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Small Business


Provide expert small business advice on NGA acquisitions and manage Small Business Programs to find the next small business talent, capabilities and innovation for NGA, in support of the warfighter and national security.

NGA advises acquisition professionals on their strategies and helps them research market capabilities. We actively pursue new and creative ways to engage small businesses to enable NGA to meet its mission-critical needs.

Getting Started with NGA

  • Register your company in the System for Award Management (SAM) . All businesses, whether large of small, must be registered in SAM to do business with the federal government.
  • Complete your SAM Small Business Profile for Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) . When a small business registers in SAM, there is an opportunity to fill out a small business profile to populate DSBS. NGA uses DSBS to research small businesses in our market.
  • Research NGA. Know our mission, what we buy and how your company's products and services can contribute.
  • Register with Sam.Gov  and the Acquisition Research Center (ARC) 2.0  for the latest business opportunity announcements from NGA. Be sure to take advantage of  advance search features to stay on top of NGA's Business Opportunity Notices, Sources Sought announcements, Requests for Information, and Request for Proposal. Your thoughtful responses to these notices help us understand your capabilities and make more informed decisions on our acquisitions.

Meeting with NGA's Small Business Office

The best way for us to know your capabilities through a robust profile in DSBS and through your targeted responses to our Sam.Gov and ARC announcements (see getting started, above). If you need specific assistance on an existing contract, please do not hesitate to contact us via email:

Next NGA West

At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, we are committed to strengthening the nation through our command of geospatial intelligence. A new campus, which is the largest federal investment project in the history of St. Louis, is vital to ensuring our long-term mission success. The new campus provides an opportunity to strengthen the framework for NGA’s long-standing relationship with the St. Louis region. 

For the latest news on this project, please visit our Next NGA West webpage..

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Additional Small Business Programs and Resources

Mentor Protege Program

  • Helps eligible small businesses develop qualifications and abilities to compete for prime contract and subcontract awards. The small businesses (protégés) partner with large businesses (mentors) to establish project-based agreements designed to meet NGA mission requirements.

U.S. Small Business Administration 

  • Delivers millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Apex Accelerators

  • Established to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts. The program is under management of the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP).
  • Help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors.