The Army OSBP is a small business advocacy organization committed to maximizing procurement opportunities for small businesses and minority-serving educational institutions in support of the Warfighter and Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).
Army does not offer loans or grants to begin or expand a small business.
You will find out how in our interactive instructional module, 11 Steps to Doing Business with the Army", which is designed to assist small businesses in obtaining required certifications necessary to do business with the Army.
The 8(a) program is a business development program that offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms. SDB certification pertains to benefits in Federal procurement. 8(a) firms automatically qualify for SDB certification.
A small business concern is a business, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on contracts and qualified as a small business under the applicable size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 (FAR 19.102).
The size standard is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and is currently figured by either dollar revenue or number of employees.
The United States has a new industry classification system, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS is the first-ever North American industry classification system. The system was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. For the first time, government and business analysts are able to directly compare industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries.
SBA is responsible for establishing size standards for the different industries in the economy. Click here to determine your company’s size standard.
OSBP posts upcoming events of interest for small business vendors to its online Calendar of Events.
To act as an advocate to maximize small business opportunities in support of the mission of their organization.
To locate a small business in your area, refer to the System for Award Management (SAM).