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Locating Potential Business Partners

The following information may assist with locating/identifying potential business partners who may have an interest in doing business with the Office of Naval Research (ONR):

ONR's Top Five North American Industry Classifications, or NAICS, Codes:

The following codes are the top five classifications under which ONR primarily conducts business:

  • 541715 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (Except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (Except Biotechnology)
  • 541330 – Engineering Services
  • 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

Subcontracting Resources:

The following is a list of potential ‘subcontracting resources’ that may assist in locating potential subcontracting partners/opportunities:

  • DAU Small Business Community of Practice (SB COP): Provides policy and guidance resources, training, points of contact, etc.: https:///
  • DefenseLink ≥ $7M award notices: Contracts valued at $7 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m. Contract announcements issued within the past 30 days are listed below. Older contract announcements are available from the contract archive page:
  • Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS): Small Business Administration (SBA) search tool for small businesses. It may be used by small businesses to increase their visibility to government and business procurement offices searching for small businesses to meet small business contracting goals:
  • Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS): Permits contractors and subcontractors to report on subcontracting plans and provide agencies with access to data on subcontracting performance. eSRS eliminates the need for paper submissions and processing of SF 294s and SF 295s and replaces the paper with and electronic process to collect Individual subcontracting reports and summary subcontracting reports:
  • Contract Opportunities (FBO) is the federal government authoritative location for searching government contract opportunities:
  • Navy SBIR/STTR Search: This tool can use a variety of search methods, including concept, keyword and category, and can assist with facilitating partnerships between small and large and small businesses. It is available at or
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs): PTACs help businesses seeking to compete in federal, state and local government contracting. Administered by the Defense Logistics Agency, all PTACs are staffed with counselors experienced in government contracting and provide a wide range of services and other information:
  • SBA Subnet: A place where prime contractors can post a "solicitation" or "notice of sources sought" for small business: