Central Ohio small businesses gain millions

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Release No. 180925     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018

DLA Land and Maritime Small Business through 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2018
DLA Land and Maritime Small Business through 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2018
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Third quarter numbers released today reflect an increase of more than $40 million from the first half of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region – an increase of more than $7 million in the third quarter. The Columbus Metropolitan Region encompasses the following counties according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Logan, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.
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The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Third quarter numbers released today reflect an increase of more than $40 million from the first half of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region – an increase of more than $7 million in the third quarter. The Columbus Metropolitan Region encompasses the following counties according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Logan, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.

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

DLA Land and Maritime Small Business results through 3rd quarter FY18
DLA Land and Maritime Small Business results through 3rd quarter FY18
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announced that more than $120 million in government contracting dollars have been awarded to Ohio small businesses since the beginning of the fiscal year. Nearly $37 million in award dollars have gone to small businesses in the Columbus region. The majority of dollars were awarded to Ohio small businesses in the manufacturing sector, with the following areas receiving the most award dollars statewide: Industrial Valve Manufacturing, Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing, Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing. In the Columbus Metropolitan Region, companies manufacturing the following received the majority of award dollars through the end of the third quarter: Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing, Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Transmission and Power Train Parts Manufacturing, Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing.
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  • Industrial Valve Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing

In the Columbus Metropolitan Region, companies manufacturing the following received the majority of award dollars through the end of the third quarter:

  • Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Transmission and Power Train Parts Manufacturing
  • Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing

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, DLA Land and Maritime awarded more than $130 million to Ohio small businesses.

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 suppliers on doing business with DLA Land and Maritime. These free opportunities are open to both large and small businesses. These efforts include:

  • Free Immersive Two-Day Training, Knowledge, and Opportunities Seminars (TKOs) Upcoming Session: November 15-16 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:
    • October 9: DIBBS: Quoting
    • October 16: Cybersecurity
    • November 6: First Destination Transportation
    • November 13: Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow Program/Reverse Engineering
    • December 4: Pricing
    • December 11: Alternate Offers
    • 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 a supply chain trade show for advanced manufacturing Sept. 27 at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vermont. For details, visit https://manufacturedinvt.com/

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/SmallBusiness. To contact a DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Office representative, call 1-800-262-3272 or email SMBizLandCOLS@dla.mil.

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 in Central Ohio, 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