Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) recently hosted Robyn Young of the Northwest Commission PTAC for a webinar series on ‘Doing Business with the Defense Logistics Agency’. For companies who missed the series, you can watch both episodes here (see below).

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.

The webinars include information about each of the DLA’s Primary Divisions, their mission, what and how they buy, and beginning steps to doing business with DLA, which includes selecting the appropriate federal supply class codes. There is also basic information needed and tips to help you become successful bidders on DLA opportunities.

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.