The Pentagon - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance

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The Pentagon: 
Small business contracting assistance for companies wanting to do business with the Pentagon and military and defense organizations world-wide. Subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors and with small business set-aside government projects supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). Compilation of the various types of products, equipment, materials, and specialized services routinely procured by the contracting office at the Pentagon. Also, list of points of contact and telephone directory for DoD organizations located in the Pentagon.  

  

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OVERVIEW:   

The Pentagon is the headquarters and command epicenter for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the four military service components. Situated in the Pentagon is the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the headquarters for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps. These organizations oversee a combined annual DoD budget of over $583 billion and three million employees (both military and federal civilian personnel). DoD operates and sustains more than 200 major military installations and over 5,000 other defense sites worldwide.   

The Pentagon itself is one of the world's largest office buildings.  It's floor space covers over 29 acres (6,636,360 square feet). The Pentagon has 5 floors and more than 17.5 miles of hallways and corridors. Working at the Pentagon are approximately 23,000 personnel. This includes both military and federal civil service personnel.

To sustain the senior leadership (and their respective staffs) of DoD and the four military service headquarters, a vast network of defense contracting offices and procurement teams work year round issuing new contract solicitations and managing active government contracts. (View more information about Pentagon contracting and business opportunities below.)  

 Pentagon Map Arlington Virginia Washington DC
  
The Pentagon is located in Arlington Virginia
on the Potomac River.  This location
is directly adjacent to Washington, D.C.
and overlooks the nation's capital.

DoD Organizations at the Pentagon 

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense 
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Department of Defense - public website:  http://www.defense.gov/        

Contact Information for the Pentagon and senior DoD Leadership: http://www.defense.gov/Contact  

 
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Contracting Support for the Pentagon and DoD Organizations: 
Much of the support and resources needed to operate the Pentagon's facilities and its support infrastructure come from the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Acquisition Directorate, the Army Contracting Agency (ACA), Army Contracting Command (ACC), Air Force District of Washington - Acquisition Division (AFDW / PK), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), and the Marine Corps Contracting Office at MCB Quantico. These DoD and military service contracting offices award and manage hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts annually. Many of these contracts are reserved (set aside) for small business concerns. 


Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Directorate
1225 South Clark Street
Suite 1202
Arlington, Virginia 22202-4371
Phone:  (703) 545-1664  /  (703) 545-1578  /  (703) 545-1630  /  (703) 545-1037   
 
Air Force District of Washington - Acquisition Division (AFDW / PK)
1500 W. Perimeter RD. Suite 5750 
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762
Phone:  (240) 612-6135  /  (240) 612-6171  /  (240) 612-6134  /  (240) 612-6169  /  (240) 612-6187

Army Contracting Agency (ACA)
ATTN: Policy and Compliance
5200 Army Pentagon, Room 1D245
Washington, DC 20310-5200
Phone:  (703) 697-0801  /  (703) 693-5011  
 
Army Contracting Command (ACC) 
ACC - APG (W91CRB ) Division D
4310 Boothby Hill Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005-5001
Phone:  (410) 278-3808  /  (410) 306-2665  
 
Navy Contracting Support (for the Pentagon)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) 
N00189 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk - Philadelphia Office
700 Robbins Avenue, Building 2B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111-5083  
Phone:  (215) 697-5028  /   (215) 697-9678  /  (215) 697- 5029  /  (215) 697-9619 
 
Marine Corps Contracting Support (for the Pentagon)
MCB Quantico - National Capital Region (NCR)
2010 Henderson Road
Quantico, Virginia 22134-5045
Phone: (703) 784-3512  /  (703) 614-5721  /  (703) 784-1920  

   

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