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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Send all supporting files via DoD Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE). Ensure all files are appropriately marked.

Standardized Review Process for Commercial Items

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Sharing Information

In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2380(b)(2), within 30 days of contract award, the contracting officer making the determination shall upload the signed commercial item determination or the decision that the item does not meet the commercial product or commercial service definition at FAR 2.101 to the DoD Commercial Item Database at The only documentation that is required to be uploaded to the database is the commercial item determination or the decision that the item is not commercial. Contracting officers shall avoid uploading any data marked as proprietary or controlled unclassified information to the Commercial Item Database. If you have questions, you can reach out to our inbox

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CIG Case Acceptance Thresholds

We only accept cases from or initiating from a DoD Contracting Officer or DoD buying activity.

Customer Request for Support Thresholds:

  • Commercial Item Determination (CID) Request:
    • Prime Evaluation = $250K
    • Subcontractor Evaluation = $2M
  • Fair and Reasonable Price Analysis Request: $2M/TINA (Prime and Sub evaluations)

Any request under our thresholds will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

The CIG Inbox also operates as a help-desk, which may be used to ask any questions regarding commercial acquisitions.

Points of Contact

Title Name Phone
Director Dan Hawley (303) 220-4015
Deputy Director Ryan Connell (781) 259-1934
CIG Team A Tim Niu (617) 530-0717
CIG Team C Patrick Crisler (727) 258-9514
CIG Team D Heidi Holloway (720) 235-2578
CIG Team E Ste'phen Adams (314) 709-6837