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Chris Harrington

Chris Harrington. Office of Small Business Programs & Technical Industrial Liaison Office (TILO). Small Business Importance . “ Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in this country.  So our recovery depends on them. 

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Chris Harrington

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  1. Chris Harrington Office of Small Business Programs & Technical Industrial Liaison Office (TILO)

  2. Small Business Importance • “Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in this country.  So our recovery depends on them.  And if we want to keep America moving forward, we need to keep investing in our small businesses.  This is, by the way, more important than just our economy.  It’s also about who we are as a people. ” “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy.  They are central to our identity as a nation.” Remarks by the President on the Small Business Jobs Act

  3. Overview • USSOCOM Mission • Small Business Overview • TILO Overview • Opportunities

  4. USSOCOM Mission Plan and Conduct Special Operations Emphasize Persistent Culturally Attuned Engagement Foster Interagency Cooperation • Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and it interests. Synchronize Planning of Global Operations Against Terrorist Networks Deter, Disrupt and Defeat Terrorist Threats Develop and Support our People & Families Sustain and Modernize the Force Equip the Operator Focus on Quality Care for our People and Families Upgrade SOF Mobility Train & Educate the Joint Warrior /Diplomat Obtain Persistent ISR

  5. Small Business • Ensure Small Business is represented in acquisition strategy development • Advocate (when appropriate for Small Business set asides) • Sits on Acquisition strategy panels • Reviews subcontracting plans on major source selections • Performs market research to assist KOs, PMs, Engineers • Member of SORDAC Source Selection Advisory Council

  6. What Does OSBP Look For in Small Businesses • Capability is #1 • What Do You Bring to the Table? • Past Performance • “Tickets” are Secondary at Best

  7. How You Can Help OSBP • Read, Read, Read • Answer Sources Sought/Requests For Information • Know Your Capabilities • Can’t be Everything to Everyone • PERFORM

  8. TILO Mission • The primary contact for the command and industry, academia and other Government agencies to facilitate communications, connections and collaboration of SOF capabilities, ideas and solutions to command interest areas. • Technical discussions, demonstrations, presentations and other events are conducted through the TILO to conduct market analysis, analysis of alternative solutions, and other decision making processes • Industry is provided guidance, direction and assistance on how to conduct business with SOCOM • Receive and coordinate Unsolicited Proposals • Receive and coordinate Cooperative Research And Development Agreements • Support in the planning, coordinating and conducting Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, May 14-16 Tampa Convention Center

  9. New Opportunities • Actionable Intelligence Contract • SDVOSB set aside • Approx $350M/250 FTEs • Draft RFP May 13 • Formal RFP Aug 13 • Award Dec 13

  10. New Opportunities Cont. • Broad Agency Announcement • Intelligence Systems • MISO • Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Exploitation

  11. Existing Opportunities • Global Battlestaff and Programs Support • Advisory and Assistance Services • 30% Small Business Mandate • $1.5B IDIQ • Jacobs, Booz-Allen, SRA, CACI • Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contract • Large IT Contract • $3.5B IDIQ • Numerous Contractors

  12. Existing Opportunities • Special Operations Forces Support Activity • Repair “Depot” • $5B contract with Lockheed Martin • 25% Small Business Mandate

  13. OSBP POCs • Chris Harrington, Director, Small Business Programs • Christopher.Harrington@socom.mil 813-826-9475 • Angela Mitchell, Small Business Administrator 813-826-7338

  14. Contact Information Christopher Harrington, Technology & Industry Liaison Officer Director, Office of Small Business Programs Christopher.Harrington@socom.mil 813-826-9475 Karin Fones TILO@socom.mil 813-826-9482

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