Small Business Programs support the Industrial Policy (IndPol) mission by maximizing industrial base opportunities that ensure our nation’s small businesses remain responsive, resilient, secure and diversified to directly support the National Defense Strategy, the broader Defense Industrial Base (DIB), and a robust economy by contributing innovation, cost effectiveness and agility to respond to current and future Warfighter requirements.
National Defense Strategy lines of effort directly supported:
Small Business Programs support the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) and the Secretary of Defense on all issues related to:
Small Business Programs support DoD requirements mandated by:
THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT
(15 USC Sections 631-657)
Establishes mandatory small business contracting goals and small business programs applicable to all Federal agencies, including the DoD.
DOD INSTRUCTION 4205.01
(DoD Small Business Programs)
Establishes DoD small business programs under the authority of the Director of SBP. DoD small business programs include: small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, historically underutilized business zone small business, small disadvantaged business, Women-owned small business, DoD Mentor-Protégé Program, Indian Incentive Program and all other small business programs in the DoD as defined by The Small Business Act (15 USC Sections 631-657).
PILOT MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM
(10 USC Section 2302)
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) provides incentives for DoD contractors to assist protégé firms in enhancing their capabilities and increases participation of such firms in Government and commercial contracts.
DOD INSTRUCTION 5134.04
(Director of Small Business Programs)
Establishes the Director of Small Business Programs as the principal advisor to the USD(A&S) and the Secretary of Defense on small business matters and providing small businesses the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts in accordance with the Small Business Act.
COMPREHENSIVE SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN
(Public Law 101-189)
Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan (CSP) Program: The CSP Program allows negotiation and administration of an overall (comprehensive) subcontracting plan for large contractors who choose to participate. The CSP applies to every contract, precluding the need to spend time and resources to individually negotiate subcontracting plans for each contract. This reduces administrative burdens and costs on contractors.
INDIAN FINANCING ACT
(25 USC Section 1544)
Establishes the Indian Incentive Program (IIP) to motivate prime contractors to subcontract to Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises by providing a 5% rebate back to the prime contractor for doing so.