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Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program – Overview

The purpose of Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is to harness the innovative talents of our nation’s small technology companies for U.S. military and economic strength. STTR’s most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations. Definition: The Small […]

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Maximum Practicable Opportunity Analysis Model

The small business Maximum Practicable (MaxPrac) Opportunity Analysis Model is an analytic methodology that uses Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) acquisition data to identify potential opportunities for increased Small Business (SB) participation in unclassified contract awards. There are two (2) separate versions of MaxPrac: DoD only data Federal civilian agencies as a collective whole The

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Small Business Set Asides

A Small Business Set-Aside is the reserving of an acquisition or a portion of an acquisition exclusively for a small business. The Set-Aside is governed by FAR Part 19 “Small Business” and is based on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) and Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards. The NAICS code may indicate a qualifying

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Government Purchase Card Program

The Government Purchase Card (GPC) Program (also known as the GSA SmartPay Program) provides charge cards to agencies/departments throughout the U.S. Government. The GPC Program is intended to streamline the small purchase and the payment process, minimize paperwork, eliminate imprest fund transactions, and generally simplify the administrative effort associated with procuring goods and services under

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Green Procurement Program

Green Procurement Program (GPP) is the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services in accordance with one or more of the established Federal “green” procurement preference programs. To prevent waste and pollution, these programs require Executive agencies to consider environmental impacts, along with price, performance, and other traditional factors, when making purchasing decisions. The following

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DoD Office of Small Business Programs

The Office of Small Business Programs advises the Secretary of Defense on all matters related to small business and are try to maximize the contributions of small business in DoD acquisitions. They provide leadership and governance to the Military Departments and Defense Agencies to meet the needs of the nations’ Warfighters, creating opportunities for small

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Mentor-Protege Program

  The Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) offers assistance to small disadvantaged businesses by helping them expand the overall base of their marketplace participation which has produced more jobs and increased national income.  It assists small businesses (protégés) in successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors)

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Blanket Purchase Order (BPO)

  A Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) is a long term agreement that includes a description of the items needed, unite price, and contractual provisions.  Although a single blanket purchase order number is only set up one time, it can allow multiple releases against it at different times throughout a set time period. A “release” occurs

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Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) is a small business owned at least 51% by a disabled veteran as deemed by the Veterans Administration. These business owners have access to certain federal contract sets asides. The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)), states that the President of the United States must set aside 3% of all

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HUBZone

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a “principal office” in one of these specially

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Small Disadvantaged Business

A Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) is a small business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. SDB status makes a company eligible for bidding and contracting benefit programs involved with federal procurement. Businesses must be certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to

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FAR Part 19 Small Business

FAR Part 19 “Small Business” implements the acquisition-related sections of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631) and is located in FAR Subchapter D, Socioeconomic Programs. Website: FAR Part 19 “Small Business FAR Part 19 addresses the main topics of [1] Participation eligibility; Respective roles of executive agencies and the Small Business Administration (SBA); Set

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Small Business Administration

  The Small Business Administration (SBA) was founded on July 30, 1953 to help assist small businesses with advocacy, loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: [1] Access to Capital (Business Financing) – SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing

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Purchasing & Small Business Overview

A Small Business is not dominant in its field of operation and qualifies as a small business concern under Title 13, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 (13 CFR 121). In the Department of Defense (DoD), FAR Part 19 – Small Business implements the acquisition-related sections of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631) and

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