Welcome to the DoD Acquisition Personnel Resource for Preventing Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

Before selecting “Begin,” play the video to learn how the Acquisition Personnel (AP) resource will help you to prevent trafficking in persons (TIP) through U.S. Government (USG) contracts.

Trafficking in persons is modern day slavery. It involves the exploitation of men, women, and children for sex and for labor. Trafficking in persons is a crime in the United States and in most countries. The United States has long had a zero-tolerance policy regarding government employees and contractor personnel engaging in any form of this criminal behavior. As the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, the USG bears a responsibility to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not contribute to trafficking in persons. Title 17 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2013 and FAR Subpart 22.17 requires Federal contractors to work proactively to prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and take remedial steps if trafficking in persons is identified. This set of resources is designed for DoD Acquisition Personnel, including, contracting officer (KO), contracting officer’s representative (COR), the Senior Procurement Executive (SPE), and any other DoD personnel involved in contracting and procuration for the U.S. DoD.

This Resource is divided into five Platforms. Each Platform has Action Cards, which include videos, resource guides, one-pagers, infographics, case studies, survivor stories, pocket cards, or other resources for Acquisition Personnel. This Resource can be viewed from beginning to end, or you can locate the specific Resource you need and jump around as necessary.

Nature and Scope of Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

This Resource can be read from beginning to end, or you can locate the action card you need and pull only that action card.

Getting Started

This action card contains important information to review before continuing through the AP resource.

Definition and Types of Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

This action card covers some of the common definitions associated with types of trafficking.

Cases of Trafficking in DoD Government Contracting

This action card contains example cases of trafficking that occurred during DoD government contracts.

Survivors Speak

This action card shares the stories of two survivors of trafficking.

Who Are the Victims of Trafficking in DoD Contracting?

This action card looks at the people that are generally victimized as a result of trafficking in DoD contracting.

Who Are the Traffickers in DoD Contracting?

This action card looks at three real trafficking in DoD contracting cases.

Common Signs of Trafficking in Government Contracting

This action card offers a downloadable pocket card to help identify indicators of human trafficking.

A CORs Guide to Laws and Regs on Preventing TIP in Government Contracting

This action card identifies laws and regulations designed to prevent trafficking in government contracting.

Acquisition Personnel (AP) Responsibilities for Preventing Trafficking in Government Contracting

This action card looks at each phase of a contract and the Acquisition Personnel’s responsibilities during each phase.

CTIP Program Officer in Action

This action card provides an example of a CTIP Program Officer’s briefing.

Pre-Award Tools to Combat Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

This Resource can be read from beginning to end, or you can locate the action card you need and pull only that action card.

Introduction and Explanation of Responsibilities in DoD Contracting

This action card offers an introduction and brief explanation of CTIP responsibilities for DoD contracts.

Evaluating a Contractor’s History of Compliance with CTIP Regulations

This action card provides pre-award resources for evaluating a contractor’s history of CTIP regulation compliance.

Inserting the CTIP Clause in all Contracts

This action card reviews the CTIP Clause found in FAR 52.222-50.

Certifications and Compliance Plans for Certain Contracts

This action card reviews contract certifications and compliance plans.

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan: Including CTIP in Your QASP

This action card defines Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs) and how to use them.

Everything You Need to Know About Recruitment Fees

This action card reviews recruitment fee regulations in relation to TIP.

Cases of Human Trafficking – Pre-Award Violations in DoD Contracting

This action card contains example cases of violations in the DoD.

Monitoring and Detecting Human Trafficking in the Compliance Plan

This action card reviews the Responsible Sourcing Tool’s guidance on violation monitoring, reporting, and remediation.

Checklist for Pre-Award Actions

This action card contains a downloadable checklist to ensure you have taken all necessary pre-award actions to prevent trafficking.

Post-Award Tools to Combat Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

This Resource can be read from beginning to end, or you can locate the action card you need and pull only that action card.

Post Award Conference with Contractor

This action card establishes what a COR will need to review with the contractor post-award.

Post Award Conference – Briefing on Government Policy

This action card explains the U.S. Government policy that the COR will need to discuss with contractors post award.

Post Award – Additional Discussion Items and Topics

This action card reviews the trafficking in persons clauses identified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

CTIP Resources for Post Award Conference with Contractor

This action card contains a list of resources that you are encouraged to provide to your contractor, in conjunction with the post award conference.

Post Award Checklist for KOs

This action card contains a downloadable checklist for KOs to ensure that all necessary topics are reviewed during your post-award conference.

During Performance of Government Contract – Tools to Combat Human Trafficking

This Resource can be read from beginning to end, or you can locate the action card you need and pull only that action card.

Applying Appropriate Contract Oversight to Prevent Human Trafficking

This action card identifies the nine trafficking in persons prohibitions and how the COR can prevent violations.

Monitoring for Human Trafficking Violations

This action card provides examples of trafficking in persons violations.

Uncovering Human Trafficking Violations

This action card identifies potential human trafficking indicators and the guidelines to follow as a result.

CORs and KOs – Your Role in Responding to Allegations of Human Trafficking

This action card describes the roles and responsibilities of KOs and CORs when trafficking is alleged.

What Did CTIP PMs Do in Afghanistan?

This action card presents how cases of trafficking from Afghanistan were handled by the CTIP PM on the ground.

Using the QASP to Prevent Trafficking During Performance of the Contract

This action card looks at an example QASP and reviews how to use it during a contract.

Remedies for Trafficking in Persons Violations

This action card reviews actions that CORs and KOs should do in the event of TIP violations.

Reporting to FAPIIS

This action card to learn more about using FAPIIS.

DCMA and Other Sample Checklists for Compliance Review on CTIP

This action card contains a checklist for PMs to ensure CTIP compliance is being addressed.

During Performance of Contract – KO and COR Checklist

This action card contains a downloadable checklist to ensure you have taken all necessary actions to prevent trafficking during performance of the contract.

Close Out of Government Contract – Tools to Combat Human Trafficking

This Resource can be read from beginning to end, or you can locate the action card you need and pull only that action card.

Closing Out a Contract with TIP Violations – A Summary

This action card identifies the steps necessary for closing out a contract with reported TIP violations.

Final Checklist for Close-Out of Contract

This action card contains a downloadable checklist for what contracting officers (KO) and contracting officer’s representatives (COR) need to do to close out a contract.