The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) embraces a culture that recognizes the critical role of small business in supporting our objective of "Building the Navy - Marine Corps Force for tomorrow."
The Department of the Navy has a decentralized procurement structure that purchased approximately $78 billion in goods and services during fiscal year 2007. Each of the department's Contracting Commands is responsible for acquiring the goods and services to fulfill its mission to support the Department of the Navy at sea, in the air and on land. Each Contracting Command has an associate director for small business programs that serves as the focal point for small business procurement opportunities.
The Navy has 11 Major Contracting Commands:
¥ Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
¥ Marine Corps Systems Command
¥ Military Sealift Command
¥ Naval Air Systems Command
¥ Naval Facilities Engineering Command
¥ Naval Inventory Control Point
¥ Naval Sea Systems Command
¥ Naval Supply Systems Command
¥ Office of Naval Research
¥ Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
¥ Strategic Systems Programs
The Navy Office of Small Business Programs is a policy office that develops legislative initiatives, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) cases and other policy initiatives designed to assist small businesses in entering the Navy contracting marketplace. The Navy has and will continue to support small business participation as both prime and subcontractors.
The Department of the Navy embraces the critical role of small businesses in maintaining the strength of our naval capability and the nation's economy by focusing on leadership, teamwork, customer service and mutually beneficial partnerships.