Office of Small Business Programs

The NUWC Division Newport commander has appointed the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) to advise small businesses about possible contracting opportunities at the command and to identify to contracting officers potential small business sources for new and recurring contractual requirements.

The OSBP also works closely with the NAVSEA associate director (SEA00K) for Small Business Programs to ensure that small business participation is maximized and that NAVSEA-mandated small business goals are achieved.

"Doing Business with the NAVSEA Warfare Center's Small Business Offices," provides an overview of the NAVSEA small business program, and a list of Director's, Small Business at each Warfare Center.

The SEA00K-mandated FY17 small business participation goal assigned to NUWC Newport was 31.73%; NUWC Newport achieved 35.05%.

NUWC Division Newport awarded a total of $172 million to small business for FY 17, representing an increase of $31 million from FY16  and exceeded the overall NAVSEA-assigned Small Business Goal of 31.73% by achieving 35.05%. Division Newport also exceeded NAVSEA-assigned goals for: Small Disadvantaged Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Woman Owned Small Business.

The SEA00K-mandated FY18 SEA00K small business participation goal assigned to NUWC Newport is 34.94%. To achieve these goals, the Division Newport OSBP is actively seeking new small businesses and will endeavor to set aside procurements for small business in accordance with (FAR) 19, (Small Business Programs), where there is a “reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery.”

The chart below illustrates targets assigned by SEA00K and Division Newport achievements:

The NUWC Division Newport OSBP is the ideal entry point for small businesses that want to do business with NUWC Newport, and for large businesses looking for small business partners. Visitors to the NUWC Division Newport OSBP are encouraged to e-mail a copy of their corporate overview in advance of their meeting with the OSBP.

To visit the OSBP you must submit a visit request. Click here for information on how to submit one.

Mailing address and contact information:

Office of Small Business Programs, Code 00K

1176 Howell St., Building 1258, Room 296

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport

Newport, RI 02841-1708

401-832-4005 (Voice)