Army OSBP FAQs
The Army OSBP is a small business advocacy organization committed to maximizing procurement opportunities for small businesses and minority-serving educational institutions in support of the Warfighter and Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).
The 8(a) program is a business development program that offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms. SDB certification pertains to benefits in Federal procurement. 8(a) firms automatically qualify for SDB certification. Please see the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Please visit the "training" section of our website (by clicking the "For Small Businesses" tab in the main menu) to access the various channels and materials for assistance. There you will find our interactive instructional module, "13 Steps to Doing Business with the Army", which is designed to assist small businesses in obtaining required certifications necessary to do business with the Army.
A small business concern is a business, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on contracts and qualified as a small business under the applicable size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 (FAR 19.102).
The size standard is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and is currently figured by either dollar revenue or number of employees. Click here to determine your company’s NAICS code(s).
The United States has a new industry classification system, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS is the first-ever North American industry classification system. The system was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. For the first time, government and business analysts are able to directly compare industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries.
To act as an advocate to maximize small business opportunities in support of the mission of their organization.
For questions about your contract, contact the Contracting Officer assigned to the agency that awarded the contract. Vendors may also contact the small business specialist.
Note: Have the contract number available prior to calling the small business specialist.