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*FedMall COVID-19 Non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment Contingency Corridor for Small Business – UPDATE

Recent memorandum, dated February 1, 2021 updates the procedures that contracting officers and small business contractors may use to request a Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) as needed for the purpose of using FedMall to acquire non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if the contractor does not already have a DoDAAC.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) created a Contingency Corridor within the FedMall Marketplace to allow DoD small business contractors to purchase non-medical PPE and similar material offered by commercial vendors in order to maintain a safe workplace and ensure continued performance under government contracts.The Small Business Contractor Contingency Store on FedMall is open. DoD Small Business government contractors are authorized to purchase non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) direct from suppliers with a government purchase card or corporate credit card. FedMall has numerous vendors with over 220 items for sale to meet your PPE needs. The offerings include cloth facemasks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, protective gloves, gowns, face shields, thermometers, signage and other social distancing aids for the workplace. For additional information, please visit the Quick Start Guide - Contractor Contingency Store and Contractor Registration Form for Contingency.

(Information courtesy of FedMall.)

Online Resources


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


Annual Small Business Conference May 12-14, 2020

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


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

How to Request Beam Time for Heavy Ion Testing