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Acquisition Directorate

A man presenting a contract on a clipboard for signatureThe Acquisition Directorate (AD) is the Single Enterprise Contracting Office (SECO), providing acquisition services to all OSD components, significantly reducing annual OSD contracting costs. AD plans, coordinates, and manages the procurement programs essential to the mission of WHS, the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. AD programs support Pentagon renovation, construction, professional and other services, commodities and supplies, major communication and information technology systems, and special programs totaling over $900 million a year.

Expanded resources and additional information on AD services is available to authorized CAC holders on the Customer Resources page.

Acquisition Management

WHS administers an effective program of acquisitions management, covering the availability of equipment and supplies for facilities, construction, furniture services, etc.

Contract Support

WHS provides guidance, tools, and streamlined processes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the WHS service delivery model. Services cover contract change modifications, contract options exercised prior to expiration, task orders and delivery, and negotiated Sole Source and Full and Open Competition.

Office Supplies and Services

WHS provides supplies and services for all non-Information Technology equipment, such as:

  • Office Supplies and Equipment – WHS is responsible for the acquisition of office equipment and furnishings such as appliances and filing cabinets, as well as office supply orders over $3,000
  • Office Services – WHS administers multiple office services. WHS provides foreign language interpreters, transcription and translation support; and approves and processes requests for printing, and newspaper and magazine subscriptions
Small Business Programs

WHS promotes the practice of utilizing small businesses to fill WHS acquisition requirements. Several WHS outreach programs provide interested small businesses with acquisition information as well as guidance on procedures for targeted marketing to WHS, the Department of Defense, and the Federal Government. Additional information is available on the Office of Small Business Programs page


To learn more about the Acquisition Directorate, including specific service and contact information, authorized CAC holders should visit the WHS Customer Resources page.