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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.


Presentations from the Outreach & Industry Day held March 3, 2015 in West Bethesda:

NAVSEA's Long Range Acquisition Forecast Covering FYs 12-14: NAVSEA's Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF), covering FY12 through FY14, is now available by clicking on the heading title above to access. NAVSEA's LRAF creates a demand signal visible to a wider range of industry and should contribute to better support of our requirements including the distinct prospect of fostering increased competition.

Presentations from the 1st Annual Small Business Industry Day held June 2, 2011 in Philadelphia:

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the availability of a compliance guide for the women-owned small business (WOSB) program. The guide describes the legal requirements for participation in the WOSB program as set forth in the final rule issued on October 7, 2010, entitled "The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Procedures". The guide helps small businesses understand the regulation and how it affects them. Information about the WOSB program is available at

Press Release:   Recovery Act Registration and Recipent Data Release Update

Deployment of eSRS across the Department of Defense started with the October 2008 subcontract reporting period. All organizations submitting unclassified contract action reports to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) started using eSRS for the October 2008 subcontract reporting period, and will continue to use the system for future reporting periods.

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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 at 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.

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.


View our Events Calendar for a listing of upcoming events relating to the Small Business Program.


Take a look at Past Performance: 3 Ways for New Businesses to Improve Their Scores written by Steven Koprince, an Associate with PilieroMazza PLLC in Washington.
(Article appears courtesy of Set-Aside Alert)


Contact Information

For assistance or more information contact the Small Business Office:

Naval Surface Warfare Center
Small Business Office
5001 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone:  215-897-7596   •   Fax:  215-897-7053

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