Welcome to the Defense Logistics Agency's Office of Small Business Programs!
Small businesses provide critical resources that contribute to DLA's mission. We are committed to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in DLA acquisitions. This site contains information to inform and educate small businesses about DLA requirements and procurement practices whose mission is to "Support the Warfighter." DLA is the Department of Defense's (DoD) largest combat support agency. It provides worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to America’s Military Services as well as civilian agencies and foreign countries.
We are looking for Small Businesses to provide the goods and services we buy! DLA needs capable Small Businesses (SB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and 8(a)s, Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Businesses (HUBZone), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), and Veteran-Owned (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).
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New to working with the government? New to working with DLA? Just looking for a place to get started?
Learn the basics with the Small Business Overview for Vendors.
The overview details what DLA is, what DLA buys, and how the federal government buys goods and services. Find out what programs your business might be eligible for and the steps and systems needed to become registered to do business with DLA. Also learn how to find current DLA and other federal government business opportunities, as well as where to turn if you need help.
Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP): Connecting Business to Government
The PTAP was established to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts. The program is administered by DLA's Small Business Programs in cooperation with states, local governments and nonprofit organizations. Under the program, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors. Most of the assistance the PTACs provide is free. PTAC support to businesses includes registration in systems such as the System for Award Management (SAM), identification of contract opportunities, help in understanding requirements and in preparing and submitting bids. Learn more about the PTAP.