NDVSB Federal Program
We know how difficult it is to try and do business with the federal government. Our path for our small business partners is to start with the Federal Governments P-card purchases which account for tens of billions of dollars. Our SBP’s do not need to be on a GSA schedule or need to submit bids for new business. New business for our SBP’s comes through the AAFES / NDVSB eMarketplace. The first federal agency under the AAFES / NDVSB eMarketplace is the DOD. Specifically, the Air Force and Army installations across the USA start their use of the AAFES / NDVSB eMarketplace in Q1 2022. We start with targeting over $3B in GPC spend and move that spend to our SBP’s. From there we align our SBPs with BPA opportunities, to Purchase order opportunities, BPA’s and then Contracts.
The AAFES / NDVSB eMarketplace is available to all Federal Agencies. We will continue our work in 2022 with other Federal agencies via the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).
Air Force 'First Look' Program Drives purchasing Power
These are massive e-commerce engines that will help create that tipping point, Hogan said.
“We want to do business with the local small businesses,” he said. “Things like this and the industry days are vital to breaking down some of those barriers and complexities in doing business with the Air Force.”
Major Gen. Cameron Holt, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics said, the First Look Program is going to put a giant magnifying glass over the local communities.
“We are going to reverse the trend of disconnecting ourselves from small businesses and our communities,” he said during the workshop. “You, as GPC holders, are going to change the reality that we have gotten to, and you are going to rejoin our communities. You are going to lead that charge.”