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Electronic Small Business Information Exchange (eSBIE) Directory and Marketplace

The eSBIE system is a new, secure method for you to register your capabilities with the MDA Office of Small Business Programs. If you had previously utilized our Directory or Marketplace system, the eSBIE system is the replacement. If this is your first time interfacing with us, welcome! Please note that if you had previously been registered in our system, you will need to register a new account.

The eSBIE system provides the small business community with a repository for registering their company capabilities with the MDA Office of Small Business Programs. By registering in this system, you allow us to more easily reach out to you when the MDA has potential opportunities for your company. You are also able to utilize the Marketplace, which is an area of the site filled with current and upcoming contracting opportunities with our Agency. The Marketplace also allows you to search through interested companies on select opportunities to aid in your search for a potential teaming partner.

Click to access the eSBIE.

Missile Defense Agency Small Business Advocacy Council

The Missile Defense Agency Small Business Advocacy Council (MDASBAC) is dedicated to fostering and showcasing a superior collaborative environment for Missile Defense Prime Contractors that develop and promote successful small business relationships to achieve common goals.

Further, the MDASBAC seeks to strengthen the alliance with the MDA and large prime contractors to support the agency's missions and small business goals.

Click here for more information regarding the MDASBAC participants and contacts.

Mentor-Protégé Program

The Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering them with large companies under individual, project-based agreements. These partnerships have, in the past, delivered a variety of products and services for the MDA and will continue to provide the DoD with winning relationships for all entities involved. In the future, all new Mentor-Protégé Program agreements will be standalone, firm fixed price contracts.

For more information on the Mentor-Protégé Program, please refer to the DFARS Subpart 219.71-Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program.

To view an informative brochure detailing the Mentor-Protégé Program, please click here.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at Outreach@mda.mil.

Calendar of Events

The OSBP attends many conferences and outreach events around the country.

Click here to view a calendar of upcoming events.

Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer

Advanced Research administers MDA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are the fourth largest in the Department of Defense. The agency's focus for the SBIR and STTR programs is to pursue technologies that could spur a revolutionary leap or enhancement, decrease the time required to transform them into actual applications for insertion into the Missile Defense System, and benefit from commercialization of the technology. MDA system elements submit research topics that are applicable to the needs of the Missile Defense System. Radar and Electro-optic Sensors, Manufacturing, Materials Development, Modeling and Simulation, Command and Control, and Propulsion are all example topics.

Click here for more information on SBIR/STTR programs.

DoD Prime and Subcontracting

A more detailed look at prime and subcontracting regulations and reporting requirements for the Department of Defense

DoD Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity in DoD Acquisition Regulations

Past Missile Defense OSBP Conferences

2020 Conference Agenda and Materials

Annual Small Business Conference June 25-26, 2019

Annual Small Business Conference May 15-16, 2018

Annual Small Business Conference June 21-22, 2017

Annual Small Business Conference June 8-9, 2016

Annual Small Business Conference August 13-14, 2015

Annual Small Business Conference July 23 - 24, 2014

Downloadable Resources

Understanding How to do Business with MDA

Understanding How to do Business with MDA

Provides information about MDA OSBP and its implementation of acquisition related socioeconomic procurement programs, science and technology research programs, and how to best market your product/service/technology to support the Missile Defense Agency.

Checklist for Doing Business with MDA

Checklist for Doing Business with MDA

A step-by-step guide to help small businesses do business with the MDA.

Outreach Program Brochure

Outreach Program Brochure

An introduction to the OSBP Outreach Program.

Current OSBP Quarterly Newsletter

Current Newsletter

A quarterly message from the OSBP Director, program and activity updates.

Newsletter Archive

Regional OSBP Offices

Preaward Accounting Checklist

Preaward Accounting Checklist

For any cost type contract, the FAR requires that a contractor have an accounting system adequate for determining cost applicable to the contract or order. This Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) checklist is useful in determining whether your current accounting system is adequate to capture costs as required under FAR Part 16.301-3 (3).

CyberSecurity Brochure