The Defense Logistics Agency procures, manages, stores, and distributes almost every consumable item the military needs to operate. Commodities include everything from maritime and land weapons systems support to medical supplies. The following links provide information on how to do business with DLA, solicitations for work and contracting services.
DLA Logistics Information Service has sole responsibility for assigning and maintaining the CAGE Code Master File. The CAGE Code is a five position code that identifies contractors doing business with the Federal Government, NATO member nations, and other foreign governments. The CAGE Code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides for a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location. The code may be used for a facility clearance, a pre-award survey, automated Bidders Lists, identification of Debarred Bidders, fast pay processes, etc. Learn more through an intro to CAGE, SAM and DUNS.
NOTE CONCERNING CCR AND CAGE CODES: Registration in the CCR database is required prior to the award of any contract, basic agreement, blanket ordering agreement or blanket purchasing agreement unless the award results from a solicitation issued on or before May 31, 1998. Having a CAGE Code alone is no longer sufficient to qualify a contractor to do business with The Federal Government. If you do not have a CAGE Code, one will be assigned to you upon completion of your CCR registration.
To be considered for an award, you will need to be registered in the System for Award Management. SAM is the official U.S. government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. Register your entity (business, organization, individual, or government agency) to do business with the DLA.
A link to a list of many of the acronyms used throughout the everyday business processes of the Defense Logistics Agency.
To be considered for an award associated with export-controlled items and technical data, you will need to meet DLA-specific certification requirements. DLA limits distribution of export-controlled technical data to suppliers which have DoD Joint Certification Program (JCP) certification and meet the additional DLA requirements for DLA-specific certification.
The DLA Enterprise External Business Portal provides industry and military service personnel with centralized access to DLA Business Services. Systems accessed through the portal include: Engineering Support Activities (ESA), Data Demand Exchange/Customer Collaboration (DDE/CE), Installation Support (Real Property), Disposition Services, Energy Commodity Support, and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
From contract solicitation to equipment turn-in. From installation support to energy support. The DLA Forms website provides links to all your DLA form needs.
DLA's official source for all procurement-related regulations.
The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based system to view and submit secure quotes on DLA items of supply.
This site contains DLA policies and procedures released for public view. To access the complete set, go to the DLA Issuances Headquarters Complex Intranet website. Note: The complete set is only accessible to those who have DLA Common Access Card.
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 also administers the Department of Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Program.
A link to the Contract Opportunities website on beta.SAM.gov for the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Beta.SAM.gov replaced Federal Business Opportunities.
Invoice, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer is a Paperless Contracting DoD-wide application designed to eliminate paper from the receipts and acceptance process of the DoD contracting lifecycle. iRAPT was formerly known as Wide Area Workflow.