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SSP has over 50-years of history providing credible sea-based deterrent missile systems. Our deterrent systems have been and remain a key factor in preventing nuclear war, and they helped our Nation win the Cold War.  We still have this vital deterrent mission.  However, delivery of high-quality and well supported systems to the fleet on time and within budget is no longer sufficient.  In the current environment and in the foreseeable future, it is necessary to better this performance to achieve more with greater efficiency and to free resources to address emergent needs.

Our missile systems continue to provide both nuclear and conventional deterrence to national threats from abroad in today’s political environment.

SSP Mission Statement

“Provide credible and affordable strategic solutions to the Warfighter”.

Message to Small Businesses

SSP is committed to providing maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled veteran-owned small business and women-owned small business concerns.  SSP encourages small and small disadvantaged businesses to partner, team or joint venture to maximize their opportunity to receive prime contracts.  The Forecast will assist small and small disadvantaged businesses with the opportunity to obtain prime and subcontracting opportunities.  SSP’s program offices provide information contained in this document. 

OSBP Contact Information

Office of Small Business Programs
Strategic Systems Programs
1250 10th Street, SE, Suite 5200-14
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5127
Commercial: (202) 433-7857

Investigate Other DOD Programs
There are several DOD Small Business Programs that may be of interest to you, including Mentor Protégé, Small Business Innovation Research, Women-Owned Small Business, Veteran-owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Program.  Information on these programs, DOD publications, and much more is available for downloading from the DOD Office of Small Business Programs web site.

Explore Subcontracting Opportunities 
Regardless of your product or service, it is important not to neglect this very large secondary market.  See who our prime contractors are that may have subcontracting opportunities.  We encourage your to investigate potential opportunities with these firms.

Seek Additional Assistance as Needed in the Navy and DOD Marketplace
Procurement Technical Assistance Program are located in most states and partially funded by DOD to provide small businesses with comprehensive information on how to do business with the DOD.  They provide one-on-one counseling, marketing/market research, bid matching service, seminars and conferences, training and counseling on marketing strategies, business development, financial and contracting issues, and procurement regulations. 
 
Participate in DON Small Business Outreach Events
DON sponsors several small business fairs during the year where you can market your firm to program office staff and SSP’s prime contractors.  These events also provide the opportunity to network with other businesses for potential learning and subcontracting arrangements.  For more information, go to US Department of Navy: Office of Small Business Programs web site.

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