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.
Getting Started and Customer Registration
In order to view or obtain information through our new sales portal, you must first establish an account in the Account Managing and Provisioning System (AMPs). Access AMPs Account/Role Request. This will provide you with a unique login that is password protected. Once your account is established, you will be able to request a role to access the Sales Portal. Access for more information on creating a secure password.
News sales program registrants must submit copies of the most recent income statement, balance sheet, list of company credit references and any other documentation that will verify the financial level of business transactions. The information submitted will be reviewed prior to AMPs account request approval. Copies of this documentation should be emailed to the attention of the DLA Strategic Materials Directorate of Contracting at DLAStrategicMaterials@dla.mil.
Purchasing Commodities from DLA Strategic Materials
New customers must request an account and then establish a company profile. Once approved, registering for the desired solicitation type can begin. For more information on registering to quote on material, please view the Customer Action Guide. Negotiated tenders do not require pre-registration. ALL quotes (for BOA or Negotiated tenders) MUST be submitted via the DLA-Strategic Materials Sales Portal. Quotes WILL NOT be accepted under any other transmissions.
In order to receive email notifications regarding DLA Strategic Materials activities, interested parties must update their contact profile in the Strategic Materials Sales Portal.
In order to participate in Sales offerings, customers must register for the desired solicitation type in the Sales Menu section of the Strategic Materials Sales Portal.
Creating a Contact Profile:
Once you have established your AMPs account and role, you are now ready to create a contact profile.
Editing a Contact Profile:
Once you have established your company profile, the guide below will assist you in editing the information your company profile displays. This will also help in selecting which information you would like to obtain regarding the various commodities.
Creating a PIN:
A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required for submitting Solicitation Registrations, Quotes and Shipment Requests. Your PIN is a six (6) digit number that is initially selected by the user. When creating a PIN, the user must specify a security question and answer to be used when the user has forgotten the PIN and would like to generate a new one.
Registering for a Solicitation:
In order to submit offers on the commodities DLA Strategic Materials has available for sale, you must first register your company for the Sales Program, submit the Solicitation submittals and then acknowledge the individual material amendments prior to participating in any open offerings.
Submitting an Offer:
Once your company has been approved to participate in the sales offering, the guide linked below will assist you in submitting a quote.
If your company has been awarded material, you will be required to submit shipping instructions prior to contract expiration. The guide below will assist you in navigating the sales portal to request shipment of the material.
Submitting A Pricing Declaration (negotiated contracts only)
If your company has been awarded material under a negotiated contract, you may be required (depending on contract terms) to submit pricing declarations based on your awarded formula. The guide below will walk you through submitting a pricing declaration on your negotiated contract.