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SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF SMALL BUSINESS
WOSB
The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes Contracting Officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs.
SDVOSB
The qualities veterans developed in the military—discipline, tenacity and adaptability—make them excellent entrepreneurs
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HUBZONE
In full-and-open competitions, HUBZone-certified companies’ bids are given a 10-percent-price-evaluation preference.
SPECIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
SBIR/STTR
DoD’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invests more than $1 billion each year in small business technology.

RIF
The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program inserts promising and mature technologies with immediate application potential into programs of record. 

MPP
In the past five years, proteges participating in DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) have been awarded more than $6.5 billion in contracts and subcontracts.

IIP
The Indian Incentive Program (IIP) helps Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises win subcontracts. 

VELOCITER
The Velociter program guides and nurtures small businesses and innovators beyond Phase II of the DoD SBIR program. 

STEM
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative nurtures small businesses with a STEM mission. 

MISSION ACHIEVEMENTS CYBERSECURITY
Mission
We maximize opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.
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In fiscal year 2016, DoD exceeded its small business prime contracting goal of 21.26 percent, awarding 22.94 percent of prime contracts to small businesses.
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DoD has a range of regulatory and voluntary programs that improve the collective cybersecurity of the nation and protect U.S. interests.
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TWEETS

 

SPOTLIGHT

Don't Miss SBTW18
Small Business Training Week (SBTW18) is slated for April 23-27, 2018, in New Orleans. It will feature an outstanding lineup of dynamic speakers as well as engaging workshops led by respected experts. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for government employees to learn, build relationships and share best practices. You’ll be briefed on new legislation and policy changes. You’ll make invaluable connections and learn about tools, tactics and strategies that make you more effective at work. You can also earn up to 27 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs). 

SBTW18 is restricted to government employees. Details about SBTW18 are here

NEWS

SAM Update

On March 22, 2018, GSA announced alleged fraudulent activity in System for Award Management (SAM), the main database for federal contractors. There is an active investigation by the GSA Office of Inspector General. At this time, GSA believes that only a limited number of entities registered in SAM are suspected of being impacted by this alleged fraudulent activity.
Please read this update from GSA, and as always, take every precaution to protect your sensitive  information, including login and password

information for SAM. For more information please visit here.


Fiscal Year 2018 Small Business Procurement Goals 
Every year the DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) assigns small business prime contracting goal to 25 buying commands. Check out the goals for fiscal year 2018.