A Contingency Contracting Officer (CCO) is a person with contracting authority to enter into, administer, and terminate contracts on behalf of the Government in support of a local contingency, steady-state deployments, or other contingency operations. The CCO also acts as the primary business advisor to the deployed/incident commander or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) director.
(b) Micro-purchase threshold. For delegation of HCA responsibility regarding micro-purchases of supplies or services to be used in support of a contingency operation, see MP5301.601(a)(i).
(c) Simplified acquisition threshold. For delegation of HCA responsibility regarding an increase in simplified acquisition threshold, see MP5301.601(a)(i).
(1) Selection, appointment, and termination of appointment. Requirements for the selection, appointment and termination of CCOs are described in 5301.603-2-90(e).
(S-90) For Air Force Contingency readiness policies, responsibilities, and implementing procedures, see AFI 64-105, Contingency Contracting Support.
(S-91) Assign and maintain DoD Activity Address Codes (DoDAAC) for deployed forces within the area of responsibility, as required. See AFFARS 5304.7003-90.
(2) See MP5301.601(a)((i).
(S-90) HQ AFICC is the HCA designee for all delegable HCA responsibilities during contingency operations for all USAF component commands (see MP5301.601(a)(i)).