Small businesses, including service disabled veteran-owned small
business, historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) small
business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business
concerns, are a vital part of our economy and help to keep our country
the strongest in the world. The Department of the Navy (DON) is committed
to our country’s small business community having the maximum
opportunity to participate in the Navy’s acquisition program
both as prime contractors and subcontractors. It is with this commitment
that the Office of the Secretary of the Navy Small Business Programs
Strategic Business Plan was written - recognizing that success is
achieved with the necessary resources, attitude, and environment.
Navy Small Business Program Vision
The DON will embrace a culture of shared responsibility that recognizes
the critical role of small businesses in advancing our naval capability
and the strength of our nation’s economy and security by seeking
qualified small businesses at the earliest stage of acquisition planning.
Navy Small Business Program Mission
A dynamic advocacy that provides training, advice, guidance and
innovative strategies ensuring quality solutions for Navy and Marine
Corps acquisition teams to and maximize opportunities for small businesses.
Goals, Strategies, Objectives
Goal #1: People
The small business specialist at each Navy and Marine Corps
activity will have the training, skills and experience to be an
integral part of the Command leadership acting in partnership to
for increased use of small business in support of the DON mission.
Strategy 1.1: The small business specialist will be an integral
member of the
Command’s leadership team.
Strategy 1.2: Develop and maintain a professional workforce of small business
specialists prepared and motivated to lead and manage all aspects of their
Strategy 1.3: Celebrate success, innovation and creativity.
Goal #2: Teamwork
The OSBP team will be active partners with both internal
and external stakeholders to increase the opportunities for small
businesses by facilitating the awareness and recognition of the
critical role of small businesses in advancing DOD’s mission
and the nation’s economy.
Strategy 2.1: Enhance partnerships with acquisition (internal)
Strategy 2.2: Forge strategic alliances and optimize synergistic
external stakeholders that have similar missions or business interests.
Strategy 2.3: Recognize team members for shared responsibility
supporting the Small Business Programs.
Goal #3: Innovation
The OSBP team will foster an environment within the acquisition
community that encourages risk taking, the use of integrated systems
and professional management tools and pursues innovative solutions
in support of the Small Business Programs.
Strategy 3.1: Small business specialists take a leadership role
in structuring new
partnerships, which promote shared responsibility to enhance the Small Business
Strategy 3.2: Evaluate organization’s acquisition processes
to insert innovative
solutions at all command levels to promote small business opportunities.
Strategy 3.3: Foster risk-taking decisions in the acquisition community
use of effective management tools that increase small business opportunities.