Defense Logistics Agency
DLA is responsible for the procurement and distribution of 3.8 million consumable items used by the military services and other Federal agencies. Procurement at DLA is done centrally through the Defense Supply Centers (listed below). Individual military installations also procure items directly from vendors if the item is not centrally procured or stocked through DLA and if the value of the procurement is less than $25,000.
I. What Products Does DLA Buy Most?
|Product||Dollar Amount (1995)|
|Aircraft - Fixed wing||$8,350,043,000|
|Combat ships and landing vessels||$3,005,742,000|
|Liquid propellants and fuels||$2,447,049,000|
|Gas turbines and jet engines||$1,904,252,000|
|Aircraft accessories and components||$1,347,396,000|
|Automated data processing equipment||$775,489,000|
|Trucks and truck tractors - wheeled||$765,544,000|
|Radio and television equipment||$614,756,000|
II. What are the Defense Supply Centers?
|Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC) in Virginia||
|Defense Industrial Supply Center (DISC)||
|Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) -- hardware||
|Defense Supply Center, Richmond (DSCR) -- chemicals in Virginia||
|Defense Personnel Supply Center (DPSC)||
III. Who Do I Contact at DLA?
|Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) - Defense Logistics Headquarters||
|Business Opportunity Center, Richmond||
IV. What Information Sources are Available?
- "Selling To The Military"
- "Subcontracting Opportunities with DoD Major Prime Contractors"
- "A Handbook for DoD and Small Businesses"
- "Annual Forecast Of DoD Acquisitions For FY '97"
- "Defense Logistics Agency's Environmental Products Guide"