1000 Walnut St, Suite 530
Kansas City, MO 64106-2156

Missouri Contracting Corner presentation by Crystal Ober, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Office of Small Business Programs.

  • Overview Of The (7) DLA Supply Chains
  • DLA Contracting Services Office
  • DLA Distribution
  • DLA Internet Bid Board
  • DLA Small Business Set-Aside Programs
  • DLA Subcontracting program
  • DLA Aviation’s role in aviation demand and supply chain management for DLA and much of the Defense Department
  • DLA’s Critical Mission

The DLA manages the global supply for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, 10 combatant commands, other federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. DLA supplies 86 percent of the military’s spare parts and nearly 100 percent of fuel and troop support consumables. DLA works with approx. 9,000 prime contracting suppliers and awarded $2.7B in contracts to small businesses in FY2023. DLA also boasts a robust subcontracting program. Read more about the agency’s critical mission at

Stay for a post-Missouri Contracting Corner discussion on best practices and resources for small business contractors.

The discussion will feature the following speakers:

  • Shelton Watson, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Procurement Center Representative (PCR)
  • Igor Soares, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Opportunity Specialist
  • Jason Cole, Senior Business Consultant, Missouri APEX Accelerator
  • Guest Speaker, Prospect Business Association

Cost: No fee

This event will be a hybrid opportunity for attendees.

The in-person option will take place in Kansas City, please register for the in-person event here:

The virtual attendees will participate via Teams and can register here:

If you have any issues with either of the registration options, please let us know. 


  • Small Business Administration
  • Defense Logistics Agency 
  • Missouri APEX Accelerator
  • Prospect Business Association
U.S. Small Business Administration

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to the SBDC hosting the event.  The Missouri SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner.

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