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Small Business Office

More than goals... Small Business Solutions of Choice

The Carderock Division Deputy for Small Business Programs serves as the principal advisor and assistant to the Division’s Commanding Officer in directing and implementing our Small Business Program. Our Mission:

"To create and deliver small business options for the warfare center."

It is the policy of the Government to provide maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns.

Seek Opportunities

Small Businesses seeking procurement opportunities with NSWC Carderock Division and other Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) warfare centers are encouraged to visit the Warfare Centers' Small Business Web Site. On this site small businesses can create profiles of their capabilities to support requirements specific to warfare centers. Information on this site is available to government customers seeking new and competitive small business sources and to large businesses searching for subcontractors.


The Navy Virtual SYSCOM (VS) Commanders (NAVAIR, NAVSEA, NAVSUP and SPAWAR) have adopted an integrated approach to contracting for support services. The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized means of issuing competitive solicitations amongst a large & diverse community of approved contractors, as well as a platform for awarding & managing performance-based task orders. SeaPort-e provides a faster, better, & more cost-effective means of contracting for professional support services.

General SeaPort Information: http://www.seaport.navy.mil

Prime contractors and team members by geographic zone: http://www.seaport.navy.mil/SeaPort/Partners.aspx

Getting Started

Small Businesses seeking procurement opportunities with Carderock Division are encouraged to visit the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Program’s "Doing Business With the Navy" page. It provides information on all the steps necessary to successfully market your product within the Department of the Navy.

Our Guidance to Industry document provides information for companies that are preparing to meet with our Deputy for Small Business.

 Click to view Industry Day Highlights

 Click to view Small Business Definitions