NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast August 11, 2016

The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY17 through FY19 is now available. Click here to view/print/save all upcoming procurements.

Principal Deputy Program Managers (PDPMs) by PEO/AIR-1.0 Telephone Directory August 15, 2016

Per the 12 Jan 2015 ASN RDA memo "Tapping Into Small Business in a Big Way", The Deputy Program Manager has been formally assigned as the Small Business Advocate responsible for identifying opportunities within the program for Small Business participation. Per Mr. Stackley, the DPM will serve as the technical POC for small business interested in pursuing these opportunities. A list of NAVAIR points of contact by PEO and PMA is available at

Identify Potential Contract Opportunities using ezSearch Tool on the FPDS-NG Website June 11, 2015

ezSearch is a search function on the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG) that provides the ability to search for contracts based on free text. All contracts searched are in Final status. Any DoD contract(s) that are less than 90 days old will not be included in the search. You do not need to register in order to use ezSearch. Click here for detailed instruction on how to use the tool.

Close Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Ser October 14, 2016

Per FAR 5.201, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) (AIR- hereby notifies industry that PMA-263, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems Program Office, intends to conduct a full and open competition in accordance with the requirements stated in FAR Part 15, for the best value procurement of Unmanned Air System (UAS) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) services. NAVAIR anticipates awarding multiple indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the period of performance estimated at five (5) years. To view the entire announcement click

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement (C-CAP) Expo October 12, 2016

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement (C-CAP) Expo (formerly named Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Industry Day Event) will be hosted by the CSU Bakersfield, Small Business Development Center at the Kerr McGee Center, 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA on 2-3 November 2016. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY17, FY18 and FY19 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA).The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives whose companies can provide products and services to NAWCWD or are interested in the use of a CSA or CRADA. Who Should Attend? • Federal contractors (large and small) that are interested in NAWCWD contracting and subcontracting opportunities representing all industries. • Companies interested in partnering with NAWCWD in efforts jointly shared and funded through the use of a CRADA. • Commercial customers interested in using NAWCWD‘s extensive research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation capabilities through the use of a CSA. • Representatives from Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and Women-Owned Small Businesses. Registration website: NOTE: NAWCWD is not the official host or sponsor of the event, but is an active participant. NOTE: The forecast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute a specific offer or commitment by the Navy to fund, in whole or in part, any opportunities referenced herein.

National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) Golf Tournament September 30, 2016

The China Lake/Ridgecrest Chapter of National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) is hosting a Golf Tournament at the NAWS China Lake Golf Course on Friday, 4 November 2016. For registration and Sponsorship information, contact Ms. Corrine Gottshall at or 760-301-4943.

NAWCWD Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event September 30, 2016

This year's NAWCWD Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event will be hosted by the CSU Bakersfield (CSUB), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Kerr McGee Community Center, Ridgecrest, CA on 2-3 November 2016. The event is now called the California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement (C-CAP) Expo. Day one (2 Nov) will consist of a ribbon cutting ceremony for the CSUB Small Business Development Center Satellite Office (at Ridgecrest City Hall), small business centric panels/training, and a VIP reception. Day two (3 Nov) will include introductory presentations by NAWCWD leadership, a leadership panel discussion, and a networking session with NAWCWD acquisition personnel and vendors to discuss forecasted contracting opportunities for FY17, FY18 and FY19 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Registration is free for government attendees. Registration website

NAVAIR/OASIS I September 30, 2016

NAVAIR is hosting an Industry Day to discuss implementation of the OASIS contract family as one of their suite of contract options and provide an opportunity for companies currently doing business with NAVAIR to meet and network with many of the OASIS and OASIS SB prime contractors. The event will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center located at 44219 Airport Rd, California, MD 20619 on October 18, 2016 from 7 am to noon. Click for further information and registration.

Rapid Innovation Fund February 8, 2016

Good news: The FY16 NDAA extended the Rapid Innovation Fund program by eight years (FY16 through FY23). And the FY16 appropriations bill funded RIF at $250M for this next cycle. The corresponding BAA is anticipated to be released on March 1st. The full BAA schedule is at Government TPOCs can talk openly now; communications become restricted upon BAA release. Historically, about 2/3 of DoN RIF awards go to fund projects which derive from the SBIR program. The program is quite competitive: about 4% of white papers submitted get funded. Companies may want to review the FY15 BAA (DoN topics on pages 38-54) now as many of the topics represent persistent DoN needs. This National Defense Magazine article has more advice.


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