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					                                 Doing Business with
                         the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC–Warren
                                        (Updated on 2 Jun 2009)


Table of Contents
Part 1.   TACOM LCMC Home Page
Part 2.   TACOM LCMC ProcNet
Part 3.   TACOM LCMC ProcNet Warren
Part 4.   Ongoing Opportunities with TACOM LCMC Organizations
Part 5.   Other Resources



Part 1. TACOM LCMC Home Page: http://www.tacom.army.mil

The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) is more a community of “focus” or “purpose”
than one of location or a single chain of command. It unites a community of Army organizations that
focus on soldier and ground systems throughout the entire life cycle of those systems from concept
development, through technology development, system development and demonstration, production and
deployment, operations and support, and finally disposal. Further explanations about who we are, what
we do, the Command Group, history, and business groups can be found at the links on the left side of
the home page. The TACOM LCMC community consists of the following Acquisition, Logistics, and
Technology organizations as well as Contracting support.

PEOs and PMs (Acquisition): The Program Executive Offices (PEOs) manage the development,
systems integration, acquisition, testing, fielding, product improvement, and sustainment of systems to
ensure safe, effective, suitable and supportable capabilities are provided to the Warfighter while meeting
cost, schedule and performance goals. The links in the center of the home page will take you to
networking information as well as information on vehicles and other systems they manage. This will give
you an idea of who may have a use for your product or service.

    Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), Warren, MI
    Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS), Warren, MI
    Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier), Natick, MA
    Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO CBD)
    Program Manager Future Combat Systems brigade Combat Team (FCS (BCT)), Warren, MI

Integrated Logistics Support Center (Logistics) http://tri.army.mil: The Integrated Logistics Support
Center (ILSC) is the Life-Cycle Sustainment Manager for all TACOM LCMC managed items. It provides
logistics support to the PEOs and for approximately 3,500 weapon systems that form the core of
America's ground combat capability. The ILSC web site has networking information on each of its
directorates. The ILSC’s Industrial Base Operations (IBO) Directorate leverages the combined capability
of Depots, Arsenals that belong to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), and
Manufacturing and Technology Centers listed below. There are links for most of these installations on
the left side of the TACOM LCMC Home page.

    Red River Army Depot (RRAD), Texarkana, TX
    Anniston Army Depot (ANAD), Anniston, AL
    Sierra Army Depot (SIAD), CA
    Detroit Arsenal (DTA), Warren, MI
    Rock Island Arsenal & Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC), Rock Island, IL
    Watervliet Arsenal & Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (WVA-JMTC), Watervliet, NY
    Joint Systems Manufacturing Center-Lima (JSMC), Lima, OH http://www.lima.army.mil

Research, Development, and Engineering (RD&E) Organizations (Technology): The organizations
listed below belong to the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM). RDECOM
provides the full spectrum of basic research, development, engineering and analysis of war fighter systems
from concept to capability, getting the right technology to the right place at the right time for the war
fighter. The links in the center of the home page will take you to networking information and the types of

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R&D each site conducts. There is information on different ways to do business with each site, such as
unsolicited proposals, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer
(SBIR/STTR) Programs, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Cooperative
Agreements, Technology Investment Agreements, Test Services Agreements, Education Partnership
Agreements, and Patent License Agreements.

    U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Warren, MI
    U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny, NJ
    U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Natick MA
    U.S Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Contracting Center: The Contracting Center provides contracting support to the requirements offices:
the ILSC, the PEOs and PMs, and the RD&E organizations. The Contracting Center is located at the six
installations listed below. The Contracting Locations link on the left side of the Home Page will take you
to the Procurement Network or ProcNet (See Part 2) which contains solicitations, contract awards, and
other business information for all six installations.

    Red River Army Depot (RRAD), Texarkana, TX
    Anniston Army Depot (ANAD), Anniston, AL
    Sierra Army Depot (SIAD), CA
    Detroit Arsenal (DTA), Warren, MI
    Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), Rock Island, IL
    Watervliet Arsenal (WVA), Watervliet, NY

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Part 2. TACOM LCMC ProcNet http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/.
The Command’s online Procurement Network or “ProcNet,” is our contracting face to private industry –

Contracting Locations: At the top of the ProcNet homepage and on the map of the United States,
you’ll find links to websites for each contracting location (Depots and Arsenals) and you’re encouraged to
carefully explore each one. Part 3 of this guide explores ProcNet Warren, just one of the many sites.

FedBizOpps: You will find this link on the right side of the page. You can search for solicitations from
all sources in the Federal Government. You can also use the Vendor Registration * feature to obtain
automatic notices of solicitations for NAICS codes of interest to your firm.

Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI): You will find this link on the right side of the page. You can
search for solicitations from all sources in the Army. You can also use the Vendor Registration * feature
to obtain automatic notices of solicitations for NAICS codes of interest to your firm.

* Note: You may register for notices at each of the TACOM LCMC ProcNet sites (Contracting locations)
separately. The government used to use a “push” system under which, for each solicitation, a list of
potential suppliers was generated and solicitations were mailed to those on the bidder’s list. Now we use
a “pull” system under which the solicitations are posted to the web sites where potential suppliers can go
to find them and download them. It is a common misconception that all TACOM LCMC solicitations can
be found in all three places, the local ProcNet sites, ASFI, and FedBizOpps. If you use the Vendor
Registration for all three, you will be less likely to miss notices of solicitations of interest to your firm.

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Part 3. TACOM LCMC ProcNet Warren
http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/opportunity.htm

The top of the Business Opportunities page contains links to on-line instructions, user-guides, indexes,
and acquisition information. One tool you will find particularly useful is the TACOM-Warren Vendor
Registration mentioned in the Note in Part 2. You will also find the page contains important notices to
vendors such as instructions for using the new on-line proposal submission system, the ASFI Bid
Response System.

While it’s best for all new ProcNet Warren users to take time to get acquainted with the website’s contents
from top to bottom, you’ll find that if you scroll down to the middle of the page, there are listed several
areas of ProcNet-Warren that business opportunities and leads are concentrated.

Open and On-the-Street Solicitations: If TACOM-Warren is buying any type of hardware item or
collection of items, to include spare and repair parts, it will post a request for proposals here with
associated drawings and technical specifications, if any, and eligibility restrictions (e.g., whether the
action is set-aside for all small businesses or just a certain category of small businesses). You may have
heard about the transfer of items from TACOM Warren to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Warren.
The items that have been transferred are called “Depot Level Repairables (DLRs). These items are
purchased with the intent to repair them. When they can no longer be repaired, DLA is responsible for
buying the replacements. DLA-Warren still is posting solicitations for these items on the ProcNet for now.
The only difference you will see between the solicitations for TACOM and DLA are the solicitation
numbers. TACOM’s begin with “W56HZV” and DLA’s begin with “SPRDL1”.

The following are the types of items that TACOM-Warren does not buy:
   DLR items noted above and Pipeline Consumable Spare Parts – These are bought by DLA
         (http://www.dla.mil).
   IT equipment – This is bought by the Army Contracting Agency (ACA) (http://www.aca.army.mil).
   Office, Cleaning, Miscellaneous Supplies – These are bought by General Services Administration
         (GSA) (http://www.gsa.gov).

Major Systems: If TACOM-Warren is making a major procurement, such as a vehicle acquisition, it will
post comprehensive instructions to offerors either here or under the Commercial Vehicles & Items
heading if a commercial product is being procured. The public Q&A forums that are often announced
within these instructions, generally referred to as “Industry Days”, are open both to prime contractor
candidates and potential subcontractors looking to market themselves to competing primes. (See also
Small Business Information below for lists of current prime contractors to contact for subcontracting
opportunities or future teaming arrangements.)

Service Contracting & Acquisition Support: Under this heading TACOM-Warren posts its Information
Technology, Construction, and Detroit Arsenal Base Operations solicitations and announcements. Also,
if TACOM-Warren is buying engineering or related technical support services, it will post a solicitation
here, along with explanatory announcements as appropriate. TACOM-Warren has many Long Term
Contracts (LTCs) for services. Some of these are called “Omnibus” service contracts where several
contractor teams have Basic Purchase Agreements (BPAs) under which Task Orders are competed. For
some of these, there is an open season each year to add other BPA contractors. (See Small Business
Information below for lists of current prime contractors to contact for subcontracting opportunities or
future teaming arrangements.)

The following are the types of services that TACOM-Warren buys:
   IT/ Telecommunications
   PM Support, Logistics, Engineering/Technical Support/R&D
   Logistics Support Services
         (Management of Warehouse, Mailroom, HAZMAT, Freight Services, Shipping and Receiving
         Facilities, Movement and Relocation of Personnel and Office Equipment.)
   Waste Disposal/Recycling Services
   Base Maintenance and Operations (Facilities Support Services to Detroit Arsenal)
   Construction (Small to Medium Construction and Repair Work)
   Training Services for TACOM Personnel – contact Marianne.Sharon.Kainz@us.army.mil.
   New Equipment Training Services for Vehicles – These are usually provided by the vehicle
         contractor directly or through subcontracts.

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The following are the types of services TACOM-Warren does not buy:
   Large Construction Projects – These are contracted through the Army Corps of Engineers. Contact
         them at the Detroit District: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ and the Louisville District
         http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/)
    Transportation Services – We have no prime contracts for transportation services. To become a
         freight carrier for the Army, contact the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
         (SDDC): http://www.sddc.army.mil/public/Doing+Business+with+SDDC.

Research & Development: TACOM-Warren posts its R&D solicitations here along with general
information on Government-wide R&D programs that have a small business connection, of which the
most important is the Small Business Innovation Research or SBIR Program. Supplemental guidance
that is more technical in nature, on TACOM-Warren R&D opportunities and programs, is available at the
TARDEC website (See Part 1 Research, Development, and Engineering (RD&E) Organizations
(Technology) and Part 4 TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway and SBIR/STTR).

Draft Solicitations: TACOM-Warren posts draft solicitations along with information on Industry Day
conferences. Industry comments are often used to better define or clarify the scope of work.

Market Surveys & Sources-Sought Notices: If TACOM-Warren is in the planning stages of a
procurement action and needs to identify potential suppliers and/or alternate sources it will post a
sources-sought notice here. Most notices have an expiration date but some are ongoing. The list of
surveys on the left side of the page are issued by the Competition Management Office under their Source
Approval Program, while the surveys on the right side of the page are those of the various Project
Managers and buyers.

Broad Agency Announcements (BAA): If TACOM-Warren needs certain kinds of basic or applied
research and development not directly related to a particular vehicle system, it posts BAAs here
describing the research and technology areas.

Future and Potential Buys: Here you will find listings and short descriptions of the great volume of
purchases that TACOM-LCMC is scheduled to make, but not necessarily guaranteed to make, in the
coming fiscal year and beyond. The briefings and extensive lists from the most recent TACOM Advanced
Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) are posted here and cover all of the contracting locations.
You also will find information on some of the TACOM-Warren Competition Management Office programs,
including lists of candidates for the Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow (RPPOB) Program for
reverse engineering opportunities and the Source Approval Program (See Part 4 Opportunities Under
the Competition Management Office).

Awarded Contracts: TACOM-Warren posts all of its recently awarded contractual instruments, including
modifications and delivery orders, here. Using this area of ProcNet as a reference source, prospective
subcontractors can pinpoint TACOM prime contractors in possible need of suppliers to execute new
major awards.

TACOM Qualified Supplier Lists (QSL): TACOM Warren QSLs are lists of suppliers whose facilities
have been evaluated and determined to be acceptable based on conformance to applicable quality,
manufacturing or design process criteria for a family of products that TACOM Warren buys. The QSLs,
applications to become qualified, and further information and instructions can be found here.

Small Business Information: At the very bottom of all of the ProcNet pages, you will see a common
menu. The Small Business Information link takes you to the home page for the Office of Small
Business Programs (OSBP). Here you’ll find valuable information on a host of topics, all aimed at a small
business audience. Just a few are as follows:

    News and Events: Workshops, training events, conferences.

    Publications and Resource Center: Just a few of the helpful items you will find under these headings
    are guides to doing business with the Department of Defense and the Army Materiel Command, as
    well as some useful websites.




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   Prime Contractors: While selling directly to TACOM-LCMC may be your goal, it's important to note
   that much of the Command’s procurement workload for the foreseeable future will remain tied up in
   long-term contracts with a relatively small number of major manufacturers and service providers. The
   prime contractor lists include contact information to help you explore subcontracting opportunities with
   the Prime Contractors for Systems, Services, and Construction.

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Part 4. Ongoing Opportunities with TACOM LCMC Organizations
The following can be found on various TACOM LCMC web pages but are collected here for the
convenience of those looking for ongoing opportunities.

If you have an idea for a research or business proposal, business idea, improvements to existing
equipment, or a revolutionary idea that may be of benefit to the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, you are
encouraged to explore the following programs under our PEOs and RD&E Organizations:

   PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support - Expedited Modernization Initiative
   Procedure (EMIP) http://peocscss.tacom.army.mil/EMIP/home.html: EMIP is a program under PEO
   CS & CSS through which companies can gain access to tactical vehicle platforms in order to
   demonstrate product improvements and/or new technologies to Army engineers. Full descriptions
   and a “getting started” kit are found at the website.

   PEO Soldier Systems - Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP)
   https://peosoldier.army.mil/sep/index.asp: SEP is a program under PEO Soldier. The mission of
   SEP is to identify and evaluate commercially available individual weapons, munitions, optics, combat
   clothing, individual equipment, water supply, shelters, communication and navigational aids which
   can be adopted and provided to Soldiers in three years or less.

   JPEO Chemical and Biological Defense http://www.acq.osd.mil/cp/bus_opps.html: The JPEO
   CBD does not have their own program but provides a link to the Office of the Deputy Assistant to the
   Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization Programs
   (ODATSD(CBD&CDP)) site with an address to submit your ideas.

   TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway https://tardec.groundvehiclegateway.com: Submit your ground
   vehicle systems technology concepts, ideas and innovations to TARDEC using an electronic
   submission form which will be treated confidentially, and a TARDEC technologist will thoroughly
   evaluate your proposal.

   Small Business Innovation Research Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program
   (SBIR/STTR): This program is used throughout the government with 11 federal agencies
   participating. Each agency has different rules. For extensive information on the Army SBIR Program
   whose rules TACOM LCMC RD&E Organizations follow, you can go to the Army site at
   http://www.armysbir.com. On this site, you can:
        - Suggest a research topic as well as comment on proposed topics.
        - Get a guide that explains the SBIR program.
        - Get a guide with extensive information on what all the Army Commands are responsible for and
          the SBIR points of contact.
        - Find an extensive list of related links including other non-DOD agencies that issue grants rather
          than contracts. Note that each agency has different SBIR rules.
        - Find an area for Outreach that lists conferences. The conferences provide seminars on SBIR
          and opportunities to network with SBIR PMs as well as contractors who provide services to
          SBIR businesses.
        - Find information on the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR).
        - Find information on when the SBIR and STTR solicitations will be issued during the year.




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Opportunities under the Industrial Base Operations (IBO) Directorate of the Integrated Logistics
Support Center (ILSC) https://triext.ria.army.mil/ibo/index.html:

   Arsenal Support Program Initiative (ASPI) https://triext.ria.army.mil/ibo/ASPI.html: ASPI is a
   program to promote commercial use of idle Army industrial capacity. It applies currently to three
   arsenals, Rock Island, Watervliet, and Pine Bluff. The program offers potential tenants extremely
   competitive lease rates. There is money set aside to repair and upgrade buildings, remove existing
   equipment, install computer and phone lines, and prepare the building for your occupancy. The lease
   includes small business incubator services designed to grow your business.

   Public Private Partnering (P3) https://triext.ria.army.mil/ibo/ppp.html: A P3 for depot maintenance
   is an agreement between an organic maintenance activity and one or more private entities for the
   purpose of performing work, providing services, or utilizing facilities and equipment. There are three
   types of partnering arrangements:

       Workshare: Each partner contributes technical, facility, equipment capabilities and/or
       employees.
       Direct Sales: Articles or services from the U.S. Government’s industrial base are sold to private
       industry for products sold to the U.S. Government or friendly foreign governments.
       Facility Use: Leasing and/or in kind arrangements of public installations facilities and/or
       equipment which can be used by the private sector to produce goods and services for either the
       U.S. Government or commercial customers.

   Reverse Engineering: Reverse Engineering is the capability to replicate worn-out, defective and
   often obsolete parts directly from an original part. The IBO installations have the capability to quickly
   and cost effectively reverse engineer parts and then make limited or full-scale production runs, as
   required. The Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow (RPPOB) Program (See Part 3 Future and
   Potential Buys link and Opportunities under the Competition Management Office below) can be
   used in conjunction with the IBO’s Public Private Partnering (P3) Program and the reverse
   engineering capabilities of the IBO installations.

   Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS): The IBO teams with
   TARDEC’s Industrial Base Engineering Team (IBET) and with PEO GCS on Diminishing
   Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) cases. DMSMS is the loss or impending
   loss of manufacturers/suppliers of military hardware or raw materials. DMSMS cases encompass
   industrial base issues centering on parts obsolescence, the non-availability of a manufacturer, risk of
   losing the only manufacturer that remains for a given item, and foreign dependency. Actions under
   this program address product technology obsolescence, replacement of limited-life items,
   regeneration options for unique manufacturing processes, emulations, reverse engineering,
   manufacturing capabilities within both the public and private sectors, and identification of alternate
   replacement parts. Note that currently, the DMSMS program is NOT in need of more sources
   for reverse engineering, but if the program grows, opportunities could open up in this area.

   Manufacturing Technical Assistance Production Program (MTAPP): This is not listed on the web
   site yet, but you can contact the following for information: marilyn.nash@us.army.mil and
   william.blickensdorf@us.army.mil. The program was established to develop and enhance the
   capabilities of small business suppliers supporting DoD systems. The Air Force has been operating
   this program under a successful small business model which will be used as a foundation for an Army
   MTAPP program. For FY09, TACOM is planning to implement a stand alone MTAPP program.

   TACOM Qualified Supplier Lists (QSL): TACOM Warren QSLs are lists of suppliers whose
   facilities have been evaluated and determined to be acceptable based on conformance to applicable
   quality, manufacturing or design process criteria for a family of products that TACOM Warren buys.
   The QSLs, applications to become qualified, and further information and instructions can be found at
   the link in Part 3 TACOM Qualified Supplier Lists. Note that this is not the same as the Source
   Approval Program under the Competition Management Office, nor is it the same as a Qualified
   Products List.




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Opportunities Under the Competition Management Office (CMO):

   Competition Advocates Shopping List (CASL). (See Part 3 Future and Potential Buys link).
   This is a list of non-competitive, developmental and non-developmental items that have limited
   sources of supply available. The list is published by the Competition Management Office to identify
   items that TACOM will be buying in the future. It is the definitive list of candidates for the Source
   Approval Program. The intention is to have this information available to industry early enough that
   offerors can avoid the time problems that prevent Source Approval from being effective during live
   buys. The CASL has National Stock Number, Manufacturer’s Part Number, and Weapons System
   information as well as three years of projected procurements. The items are excellent candidates for
   the Replenishment Parts Purchase or Borrow (RPPOB) Program which allows vendors the
   opportunity to purchase "limited source" parts to create a Technical Data Package using "reverse
   engineering" methods. For more information on the Source Approval Program and the RPPOB
   Program, see the document at http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/ssn/1SourceApprovalBooklet.pdf.

   Advanced Procurement Planning List (APPL). (See Part 3 Future and Potential Buys link). This
   is a sister list to the CASL. Identical to the CASL in format, it identifies spare parts that TACOM is
   planning to buy. For the most part the APPL contains completely competitive items that are not
   Source Approval candidates. This list contains items that have an approved Technical Data Package
   (TDP) and a competitive pool of vendors capable of manufacturing and producing the parts according
   to the form, fit, and function identified in the TDP. However, there are some items that are difficult to
   procure either because of stringent manufacturing and testing requirements called for by the TDP or
   because of incomplete technical data due to missing manufacturing or quality detail. Only the current
   producer(s) knows how to make the item. Those types of parts are classified "Competitive, but difficult
   to procure" and are good candidates for the Source Approval Program and the Replenishment
   Parts Purchase or Borrow (RPPOB) Program which allows vendors the opportunity to purchase
   "limited source" parts to create a Technical Data Package using "reverse engineering" methods. For
   more information on the Source Approval Program and the RPPOB Program, see the document at
   http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/ssn/1SourceApprovalBooklet.pdf

   (Note that the Source Approval Program is not the same as a Qualified Product List (QPL) or a
   Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) as explained in the Booklet. Nor is it the same as the TACOM
   Qualified Supplier List (QSL) described above.
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Part 5. Other Resources

Conferences and Technical Assistance Centers:

   National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA): Coupled with making good use of ProcNet,
   attending trade fairs and business conferences is an effective avenue for any vendor seeking to get
   the word out about its capabilities to key Defense Department and Defense industry personnel. The
   National Defense Industrial Association, or NDIA, hosts many such events, and all are designed to
   facilitate face-to-face interaction with subject matter experts and senior leaders from Defense
   agencies like TACOM LCMC and from top Defense contractors. A list of the upcoming business
   conferences and forums sponsored by NDIA, with detailed descriptions and registration information,
   is available at its website -- http://www.ndia.org/.

   DoD Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: Whether you’re new to the subject of
   Government contracting or have some experience you’re almost certain to benefit from the resources
   and services provided by the more than ninety Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, or
   PTACs, found across the country. Each PTAC is chartered by the Defense Department to furnish
   small businesses with the know-how and tools to win Defense contracts and successfully perform
   against them. They offer both one-on-one assistance and classroom training. Find the PTAC that’s
   nearest to you at the homepage of the national PTAC Association -- http://www.aptac-us.org/new/.




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Offices of Small Business Programs (OSBP): In addition to the offices at each Contracting location
for TACOM LCMC, there are Offices of Small Business Programs at every level of government. Their
sites have a wealth of information helpful to small businesses. The DoD OSBP site includes quick
reference materials on contracting basics, subcontracting, and marketing to the government. They also
have links to other installations, and links to business opportunities on other procurement networks.

    DoD OSBP: http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/index.html

    Army OSBP: http://www.sellingtoarmy.info/user/showpage.aspx?SectionID=9

    AMC OSBP: http://www.amc.army.mil/amc/smlbus/index.html

Small Business Administration (SBA) at http://www.sba.gov: This is an enormous site that includes
explanations of all the different categories of small business programs.

Business.Gov at http://www.business.gov: This site is the official business link to the U.S. Government.
It is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal
agencies. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, is a Presidential E-government initiative that
provides a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses
with their operations.

USA.Gov at http://www.USA.gov: This site is helpful in understanding the structure of the government
and every single branch and agency. There are also explanations of processes, such as the Budget
System and Concepts. From this site, you can get to ANYWHERE in the government. For
example, to understand how TACOM LCMC fits into the larger structure of the Army, DoD, and Federal
Government you can:

    Go to “Site Index” at top of page: http://www.usa.gov/site_index.shtml
    Go to “A-Z index” at left side of page: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml
    Go to “DoD”: http://www.defenselink.mil/
    Go to the "Websites" link at top of page: http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/
    Go to "Army": http://www.army.mil/.
    Go to "Institution" at top of page: http://www.army.mil/institution/.
    Go to "Organization" at left side of page: http://www.army.mil/institution/organization/
    Go to "Units and Commands" and "Army Command Structure" on left side of page:
    http://www.army.mil/institution/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/
    Go to “United States Army Materiel Command (AMC) Alexandria, VA” site:
    http://www.army.mil/institution/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/amc/
    Go to “About AMC” at left side of page: http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/about.asp
    Go to “AMC Organizations” at left side of page: http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/about.asp#orgs
    Go to “US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command”:
    http://www.tacom.army.mil/main/index.html

Google for US Government: http://www.google.com/ig/usgov

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Office of Small Business Programs - Warren
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