Doing Business with DLA Strategic Materials
The NDS program was established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act of 1939 to maintain and manage strategic and critical materials for use during times of national emergency. Since its inception, stockpiled materials have included ores, base metals, precious metals, minerals and agricultural products. Following the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense (DoD) determined that virtually the entire Stockpile inventory was excess to DoD needs. Since 1993 Congress has authorized disposal of over 99 percent of the material, earmarking the revenues for various defense programs, primarily military health and retirement benefits.
Recycling/Reuse Program (SMRRP):
Super-alloys are recovered, demilitarized, cleaned, characterized, and transferred to the National Defense Stockpile (NDS). DLA Strategic Materials obtains these services (i.e. demilitarization, cleaning, hazardous material disposal, packaging, and transportation) via Contractors whom process certified Super-alloy scrap and Germanium-containing parts. DLA Strategic Materials will fund, award, and administer these service contracts.
Broad Agency Announcement:
The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a tool used by government agencies for acquisition of basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.
The Industry Material Test (IMT) program is developed by DLA Strategic Materials to encourage and enhance domestic production of strategic and critical materials, including startup and small businesses, by identifying, testing and certifying materials produced from U.S. domestic or foreign organizations for the National Defense Stockpile (NDS), and linking the Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturers to new potential material suppliers.
DLA Strategic Materials Industry Day:
This event will provide an opportunity for industry leaders, vendors and DLA Strategic Materials' customers to engage in a robust and open dialogue about business opportunities with DLA Strategic Materials and with each other.