If you are interested in doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), make plans now to be in Savannah on June 15 & 16.
DLA is the Department of Defense’s largest combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to America’s Military Services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.
DLA is responsible for nearly every consumable item used by our military forces worldwide. These include aviation, land and maritime weapon systems spare parts, fuel, and critical troop-support items involving food, clothing and textiles, medical, and construction equipment and material. DLA also procures depot level repairables.
The June 15-16 conference is co-hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Small Business Contractors and is designed to connect small business suppliers with the DLA.
Special note: This event will have a special focus on suppliers with products listed on this Federal Supply Class List.
The cost to attend this event is $119 for USWCC Supplier and Small Business Members (Not a member? Join here) or $169 for non-members
To see the full agenda and to register, visit http://www.uswcc.org/dla-ga.
Among those speaking at the event are the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center’s Larry Blige, and Vikki Hawthorne of the Defense Supply Center- Columbus, Small Business Programs Office.
DLA by the Numbers
- Items managed: nearly 5 million – Eight supply chains
- Fiscal Year 2009 revenues: nearly $38 billion
- Requisitions per day: 111,000
- Contract actions per day: 8,000
- Number of weapons systems supported: nearly 1,600
Here are a few tips from GTPAC. If you decide to attend this event, you’ll want to prepare. To assist you in this process, be sure to read our articles on attending a government trade show, how to prepare an “elevator speech,” and the need for a Capabilities Statement.