The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY15 through FY17 is in the process of being updated and will be posted in late summer.
Identify Potential Contract Opportunities using ezSearch Tool on the FPDS-NG Website August 29, 2013
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.
In preparation for the submission of FY 14 subcontracting reports the DoD will provide training to Industry (large business prime contractors and subcontractors) on August 27, 1330 - 1500 EST. The 1.5 hour training session will cover the preparation/submission of ISRs and SSRs and will be conducted via Defense Connect Online (DCO). Guidance documents have been created to assist DoD's large business contractors in preparing and submitting their subcontracting reports. The "DoD Subcontracting Program: The Basics " provides information on Subcontracting Plans. The "Tips for Contractors Submitting Subcontracting Reports in ESRS" provides detailed guidance, including screen-shots, for preparing and submitting the required subcontracting reports. These documents are posted on the OSBP website under the "for SB Professionals" tab in the section eSRS. For quick access use the following link: http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbs/esrs.shtml. On the day of the training (15 minutes prior), connect to my meeting as a "Guest" at the following link: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/fy14subcontracttraining/.
NAWCWD Industry Day Presentations June 30, 2014
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) hosted the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Kerr McGee Center. The objective of the event was to enhance the NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. Click here to view/save/print the presentations that were given at the event.
The 14th annual NAVAIR Commander’s National Awards ceremony that were held at NAS Patuxent River on June 10, 2014 recognized the importance of teamwork in advancing NAVAIR’s mission and goals. NAVAIR’s highest team awards celebrate technical, business and leadership excellence in support of NAVAIR’s focus areas: increase speed to the fleet, consistently deliver integrated and interoperable warfighting capabilities, and improve affordability. Click here to view/save/print the news article.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Service Contract Reporting (DFARS Case 2012–D051) June 12, 2014
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The rule proposes to require contractors to annually report, using an online DoD database, service contract data at the end of the Government fiscal year or at the end of contract performance, whichever comes first. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before August 4, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. Click here to view document.
The "NAWCAD Strategic View & Initiatives" brief given by RDML Mark Darrah and Mr. Gary Kessler at the 16 May 14 Small Business Roundtable meeting is now available. Click here to view/save/print the file.
Sea-Air-Space 2014 Small Business Forum April 28, 2014
Slides from the two presentations at the Sea-Air-Space 2014 Small Business Forum are available at http://www.secnav.navy.mil/smallbusiness/Pages/tutorials.aspx.