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NAVAIR OSBP Meet & Greet June 10, 2016
As part of our ongoing effort to engage small businesses in future requirements, the NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is hosting an Empowering Small Business - Meet & Greet on 20 July, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland. The focus of the event is to inform our small business industry partners of the Commander's Intent and Science/Technology needs for the next 3 to 7 years, with emphasis on how small businesses can maximize their participation. The event will include a panel discussion with NAVAIR leadership at 1500 and a Q&A session to follow. We are also planning a Matchmaking Event with small businesses (potential protégés), large businesses (potential mentors), and PMAs (potential requiring activities) from 1700 to 1900 hours. On behalf of the Office of Small Business Programs' Associate Director, Mr. Shelby Butler, we invite you to participate in the Matchmaking Event. This event will generate wide spread interest, and your participation will prove to be rewarding. You can register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navair-small-business-meet-greet-tickets-25726249906
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) Support Services June 7, 2016
The purpose of this Advance Notice is to notify interested parties that the Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, Contracts Department (Code 126.96.36.199), China Lake, California intends to release the Draft Solicitation for the follow-on requirement to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) Support Services (N68936-10-C-0062). The requirement will be solicited as a Small Business 8A Set-Aside and the Draft Solicitation is anticipated to be released on or about May 26, 2016 with a follow-on industry day/site visit tentatively scheduled for 11-13 July 2016 at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA. Additional information will be released with the Draft Solicitation. https://www.fbo.gov/notices/d36b185192966a0a44cf752
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 http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/rif.html. 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.
An update to the AIR 4.11 Industry Day Acquisition Strategy has been posted to FebBizOpps at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=96e503a35e2e519fd9c1ba8867c9806a&tab=core&_cview=1.
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 http://www.navair.navy.mil/osbp/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.post_detail&post_id=365>/a>.