Doing Business with DLA Strategic Materials

The information below provides details on how to do business with DLA Strategic Materials.  For acquisition opportunities, please visit and search using or DoDAAC "SP8000."  In order to participate in acquisitions, your company must complete an entity registration in System for Award Management (SAM).  Please keep in mind that this registration process is free through the website.  For questions regarding Small Business information, please visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website.

Quick Reference:

  • For acquisition opportunities visit
    Quick tip: Search for DLA Strategic Materials contract opportunities using or DoDAAC "SP8000"
  • System for Award Management (SAM)
    Quick tip: Be sure to register your company to be eligible to participate in Government acquisitions.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Quick tip: For Small Business information please visit the SBA website


Sales Program:
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.


Material Testing:
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.