NSA Set-Aside for Small Business (NSETS)

NSA's mission success depends on the innovation and agility of our Industry partners, to include the small business community. President Biden and the Secretary of Defense have challenged Government agencies to maximize opportunities for small business, with emphasis on Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). In response, we have re-evaluated our prior strategies used to contract with small businesses. Our goal is to maximize competition and increase the number of small business partners. Therefore, we have decided no to move forward with a new NSETS competition. This decision was not a result of current or past performances of any NSETS contractor. We will continue to examine new procurements, especially those previously awarded under NSETS, to determine if they should be set aside for small businesses.  

NSA Set-Aside for Small Business Programs (NSETS) was an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award contract. It was a small business set-aside intended to streamline the procurement process for services to include business, engineering, information technology, operations support, and training. With the Cancellation of NSETS, moving forward we will continue to examine new procurements individually to determine if they should be set-aside for small businesses.

For information regarding NSETS,  call (443) 479-2384 or email the officeFor all other inquiries regarding doing business with NSA,  please contact the Office of Small Business Programs.