DON OSBP Webinar Series: Military Sealift Command (MSC)

As part of the Small Business Webinar Series and Doing Business with the Department of the Navy, a webinar was held on August 25th to learn about the Military Sealift Command’s unique contracting authorities and how small businesses can support the MSC mission. View the slide presentation.  To view all DON OSBP videos, go to

Points of Contact
Leah Baker – Small Business Director
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
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Jacki Alford – Deputy Director
Military Sealift Command OSBP
[email protected]

Captain Susan Ayers – Director of Contracts
Military Sealift Command (MSC)

Steven Parker – Deputy Director, Contracts & Business Management
Military Sealift Command (MSC)

About Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Military Sealift Command (MSC) is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense – operating approximately 125 ships daily around the globe.
MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, under any condition, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Supporting Small Business
Mission – DON Small Business Enterprise fosters acquisition opportunities where small businesses can best support Sailors, Marines, and their families through policy, advocacy, counseling & training.
Vision – At MSC, Small Business inclusiveness is embraced as a strategic advantage that empowers our global warfighting capabilities.

Small Business Tips
• Do your homework
• Take time to participate in Outreach Events
• Your Small Business Specialist is a great first contact
• Visit frequently
• Respond to sources sought notices
o Tell your small business competitors to respond to sources sought notices!
• Don’t assume that your small business status alone will get you a contract
• Provide value for a fair and reasonable price
• Ask questions when you have them
• Don’t forget about subcontracting opportunities
• Don’t disappoint a federal customer once you have an award

View the slide presentation.  To view all DON OSBP webinars, go to

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