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Delivering Credible Sea-Based Deterrent Missile Systems

Strategic Systems Programs has more than 60-years of history providing credible sea-based deterrent missile systems. Our deterrent systems, which helped our Nation win the Cold War, remain a key factor in deterring nuclear war and conventional conflicts in the midst of a challenging global environment. As we seek to advance this vital deterrent mission, we are aware that 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.

Message to Small Business

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.

DOD Small Business 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.

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.

Navy Small Business Outreach

The Department of the Navy 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.

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. 

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