We maximize opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.
We are a network of Small Business Professionals with common values, shared knowledge and regular communication who partner with acquisition professionals seeking small businesses to fulfill DoD procurement requirements and give our Service Members the competitive advantage.
Small Business Professionals' Values
Leadership: We provide the direction and resources needed to achieve DoD small business procurement objectives while managing differing perspectives, change, challenges and opportunities.
Evaluate, refine and propose policy to ensure maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses of the DoD industrial base to participate in DoD procurement, while prioritizing the accomplishment of the DoD mission; engage in the legislative and regulatory processes to ensure DoD complies with regulations and statutes and, when appropriate, recommend adjustments to improve the contribution of small businesses to national security
Contribute to the DoD acquisition strategy, market research and contracting processes and activities to ensure small businesses receive the maximum practical opportunity to provide innovative, cost-competitive and timely products and services to satisfy DoD procurement requirements
Implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) small business regulations through issuance of DD 2579 reviews for each contract over $10,000, and, recommendations to adjust regulations when appropriate
Policy guidance to DoD Components as well as small business contractors and subcontractors on all small business issues and small business programs, including: small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, historically underutilized business zone small business, small disadvantaged business, women-owned small business, DoD Mentor-Protégé Program, Indian Incentive Program, Small Business Innovation Research, and Small Business Technology Transfer Reports, responses and other communications requested by Congress, GAO, DoD IG and the Small Business Administration
The Small Business Act (15 USC Sections 631-657)
Establishes mandatory small business contracting goals and small business programs applicable to all Federal agencies, including the DoD.
DoD Instruction 5134.04 (Director of Small Business Programs)
Establishes the Director of SBP as the principal advisor to the USD(AT&L) and the Secretary of Defense on small business matters and providing small businesses the maximum practicable opportunity for contracts in accordance with the Small Business Act.
DoD Instruction 4205.01 (DoD Small Business Programs)
Establishes the DoD small business programs under the authority of the Director of SBP. DoD small business programs include: small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, historically underutilized business zone small business, small disadvantaged business, Women-owned small business, DoD Mentor-Protégé Program, Indian Incentive Program, Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer, and all other small business programs in the DoD.
The Small Business Innovation Development Act (15 USC Section 638)
SBIR: This section of the Small Business Act establishes the SBIR program as well as the rules governing the program.
Defense Research and Development Rapid Innovation Program a/k/a RIF (10 USC Section 2359)
RIF: The RIF Program was created in NDAA fiscal year 2011 and made permanent by NDAA fiscal year 2017. RIF is a competitive, merit-based program designed to accelerate the fielding of innovative technologies into military systems.
Indian Financing Act (25 USC Section 1544)
Established the Indian Incentive Program (IIP) to motivate prime contractors to subcontract to Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises by providing a 5% rebate back to the prime contractor for doing so.
Pilot Mentor-Protege Program (10 USC Section 2302)
MPP: The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) provides incentives for DoD contractors to assist protégé firms in enhancing their capabilities and increases participation of such firms in Government and commercial contracts.
Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontract Plan (Public Law 101-189)
Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan (CSP) Program: The CSP Program allows negotiation and administration of an overall (comprehensive) subcontracting plan for large contractors who choose to participate. The CSP applies to every contract, precluding the need to spend time and resources to individually negotiate subcontracting plans for each contract. This reduces administrative burden on contractors and therefore costs.