Dates: August 18 & 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
As the nation’s combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages the global supply chain – from raw materials to end user to disposition, for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, 11 combatant commands, other federal agencies and partner and allied nations.
DLA Quick Facts:
- DLA provides more than $42 billion in goods and services annually.
- Supports more than 2,400 weapon systems
- Manages nine supply chains and about 5 million items.
- Operates in most states and 28 countries.
- Supports disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts at home and abroad.
- DLA acquires items from manufacturers and suppliers and provides them to DoD and other federal and regional customers, often with supplementary services such as warehousing, packaging and transportation.
- DLA contracts for items that are provided directly by the manufacturer to DLA customers.
Part One: Doing Business with the Defense Logistics Agency
- Who is DLA – identifying each of the Primary Divisions
- What is DLA’s mission
- What and How do they buy
- Beginning steps to doing business with DLA, which includes selecting the appropriate federal supply class codes.
Part Two: Navigating the Defense Logistics Agency Website
Attendees will get a basic overview of information needed and tips to help them become successful bidders on DLA opportunities. Topics include:
- Searching for RFQ’s and other bidding opportunities
- How to access technical documents in cFolders
- How to access solicitations on DIBBS and supporting documents
- DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements
About the Presenter:
Robyn Young joined the Northwest PA Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Oil City, PA in 2012 as a Government Contracting Specialist. In March of 2017, Robyn was promoted to PTAC Program Manager. Robyn provides PTAC services to 8 counties in Northwestern PA.
She received her certificate as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) in 2016; a professional certification in the field of government contracting, which covers an array of subject matter including proposal development, cybersecurity, federal acquisition regulations, government registrations and certifications and much more. Her training and experience enables her to assist businesses to do business with Federal, State and Local government agencies as well as pursuing subcontracts with Prime Contractors. In 2015, Robyn also received certification as a Certified Verification Counselor by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This certification qualifies her to assist Veteran Owned Small Businesses.
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