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Department of Defense Opportunities

The Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense offers government contracting opportunities for businesses in New Hampshire:

  • DLA Land and Maritime purchases spare parts and end items for maritime and land-based weapons systems.
  • DLA Troop Support purchases food, clothing, textiles, medicines, medical equipment, and construction supplies and equipment for US armed services members and supports US humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.
  • DLA Aviation purchases more than 1.3 million repair parts and operating supply items. More than 444,000 of the items are aviation parts, including spares for engines on fighters, bombers, cargo aircraft and helicopters; airframe and landing gear parts; flight safety equipment; and propeller systems.
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency, provides, operates, and assures command and control, information sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations.
  • Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa) is headquartered in Fort Lee, Va., and has retail locations worldwide that sell groceries, services, and electronics. 

Specifications and Spending Research

Explore the market for government contracts using the research and informational resources below:

Subcontracting Opportunities and Prime Contractors Information

When a large company (prime contractor) wins an award valued over $650,000 (and any construction contract in value of $1,500,000), it must have a small business plan included in its proposal. This small business plan says the company shall make a good faith effort to subcontract to small businesses and to the various subcategories of small business to the maximum extent it can.

Department of Administrative Services

Within New Hampshire, most of the state’s contracting and purchasing is done through the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services. Within this department, the Bureau of Purchase and Property manages most purchases of goods and non-construction services for all state agencies, while the Bureau of Public Works is in charge of non-highway construction services.

Government Agencies

The NH Department of Transportation, which handles highway construction contracts, is one of the leading purchasing agencies in New Hampshire. Other state agencies that issue Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) include:


The University System of New Hampshire (UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and Granite State College) procures goods and services through USNH Procurement Services. The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) offers bids to work across its 12 locations. The New Hampshire Department of Education also issues RFPs. The Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services offers competitively solicited contracts for all levels of education.

This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.