Our Purpose

DLA Strategic Materials is the leading U.S. agency for the analysis, planning, procurement and management of materials critical to national security. We serve our clients through a unique combination of technical expertise, global/geopolitical material supply analysis, and management & tracking of a broad range of existing & future critical materials.

Our Mission

DLA Strategic Materials administers the implementation and execution of Strategic and Critical Materials (S&CM) policies as set forth by the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) Manager.  Strategic Materials is responsible for acquiring, upgrading, rotating, and disposing of stockpile materials as provided by the Annual Materials Plan (AMP).  Our duties include storage, security, testing, contracting, quality studies, and maintenance and replacement of materials in the NDS. Strategic Materials directs the development of new or revised specifications and special instructions for existing and proposed S&CM to be stockpiled. Along with overseeing the NDS we administer and implement policies and procedures for the DLA Strategic Materials environmental program.  In addition, we administer the financial and property accounting systems to include the NDS Transaction Fund.

 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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  The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests For Quotations (RFQs) for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) items of supply.  DIBBS also allows users to search and view Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitations For Bid (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information related to DLA.

For detailed information please visit the DLA Internet Bid Board System homepage.