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Small Business Statement of Commitment

BAE Systems, Inc. Small Business Statement of Commitment
An integral part of the BAE Systems, Inc. strategy is our commitment to small business utilization.  We recognize that small business partners contribute to our innovative processes, support of the warfighter, job creation and the overall health of the United States economy.
 
BAE Systems, Inc. works diligently to identify and partner with small businesses that bring value to our customers -- small disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran, and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.  Additionally, we collaborate with AbilityOne Companies and Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutes whenever possible.
 
We are proud of our award-winning small business program.  To ensure a continuum of identifying procurement requirements and development of small business partners, 
BAE Systems, Inc. utilizes a network of small business liaison officers, representatives and champions throughout our enterprise.  These individuals attend outreach events and serve on committees and in leadership roles for organizations that advocate for small and diverse suppliers. 
 
By allocating resources to the mission of these events and organizations, BAE Systems, Inc. further underscores its strategy of partnering with small businesses. Our commitment is supported through policy and executive leadership.  
It is through these efforts that BAE Systems, Inc. has been and will continue to be committed to its small business programs.
 
--Paul Kling
Vice President, Procurement, BAE Systems Platforms & Services
Chairman, BAE Systems, Inc. Small Business Working Group