STEPS to SUCCESS - Doing Business with DLA

Small Business Overview For Vendors

New to working with the government? New to working with DLA? Just looking for a place to get started?

Learn the basics with the Small Business Overview for Vendors.

The overview details what DLA is, what DLA buys, and how the federal government buys goods and services. Find out what programs your business might be eligible for and the steps and systems needed to become registered to do business with DLA. Also learn how to find current DLA and other federal government business opportunities, as well as where to turn if you need help.

Quick Resources

DLA Applications Resources

Having security certificate issues on DLA applications?

While most computers automatically recognize public Certification Authorities (CAs) that are trusted to validate the identity of the secure (HTTPS) websites, many .MIL sites are verified through private DoD CAs whose certificates require manual installation by a local system administrator. IT departments within the DoD typically install and update these certificates for their employees automatically, but there are occasions that updates do not reach all user workstations and a manual installation becomes necessary.  Non-DoD agencies, private sector organizations and home users do not typically have DoD CA certificates installed on their computers and will more than likely be required to complete the steps on the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) guide in order to access many DLA resources.

DLA Commodity Resources

DLA General Resources


  • Aviation Small Business - information about the DLA Aviation supply chain, what they procure, where to find procurement opportunities, and DLA Aviation Small Business points-of-contact
  • Disposition Small Business - describes DLA Disposition Services, what they procure, where to find procurement opportunities, major spend pattern, forecasted opportunities, and the DLA Disposition Small Business point-of-contact
  • Distribution Small Business - information about DLA Distribution, what they procure, where to find procurement opportunities, and the DLA Distribution Small Business point-of-contact
  • Energy Small Business - information about the DLA Energy supply chain, what they procure, where to find procurement opportunities, and DLA Energy Small Business points-of-contact
  • Innovation Small Business - information on where to find DLA innovation opportunities and how to submit new innovative ideas
  • Medical Small Business - information about DLA Troop Support's Medical supply chain, what they procure, how they procure, and DLA Troop Support's Small Business points-of-contact
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Program for Industry- information about the program and what it can do for small businesses
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Program for Government - information about the program and how the centers can assist your local, state, or federal government agency acquisition professionals
  • Professional Services - information about information technology, construction and transportation services
  • Small Business Innovation Programs (SBIP) - information about the DLA SBIP, Program links, Success Stories, Parts List, and the current Broad Agency Announcement Schedule
  • Steps to Doing Business with DLA - steps you should to take to do business with DLA
  • Top North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes - the top 15 NAICS codes by DLA Major Subordinate Commands and buying activities based on small business awards
  • Training Opportunities to include information on free Training, Knowledge, and Opportunities (TKO) Seminars and Webinars, and DLA Small Business Webinars that educate small businesses and others about DLA's mission and opportunities to participate in our various supply chains
  • Value Engineering - information about how DLA purchases replenishment parts to include where to find supply item information, how items are coded, the Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow Program, Source Approval Requests, and Alternate Offers
  • What We Buy - describes the various buying activities along with the respective Small Business Program Office contact information

DLA NAICS Code Resources

DLA Aviation Resources

DLA Land & Maritime Resources

DOD and Other Federal Government Resources

The links lead to resources outside of DLA's Office of Small Business Programs. The information provided should not be interpreted as an endorsement, sanction, approval, or authorization by DLA.