Keith Webster Keith Webster
President, Defense and Aerospace Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
President, Federal Acquisition Council, Cyber, Space and National Security Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


June 18, 2020



In response to your feedback on supply issues, DLA has created a small business corridor within FedMall allowing DoD Small Business Contractors to exclusively browse and shop for non-medical PPE and similar material offered by the commercial supplier community. DLA’s work lends support to small business and the COVID-19 get-back-to-work effort.

Within the FedMall Marketplace, DLA is implementing this store providing the ability for DoD small business contractors only to purchase non-medical PPE at or below the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000 for use while performing on their government contract. This capability will support reconstitution of our contractor workforce as small businesses have had difficulties purchasing sufficient quantities of non-medical PPE for their employees.

DLA is performing a soft launch of the small business corridor – and encouraging buyers to register.

The flyer below helps buyers navigate the process and answer questions, such as:

  • What type of items are eligible for purchase in the store?
  • What do buyers need to register in FedMall?
  • How do buyers register in FedMall?
  • Who do you contact if you need help?
  • Where to find additional information and training?

While vendor catalogs are currently limited, new suppliers are being vetted and will be added soon.


About the authors

Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Keith Webster, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Council, guides the focus of the council to strengthen the U.S. defense and aerospace industries by influencing domestic and international policy on behalf of its members.

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