NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast Covering FYs 14-16 March 5, 2014

The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY14 through FY16 is in the process of being updated and will be posted in the near future.

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.

***SAVE THE DATE*** Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable General Membership Meeting April 15, 2014

The next Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable will be held on 16 May 14 from 8:00 - Noon. Location to be determined.

National Small Business Week April 15, 2014

Aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and others are invited to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week events held May 12-16, 2014. Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. This year, events will take place across the country to engage the small business community and highlight their importance as innovators and job creators who strengthen the nation’s economy. Click http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-announces-national-small-business-week to view the cities/dates where the event will be held as well as additional information.

Sources Sought - Weapons Systems Integration and Software Support Services April 15, 2014

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Contracts Department (2543000D), China Lake, CA is seeking information for potential sources regarding Weapons Systems Integration and Software Support Services (WSISS) previously procured with the intention of procuring the services on a competitive basis. The results of this Sources Sought will be utilized to determine if any Small Business Set-Aside opportunities exist. All Small Business Set-Aside categories will be considered. In your response, please include Company Size (Small or Large according to the NAICS and size standard listed); If your company is a Small Business, specify if your company is or is not each of the following: (a) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); (b) HUBZone Small Business; (c) 8(a) Concern; (d) Woman-Owned Small Business; (e) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business. Click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=35f265964eeb715b53dc8ad4dde7c0ce&tab=core&_cview=0 to view the full announcement.

NAVAIR Deputy Commander's Brief to the Southern Maryland Women's Professional Forum March 31, 2014

NAVAIR's Deputy Commander, Mr. Garry Newton, briefed NAVAIR's Long Range Strategy at the Southern Maryland Women's Forum on 27 March 14. His briefing also addressed opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses. A link to his briefing is http://www.navair.navy.mil/osbp/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.download&id=564.

2014 Government Contracting Showcase March 18, 2014

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are hosting its 2014 Government Contracting Showcase on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Woodlands Inn located at 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, beginning at 8:00 AM, and ending at approximately 3:30 PM. Matthew Cartwright, Congressman of Pennsylvania’s 17th District, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. The Showcase is a one day training event to learn how to do business with Federal & State Agencies, and Prime Contractors. Attend educational workshops on government contracting, networking opportunities with government agency buying offices, government prime contractors and economic development agencies. The cost to attend this event is $35.00 per registrant, and includes speaker presentations, workshops, entry to exhibit area, and, lunch/refreshments. Call 1-866-758-1929 to register and/or receive additional information.

NAVAIR's LONG RANGE STRATEGY December 23, 2013

NAVAIR's Long Range Strategy (LRS) aligns leadership, employees, and stakeholders to three Priorities: Invest in our people and prepare them for success in the future. Deliver Integrated and Interoperable Warfighting Capabilities that produce immediate and sustainable warfighting effects. Improve Affordability and ensure maximum value for every dollar spent. Click here to view the LRS. Watch the LRS video message from VADM Dunaway and Mr. Newton at http://go.usa.gov/Z4vz or the NAVAIR YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/navairsyscom.

24 July 2013 Small Business Roundtable Discussion Summary September 16, 2013

Responses to various issues raised at the SB Roundtable event, held on 24 July 13 at the RBC Conference Center in Lexington Park, MD, are now available. Click here to view the discussion summary of the meeting.

Acquisition Improvement Team Presentation Available May 31, 2013

The Acquisition Improvement Team (AIT) held a quarterly meeting on 29 May 2013. You can learn more about the AIT and sign up to join their email list by visiting their web page http://www.aiteam.org/. A copy of a briefing presented at the meeting entitled Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts - Right of First Refusal, is available on the AIT website under the Library tab.

Federal Sub-Contracting Opportunities in Searchable Database April 8, 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.

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.

Defense Innovation Marketplace: Defense and Industry Narrow Communications Gap January 23, 2013

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.

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