Contract Vehicles

8(a) Certification

Contract with DSSP sole source through the SBA 8(a) program.

DSSPs 8(a) certification by the U.S. Small Business Administration expires February 2025.
– SBA 8(a) Certified Case # 307291
– Washington District Office

The benefits of this certification include:
Government purchasers can order goods and services from DSSP on a sole-source basis with a contract ceiling of $4 million.
Federal acquisition policies encourage Federal agencies to award a certain percentage of their contracts to SDBs; over 25 Federal agencies can contract directly with certified 8(a) firms.
8(a) firms can form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts, enhancing our capability to perform larger prime contracts.

Here are the simple steps to establish an 8(a) Sole Source contract with DSSP:
8(a) Offering Letter to Washington Metropolitan Area District Office
1) E-mail 8(a) Offering Letter to
– Include contact person’s name, telephone, E-mail address and Fax
2) Include a Statement of Work (SOW).
Please address the 8 (a) Offering Letter to: Julie Clowes Deputy District Director 8(a) Business Development Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 409 3rd Street, SW Second Floor Washington, DC 20416

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

The Program provides equal access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.

Maryland Department of Transportation MBE/DBE Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) is Maryland’s official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. The program ensures only bona fide MBEs/DBEs/ACDBEs and SBEs participate in the program through a comprehensive certification program. Certified firms appear in MDOT’s Online Directory of Certified Firms.

US NAVY SeaPort-e (subcontractor)

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers established the Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This contract vehicle utilizes a web-based, e-business procurement portal, to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence, and reduce cycle time. The ordering community of SeaPort-e has expanded to include all Virtual Systems Command (SYSCOM) activities. Other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the United States Marine Corps have also chosen to use SeaPort-e.