Small Business News

Procurement assistance centers to celebrate contracting success, build awareness of free services
Gregory Faloye, a small-business owner in Virginia, takes notes while learning about government contracting from counselors with the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Virginia. PTACs are located in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and all 50 states.
Sept. 17, 2018 - Procurement Technical Assistance Centers scattered across the nation will celebrate the success of small businesses that have used PTAC services to gain government contracts in support of the Department of Defense’s worldwide mission during the first National PTAC Day Sept. 26.

Small business, acquisition professionals share successes
Chris Hall addresses small business and acquisition professionals at the Small Business and Acquisition Broadcast April 10.
April 19, 2018 - Members of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs joined their contracting counterparts to promote one of the agency’s highest priority initiatives during a Small Business and Acquisition Broadcast April 10.

About DLA Small Business

The DLA Office of Small Business Programs provides training, advice, guidance and strategies to maximize opportunities for small businesses to participate in DLA's acquisition program, both as prime contractors and subcontractors. Through this office, DLA administers the Department of Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

Local offices at each DLA procuring activity advise and assist contracting, program manager, and requirements personnel on all matters affecting small businesses. Those local offices also assist their commanders with developing and implementing strategies that increase business opportunities for several types of socio-economic small business programs: Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Women-Owned Small Business, Veteran-owned Small Business, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. The buying activity small business specialist is the primary point of contact for most small business related questions.

DLA is responsible for nearly every consumable item used by our military forces worldwide. DLA buying activities purchase aviation, land and maritime weapon systems parts, fuel, and critical troop-support items involving food, clothing and textiles, medical, and construction equipment and material. DLA procures depot-level repairables as well as the services that are necessary to support the enterprise mission. DLA Office of Small Business Programs can advise you on which buying activity is the best fit for your small business. 



Mission

Maximize opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.


Vision

We are a network of Small Business Professionals with common values, shared knowledge and regular communication who partner with Acquisition Professionals seeking small businesses to fulfill DLA procurement requirements and give our Service Members the competitive advantage.