Doing Business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
One of the largest Government Agencies is one that you may not be too familiar with, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The DLA provides logistical, acquisition, and technical support for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other Federal Agencies and Allies. Selling to the DLA is an involved process that is mapped out for you here, with additional support on an as needed basis from us at CT PTAC. Keep in mind that some of the items that the DLA purchases include military spare parts, food, fuel, uniforms, medical supplies, and construction material for all Armed Forces, so there is opportunity for a variety of industries, products and services.
The starting point to selling to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is their Training Knowledge Opportunities (TKO) series. TKO is designed to show you, the Small Business, how to begin your working relationship with the Agency, what to expect, what they purchase and how to get onto their roster, as well as knowledge about the Agency as a whole.
For information and registration for either the TKO and Webinar seminars, please visit https://tko.dla.mil/, and select DLA Land and Maritime in the drop-down box to begin registration
Explore DLA Opportunities on the DLA Internet Bid Board System at www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil and https://beta.SAM.gov
As always, please reach out to your assigned CT PTAC Counselor for other networking and event opportunities with the DLA and other Agencies.
Training, Knowledge, and Opportunities (TKO) Seminar 2020 Dates: