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Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP)

The Office of Contracting and Procurement serves the Secretary and USDA mission areas by providing oversight, policy, guidance and coordination of acquisition planning, contracting and execution.

Donald Baker

Donald Baker, Jr.

Senior Procurement Executive
Director, Office of Contracting and Procurement

Don is the Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) and the USDA Senior Procurement Executive (SPE). More...



Head of the Contracting Activity and
Deputy Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement


The Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), an organization under Departmental Administration (DA) within USDA, oversees over $10 billion in annual obligations. OCP provides leadership, policy, guidance, and services in the areas of contracting, procurement, category management, procurement systems, and strategic sourcing through 3 divisions. In addition, OCP serves as the procuring office for the Office of the Secretary, DA staff offices, and USDA agencies, as requested.

Procurement Operations Division

The Procurement Operations Division's (PODs) mission is to be a trusted business partner that provides premier acquisition leadership, support and guidance to the Secretary, Headquarters Staff Offices, and all other USDA Agencies and staff offices on Department-wide acquisitions; to facilitate effective contracting approaches that maximizes efficiency and cost effectiveness and ensures integrity and fairness in the solicitation, selection, negotiation and award of contracts consistent with public policy to meet emerging and ongoing customer needs and mission critical Department-wide procurements.

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Procurement Policy Division

The Procurement Policy Division (PPD) is responsible for USDA-wide procurement policy and regulations, including the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) and the USDA Contracting Desk Book. Also, PPD leads Acquisition Workforce management and contracting-related reporting to OMB, FAI, and others.

Procurement Systems Division

The Procurement Systems Division (PSD) provides reliable and integrated solutions, products, and services in support of USDA’s acquisition community and provides consolidated oversight, guidance, and program assistance to the USDA Purchase and Fleet Card communities.


Office of Contracting and Procurement
Suite 124W
Mail Stop Code 9308
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-9448