The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY16 through FY18 is available (Note: NAVAIR LRAF AIR 6.0 Inputs Updated). Click here to view/print/save all upcoming procurements.
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FACSFAC Hardware Sources Sought April 26, 2016
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Contracts Department (AIR 18.104.22.168), Patuxent River, MD announces its intention to procure on a competitive basis the services necessary to provide support to the Naval Air Warfare Center- Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems Division (AIR-4.11.7) for services in support of the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility (FASFAC) Air Control tracking System (FACTS), Integrated Range Status System (IRSS), Target Data Extractor, Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS), Precision Global Positioning System (PGPS), Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI), Air 02 Digital Audio Data Recorder (DADR) System, and Control and reporting Center (CRC) Simulation Package (SP) and other similar Air Traffic Control Systems. This is a SOURCES SOUGHT TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION to determine the availability and technical capability of small businesses (including the following subsets: Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone Firms; Certified 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran -Owned Small Businesses and Woman Owned Small Business) to provide the required products and/or services. Click here for additional information.
Small Business HUBZone Summit April 12, 2016
Under the direction of the Honorable Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), is pleased to announce the hosting of the 2016 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business Summit; "Building Business Relationships Through Collaboration and Innovation" in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center. In support of the Better Buying Power 3.0 Initiative, this one (1) day event designed to increase DoD Small Business procurement participation amongst Certified Small Business in HUBZones, will feature Keynote Senior Advisors discussing the state of the agency's HUBZone Participation and Understanding the HUBZone Program, a panel discussion from leading authorities targeting improving Small Business participation, and a Matchmaking session geared toward engaging Small Businesses in the Department's need of value-added military capabilities for the Warfighter. This event will also host a Matchmaking Session, for registered attendees, geared toward engaging Small Businesses in the Department's need of value-added military capabilities for the Warfighter. Click here to register on-line.
FY 2016 Rapic Innovation Fund April 11, 2016
The goal of the Rapid Innovation Fund is to transition innovative technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into acquisition programs. The DoD seeks mature prototypes for final development, testing, evaluation, and integration. Those selected for award may receive up to $3 million in Rapid Innovation Funding and will have up to two years to perform the work. There is a source selection preference for technologies from small businesses. To view the full announcement, click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=49f5c3a55f3b5da77dbdea00de71ae96&_cview=0.
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>.