Common Entry Point for Small Businesses


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DoD Small Business Scorecard FY23
The Mentor-Protégé Program has an updated list of approved mentors available in the MPP Resources section.
On Dec. 26, 2023, DoD published the much-anticipated proposed rule change for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.
The Office of Small Business Programs maximizes opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.
About 1/3 of imposter scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission involve someone posing as a Government official.
You're a small business owner interested in working with the DoD, but how do you get from where you are now to winning a coveted contract?


Committed to Inclusion


Explore the programs you may be eligible for
to support your federal contracting goals:


Women-Owned Small BusinessWoman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes
Contracting Officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs. 

Additional Resources>>



Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small BusinessService-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The qualities developed in the military- discipline, tenacity,
and adaptability-  make Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
Small Businesses (SDVOSB) excellent entrepreneurs. 
Additional Resources>>



HUBZoneHistorically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

In full and open competition, a HUBZone-certified
company bid is given a 10 percent price-evaluation
preference. Additional Resources>>




Small Disadvantaged BusinessSmall Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Each year, the Federal Government awards about 10%
of all Federal contract dollars, or roughly $50 billion in 
contracts, to Small Disadvantaged Businesses.
                              Additional Resources>>




To help provide a level playing field for small businesses
owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people
or entities, the government limits competition for certain
contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business 
                                Development program. Additional Resources>>





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     Contract Opportunities

          The System for Award Management (SAM)
          is a government-wide registry for doing
          business with the Federal government.

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April 5, 2024

Ignite the Future: Small Business Training Week

The premier training event of the year for federal acquisition and small business professionals starts in 24 days!

April 5, 2024

First Change to the U.S. Census Reporting in 27 Years

For the first time since 1997, the U.S. Census will change how it identifies people by race and ethnicity.

April 5, 2024

ICAM Networking Days Brings Diverse Collaborators Together

This week, members of our leadership team participated in the DoD’s Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office’s Networking Days event at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, Va. with representatives from industry, academia, government program offices, and the Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCIEP) directorate.

April 5, 2024

Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses Affected by Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Small businesses impacted by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Maryland last week can apply for a disaster loan of up to $2 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help overcome any revenue loss.

March 22, 2024

Why America Needs The Defense Industrial Base

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks made the case at the Reagan Institute's National Security Innovation Base Summit on Wednesday that we all have a responsibility to foster a broad national security innovation base.



APEX Accelerators: Helping Small Businesses
Learn How to Navigate the Procurement Process


Assistance for small businesses who are looking for opportunities to do business with the DoD is available at 96 APEX Accelerators across the country. APEX Accelerators are essentially the front door for small businesses to gain the education and training to become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts. Meet an APEX Accelerator client and hear about their success in the following video.





Mentor-Protégé (MPP) Summit 2024  | July 29 - Aug. 1

Join us in Detroit, July 29 - August 1, 2024, and seize the opportunity to engage with businesses, from large corporations to small enterprises. MPP Summit provides a platform for one-on-one networking that can enhance the growth and collaboration of companies within the defense industry. The event will also cover important information about the DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program for small businesses.



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