DLA Land and Maritime awards millions to Ohio small businesses in first half of fiscal year

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Release No. 180705 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime awarded nearly $78.5 million to Ohio small businesses in the first half of this fiscal year ending March 31st. This number includes more than $29.5 million in award dollars to small businesses in the Columbus region.

The majority of dollars were awarded to small businesses in the manufacturing sector, with the following areas receiving the most award dollars:

  • General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Transmission and Power Train Parts Manufacturing
  • Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing
  • Industrial Valve Manufacturing

Small Business Fiscal Year 2018 First Half Summary
Small Business Fiscal Year 2018 First Half
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime awarded nearly $78.5 million to Ohio small businesses in the first half of this fiscal year ending March 31st. This number includes more than $29.5 million in award dollars to small businesses in the Columbus region. More than 99 percent of businesses in Ohio are small businesses and employ 46 percent of the state’s workforce, according to the state profile released by the Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office.
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The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Small Business Office located at the Defense Supply Center Columbus promotes small business and socio-economic programs while working closely with the acquisition community as they seek suppliers to fulfill DLA’s mission of Warfighter logistics support. The office provides several programs to support small businesses, including the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Program, Historically Underutilized Business HubZone Program, Woman Owned Small Business Program and the Small Business Administration’s 8a Program.

In FY17, the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office awarded more than $130 million to Ohio small businesses.

More than 99 percent of businesses in Ohio are small businesses and employ 46 percent of the state’s workforce, according to the state profile released by the Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office.

Learn how to do business with the federal government

The DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office offers several educational resources to help train and counsel small businesses about doing business with DLA Land and Maritime. These efforts include:

  • Free Immersive Two-Day Training, Knowledge, and Opportunities Seminars (TKOs)
    Upcoming Session: September 11-12 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus
    To register, visit https://tko.dla.mil/ and select “DLA Land and Maritime”
  • Free Webinar Training presented by Land and Maritime Subject Matter Experts
    Upcoming Sessions:
    July 10: Resolving Issues with Orders
    July 17: Kitting
    August 14: Post Award Overview
    August 28: First Article Testing/Product Lot Test
    September 18: Alternate Offers 2
    To register, visit https://tko.dla.mil/ and select “DLA Land and Maritime”
  • Vendor Outreach at symposiums, fairs, and conferences across the country DLA Land and Maritime Small Business representatives will participate in the Toledo Small Business Manufacturers Outreach Event July 10 at the University of Toledo.

The DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office also offers training to Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTACs) specialists. PTACs are located in nearly every state and are funded by DLA and local governments to help vendors market their products and services to local, state and federal governments. PTACs and Small Business Offices both provide tools to help small businesses be more successful in government contracting.

For more information about DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office programs and services, visit http://www.dla.mil/LandandMaritime/Business/SmallBusiness.aspx

To locate the PTAC nearest you, visit http://www.aptac-us.org/


For more than 100 years, the Defense Supply Center Columbus has been a vital logistics center, providing weapons system and platform support to U.S. forces and other federal agencies across the globe. As DSCC’s largest tenant, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime maintains command oversight of the installation. DLA Land and Maritime manages more than 2 million unique inventory parts to support several thousand multiservice weapons systems and the Warfighters who rely on them. Find more news and information at www.dla.mil/landandmaritime.