Take a moment to familiarize yourself with each type of program. These programs will be addressed in more detail in the Small Business Programs module. Select each program to learn more; when finished, select Next to continue. Small Business Programs The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the Executive Branch Government agency responsible for administering the Small Business Programs. The categories of Small Business Programs include small business and small businesses in the socioeconomic categories which are: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and 8(a) Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Mentor-Protégé Program Through this program DoD encourages prime contractors to support the development of technical, management, and other business capabilities of small businesses to enable them to be viable DoD contractors. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs These programs provide research and development funding to small businesses to promote development of innovative technologies. Indian Incentive Program Through incentive payments to the prime contractor, this program incentivizes subcontracting to Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises or Indian Organizations. Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) This competitive, merit-based program accelerates the fielding of innovative technologies into military systems. Its purpose is to stimulate innovation while reducing acquisition or life cycle costs, addressing technical risks, and improving the timeliness and thoroughness of test and evaluation outcomes.
The Small Business Subcontracting Program Under defined circumstances, requires that negotiated and sealed bid acquisitions include a subcontracting plan requirement when subcontracting possibilities exist. DoD’s Small Business Goals, Metrics, and Outcomes A primary overarching objective for the 2017 fiscal year of the Department regarding small business is to access innovations and realize efficiencies that will result in improved support of the warfighter. To achieve this objective, DoD’s OSBP strives to increase small business utilization in DoD acquisitions. One measure of success of increased small business utilization is to achieve or exceed the department's small business and socioeconomic program goals. Select the DoD Prime Contracting Goals and DoD Subcontracting Goals boxes located at the bottom of the image to learn more. Then, select Next to continue. DoD FY17 Prime Contracting Goals Small Business - 22.00% Small Disadvantaged Business - 5.00% Women-Owned Small Business - 5.00% Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business - 3.00% HUBZone Small Business - 3.00% See Source document on SBA website: heet_20161201.pdf DoD FY17 Subcontracting Goals Small Business - 34.00%
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