The Defense Logistics Agency supplies virtually all of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment, as well as more than 84 percent of the military’s spare parts. From ice cream bars and bath towels to valve assemblies and aircraft structure beams, DLA buys it all. Every day DLA receives more than 130,000 requisitions, processes nearly 9,200 contract actions and does business with nearly 24,000 different suppliers.
See for yourself: Check out this List of Items that DLA is seeking. The list includes over 980,000 items, sorted by North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code, Federal Supply Class (FSC), National Item Identification Number (NIIN) and Nomenclature (name).
Best of all, DLA wants to buy from small businesses, and their Small Business Office offers regular training webinars to help you get started. The following webinars are scheduled for October:
October 15th 1 – 2 p.m. EDST Small Business Administration programs
October 16th 1 – 1:30 p.m. EDST Packaging
October 16th 2 – 3 p.m. EDST RFID
Also, you can view – at any time – the training slides used for the many topics covered in DLA Land & Maritime’s Training-Knowledge-Opportunities (TKO) seminars. Click here to view.
For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.