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Office of Small Business Programs
"Small Business - The First Option"
Mission: The mission of the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is to promote acquisition opportunities where small business can best support the needs of our Marines.
Vision: To create a culture that weaves small business into the fabric of the Marine Corps across the entire acquisition lifecycle to provide better, faster, innovative, and more affordable solutions. Small business inclusion is, and will continue to be, an integral part of the acquisition process.
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

    The WOSB Federal Contract Programs goal is to expand opportunities for WOSBs by providing a level playing field for competition. The Program allows WOSBs to compete for set-aside contracts or receive sole source awards in industries where women-owned small businesses are substantially underrepresented. It also enables Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) to compete for set-aside contracts or receive sole source awards in industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented.

    Visit SBA's web page @

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

    The SDVOSB provides procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, as well as the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met.

    Visit SDVOSB web page @

  • 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)

    The SDB program provides managerial, technical, and contractual assistance to small disadvantaged businesses to ready the firm and its owners for success in the private industry. This is a Development Program for a period of 9 years.

    Visit SBA SDB web page @

  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

    The HubZone Program encourages economic development in HUBZones. The purpose is to economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing Small Business Concerns in those areas access to more federal contracting opportunities.


    Visit HUBZone web page @

  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

    The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) through a competitive awards-based program. SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization

    Visit SBIR's web page @


    STTR expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership, to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions.

    Visit STTR's web page @

  • DOD Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)

    DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program is the oldest continuously operating federal mentor-protégé program in existence. MPP helps eligible small businesses expand their footprint in the defense industrial base.

    Visit DOD MPP1's web page @