Department of Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is dedicated to supporting the needs of small businesses. The following questions are the most frequently received inquiries from small businesses to our office.
If you have additional questions, please call 202.685.6485 or email
What is the mission of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs?
The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs fosters acquisition opportunities where small businesses can best support Sailors, Marines, and their families through policy, advocacy, counseling & training.
Does the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs award contracts?
No. The vast majority of Department of the Navy (Navy and Marine Corps) contracts are awarded by DON’s ten buying Commands.
How do I do business with the Department of the Navy?
"Ten Steps to Success" document is published on our website. The 10 steps are designed to assist small businesses with obtaining the required information necessary to do business with the Department of the Navy.
How can I find opportunities available within the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) for small businesses?
You can identify current procurement opportunities in your product or service area by checking the Federal Business Opportunities website
www.fedbizopps.gov. You can identify Navy and Marine Corps, as well as other Federal procurement opportunities. Each of the Department of the Navy’s 10 Buying Commands posts a Long Range Procurement Forecast. Links to these forecasts can be found here.
DoD Small Business website to learn about
DoD Small Business with DoD and to view the DoD's Subcontracting Opportunities.
Who do I contact if I have questions about my contract, including questions about payment as a prime or subcontractor?
For questions about your contract, contact the Contracting Officer assigned to the Command that awarded the contract. Vendors may also contact the Small Business Professional. Note: Have the contract number available prior to calling the Small Business Professional!
Where can I find DoD contracting procedures and clauses?
These are contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
What is eSRS?
Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) is a government-wide Internet-based tool which streamlines the process of reporting on subcontracting plans, and provides agencies with access to analytical data on subcontracting performance. The eSRS eliminates the need for paper submissions and processing of the SF-294, SF-295, Individual Subcontracting Reports, and Summary Subcontracting Reports, by replacing the forms with an easy-to-use electronic process to submit the data.
The paper submission of SF-294 is only required for orders issued under either a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) or a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).
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