Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

DoD Small Business Opportunities

The purpose of this section is to identify areas of potential small business growth that are new, developing, or have recently come to the attention of this office. The intent is not to duplicate information which exists through traditional acquisition tools.

DoD Service Forecasts

Future acquisition forecasts are prepared by a number of organizations within DoD. Forecasting methodologies vary by service but constitute the 'best estimate' of each.



Air Force

Defense Logistics Agency

Rapid Innovation Fund

The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) is designed to transition innovative technologies, primarily from small businesses, that resolve Department of Defense operational challenges. A total of four Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), including one from each Military Department and one from the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), will be used to solicit white papers and technical proposals for RIF funding. Upon release, each of these BAAs will remain open for a minimum of 60 days.

DoD OSBP BAA on Rapid Innovation FundExternal Link

2011 - 2013 RIF InformationExternal Link

Previous Solicitations

Army BAA on Rapid Innovation FundExternal Link

Navy BAA on Rapid Innovation FundExternal Link

Air Force BAA on Rapid Innovation FundExternal Link

Rapid Equipping Force

The US Army's Rapid Equipping Force published a Broad Agency AgreementExternal Link on May 3, 2011 which seeks proposals for technical solutions that will address problems identified by field commanders. Participation by small business is encouraged.

Call for Program Proposals. FY12 Operational Energy Capabilities Improvement

DoD is seeking proposals to support or establish Science and Technology programs that would reduce the energy load at expeditionary outposts such as forward operating bases, combat outposts and patrol bases in combat, stability and humanitarian operations

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