Doing Business with the Department of Defense

COVID-19 Notice

For vendors who haven't previously done business with the Federal Government or the DoD, please review the following helpful links:

Doing Business with DoD

We encourage companies interested in delivering capability to the Warfighter to do business with the DoD. For those companies that have not previously done business with the Federal Government or DoD, we have developed the "Contracting with the Department of Defense: A Step by Step Approach to the DoD Marketplace" found here.

This guide makes it easier for companies based in the United States and abroad to understand how to successfully do business with DoD, including how to help in the Department’s response to COVID-19.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our Nation, and our Warfighters!

Defense Pricing and Contracting

Our priority is to deliver capability at the point of need through a Defense Acquisition System that is flexible, tailorable, and enables speed. Under authority, direction, and control of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Defense Pricing and Contracting is responsible for all pricing, contracting, and procurement policy matters, including e-Business, within DoD.

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy

Industrial Policy is committed to making it easier for businesses to understand the various avenues available to work with DoD. In the Defense Acquisition Toolkit, you will find a visual representation of the key touchpoints for any business that might wish to create or expand their relationship with the DoD. The Toolkit includes basic steps to take in order to make conversations with the Department more productive, identifies a number of additional resources across the United States Government, and outlines various events that companies can attend to learn more. Within the Toolkit are embedded links to all of the listed resources. The Defense Acquisition Toolkit is available for viewing here.

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Small Business Resources

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy office hosts a number of resources, from reports outlining the importance of manufacturing and the industrial base to national security, to funding opportunities for businesses. The Department maximizes opportunities for small businesses to compete for DoD prime contracts and subcontracts. We have designed a Defense Acquisition toolkit for the purpose of encouraging small businesses to maximize shared interests. Learn all about COVID-19 Resources and Guidance to Protect American Small Businesses, Workers and Families here.

Doing Business with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

As the Nation’s combat logistics support agency, the DLA manages the global supply chain – from raw materials to end user to disposition – for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, 11 Combatant Commands, other Federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. Learn more about doing business with DLA here.