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The DLA Land and Maritime Office of Small Business Programs
The DLA Land and Maritime Office of Small Business Programs maintains oversight of small business and socioeconomic programs at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The socioeconomic programs that the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Programs Office has oversight for include:
The Small Business Act set forth a framework for the Government to provide small businesses with maximum practicable opportunities to compete for and participate in contracts and subcontracts consistent with efficient contract performance. To this end, Office of Small Business Programs is the lead organization with DLA Land and Maritime for ensuring that the requirements of the Act are effectively implemented by providing for the establishment, tracking and monitoring small business goal achievement.
This site contains information to inform and educate small businesses about the requirements and procurement practices of DLA whose mission is to "Support the Warfighter" through a robust and reliable industrial base.
Current Business Opportunities:
In addition to the DIBBS for business opportunities, DLA has been assigned procurement management and related support functions of all Class-IX Depot Level Repairables (DLRs). A DLR is a part that can be repaired a certain number of times rather than thrown away after use. Management of DLRs will be phased in over the next few years. A variety of long term procurement instruments are created to further improve support to the military so many of the procurement initiatives encompass total logistic support to the war fighter.
To help train and counsel small businesses, the Office of DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Programs offers the following:
Additional assistance in doing business with the government is available. Find
the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) near you.
Additional information assistance in doing business with other business units in DLA is available at Defense Logistics Agency's Office of Small Business Programs.
For additional information please contact the Office of Small Business
Programs/Business Counseling Center at 1-800-262-3272 or email at: DSCC.firstname.lastname@example.org