in a PDF. As a result, please send CIDs and CIRs to and include as much information as possible such as:

  • Part number
  • NSN
  • Prime and subcontractor
  • CAGE codes
  • Description of the part
  • Research as to why you made the determination
  • Pricing information
  • Pictures

Legal Disclaimer




CIG Case Acceptance Thresholds

We only accept cases from, or initiating as a result of a request from a Contracting Officer or DoD buying activity.

DFARS requires a Commercial Item Determination be made on FAR12 acquisitions exceeding $250k. In an effort to focus resources on higher risk contract actions, the current CIG threshold for Prime FAR12 commercial determinations is $1M. For price reasonableness and subcontractor Commercial reviews the CIG threshold is $2M/TINA.

For cases under our thresholds, we can assist you in asking the right questions and provide insights into the DCMA CIG thought process. . also operates as a help-desk; which may be used to ask any questions in regards to commercial acquisitions.

Points of Contact

Title Name Phone
Director Dan Hawley (303) 220-4015
Deputy Director Ryan Connell (781) 259-1934
CIG Team A Mike Whelan (303) 220-4142
CIG Team C Patrick Crisler (727) 258-9514
CIG Team D Heidi Holloway (720) 235-2578
CIG Team E Alfredo Lopez (623) 259-3767