The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY13 through FY15 is now available. NAVAIR's LRAF creates a demand signal visible to a wider range of industry and should contribute to better support of our requirements including the distinct prospect of fostering increased competition. Click here to view the LRAF. The file also may be viewed under the "Presentations" tab and then under the section titled "Procurement Forecasting."
SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending its regulations to implement Section 1697 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). Section 1697 of the NDAA removed the statutory limitation on the dollar amount of a contract that women-owned small businesses can compete for under the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. As a result, contracting officers may now set-aside contracts under the WOSB Program at any dollar level, as long as the other requirements for a set-aside under the program are met. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on May 7, 2013. Applicability Date: This rule applies to all solicitations issued on or afterthe effective date. Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before June 6, 2013.
"SUB-Net" is a SBA maintained, on-line, searchable database containing Federal sub-contracting opportunities that are posted by large prime contractors and other non-federal agencies. Visit http://web.sba.gov/subnet/ to learn more. You can also view current solicitations by selecting "Search" on the top of the screen and then "View open solicitations" on the left side of the screen.
"Supplier Connection" (IBM's free web-based portal) allows Small Businesses to simultaneously share their capabilities with numerous large companies looking for increased access to a diverse group of potential suppliers. Find FAQs and register at https://www.supplier-connection.net.
Presentations from the NAVAIR Small Business Industry Day March 25, 2013
The briefs presented Mr. Sean Crean, Director, Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and Mr. Garry Newton, NAVAIR Deputy Commander at the recently held NAVAIR Small Business Industry Day are now available. Click here to view/print.
NAVAIR Continuing Resolution/Sequestration Update February 22, 2013
The NAVAIR Continuing Resolution/Sequestration update presentation on 14 February at the SMHEC in California, MD by Mr. Garry Newton, Deputy Commander, NAVAIR. The brief was sponsored by TPP, the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance and The Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable. Click here to view the presentation.
Maryland's Procurement and Technical Assistance Program is launching New Series of Workshops January 28, 2013
The Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) provides counseling services at no cost to the small business owner. Additionally they provide training and outreach programs for business to help them acquire the skills needed to pursue government contracts. The Maryland PTAP is launching a new series of workshops. Check out their upcoming calendar for topics such as: Accounting for Government Contractors, GSA Proposal Development, Project Management Series, and Leveraging Contractual Relationships. New classes are being added daily. Use the link below to keep up to date on the schedule: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1825702077.
As a major cost- and time-saving measure, DoD officials developed the new Defense Innovation Marketplace website to narrow the communication gap and help government and industry stay up to date on developing projects that support the Services across DoD. The site is part of the ‘Better Buying Power’ initiative to reduce costs. The website was developed as a centralized online resource for all branches of the military and small-business owners to invigorate innovation and increase communication. It allows Industry performers to learn about investment priorities and capability needs across DoD Agencies. Industry can also use the site to submit proprietary IR&D summary reports which are separately stored, accessed and used solely in compliance with DFAR rules. For Government and Military DoD personnel, the Marketplace provides new search tools to assess and leverage industry technology projects for current future programs. For access and in depth information regarding the Defense Innovation Marketplace, visit http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/submit/qSubmit/index.html.
SBA Online Portal Ready to Accept Nominations for National Small Business Week 2013 Awards November 19, 2012
A new online portal has been launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration to accept nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. The dedicated web portal, accessible at http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user, will make it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for Small Business Week 2013, and is now actively accepting nominations of noteworthy small businesses. Winners of the Small Business Person of the Year awards and winners in the other award categories will be invited to Washington, D.C., to compete for national titles and to attend National Small Business Week events in 2013.
Naval Aviation Enterprise Science & Technology Objectives 2012-2013 October 11, 2012
The NAE has identified Science and Technology Objectives (STOs) that align to Fleet needs and established requirements. These objectives represent the goals of the NAE S&T program and are used as the baseline, a framework for identifying, aligning, and synchronizing S&T efforts throughout the enterprise. They represent a broad strategy for the future, while retaining sufficient flexibility to allow the S&T community to meet near term challenges. The NAE S&T community, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Defense, other federal government, academia and industry, will continue to evolve detailed technology development strategies and conduct the necessary research to address these objectives. Click here to view document.
Presentations - 2012 Navy Gold Coast August 14, 2012
The briefings by Ms. Emily Harman, Associate Director, NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and Mr. Derrick Hu, Deputy Director, NAVAIR OSBP that were presented at the recently held 2012 Navy Gold Coast event in San Diego, CA are now available. Click here or the title heading above to access.