***ATTENTION*** NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast Covering FYs 15-17 August 19, 2014

The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY15 through FY17 is available. Click here to view/print/save all upcoming procurements.

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.

NAVAIR/NAWCAD Industry Day September 16, 2014

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) will conduct an informational Industry Day on Thursday, 13 November 2014 in Solomons, Maryland. The objective of this event is to enhance Government-industry communication, conduct market research, and increase competition in support of Naval Aviation by presenting the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) and providing the opportunity for meetings between industry and NAVAIR/NAWCAD technical personnel. HOW TO REGISTER: The Industry Day is open on a first-come, first-serve basis, to all industry representatives whose companies can provide products and services to NAVAIR/ NAWCAD. ID will be required at check-in. Due to space limitations; we ask that no more than two (2) representatives from each company attend. Please register using the event website: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kz8l6nrab&oeidk=a07e9pwjb8l1a6944de There is no cost to attend this industry Day. However, you must register in order to attend. Due to the security and capacity limitations of the venue, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins on the day of the event. *Walk-ins the morning of the event will be turned away at the door* Direct questions regarding registration to: NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs william.g.harrison2@navy.mil

Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) September 29, 2014

The annual Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) event is jointly presented by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Orlando, FL, a field activity of the NAVAIRSYSCOM, is the participating Navy command. During the most recent TSIS in June 2014 NAWCTSD presented its Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF), which may be found at http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawctsd/EBusiness/BusOps/Forecast/TSIS.cfm.

Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO September 22, 2014

The Naval Future Force Science & Technology (S&T) Expo is the premiere event sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR). Formerly titled ONR S&T Partnership Conference, it provides access to naval leaders who will discuss the objectives of the revised Naval S&T Strategy; the status of key programs: and new research opportunities within the Navy and Marine Corps community at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C, February 4-5, 2015. Click here to register and view full website.

Combat Environment Simulation Follow-on - T4S, AEWTTR, CEIS September 22, 2014

The objective of the Combat Environment Simulation Systems (CESS) Branch at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake, California, is the research, development, delivery, sustainment, and upgrade of threat systems and associated software used for pre-deployment aircrew warfighter training and weapons systems test and evaluation (T&E) at Department of Defense (DOD) Allied training and T&E Ranges. This synopsis includes the first of three Statements of Work (SOWs) that will be posted for the Combat Environment Simulation (CES) follow-on requirements at NAWCWPNS. The follow-on will entail three separate competitions to fulfill the requirements being met under the current Multiple Award Contract (MAC). The first competition will be T&E/Training Threat/Target Systems (T4S), which will provide warfighter training and debriefing systems; the second will be the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Range (AEWTTR), which will provide ground Electronic Warfare (EW) and Surface-to-Air (SA) weapons threats; and the third will be the Combat Environment Instrumentation Systems (CEIS), which will provide time-space-position information (TSPI) instrumentation and unmanned threats and targets. This synopsis provides notice that there will be follow-on communications regarding these competitions and solicits industry feedback on the proposed acquisition approach and draft documents for the T4S procurement. The Government is committed to and interested in meaningful dialogue that will encourage and maximize competition for these procurements. Click here to view the entire announcement.

Telemetry Range Support Industry Day Solicitation Number: N00019-15-P1-PMA-207-0017 September 16, 2014

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), PMA-207 is hosting an Industry Day on 21-22 October at Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, CA to introduce the aerospace community of anticipated telemetry development and integration requirements. At this event, the Government will present its anticipated acquisition strategy and other pertinent program information. This is a public event held by the U.S. Navy to promote open communication between the government and industry. It also allows industry companies to network and identify teaming partners. This event will include overview presentations by the Navy of the anticipated requirements and an opportunity by industry to interact and ask questions to government personnel in an open forum. The Government is seeking companies with NAICS code 541330, Engineering Services ($38.5M size standard). For more information click on the FBO link https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ba5883dc02a7fcf03c90486253f36bd6&tab=core&_cview=0

NAVAIR Additive Manufacturing Industry Day September 8, 2014

The Naval Air Systems Command Additive Manufacturing IPT conducted an informational Industry Day on 24 July 2014. The Industry Day agenda covered NAVAIR's Additive Manufacturing (AM) Command Goals, PEO Perspective on AM Capability, AM Technology Development Roadmap, AM Demonstration Planning, Qualification and Certification Strategy, Technical Data Standards Development, and Logistics IT. Click here to view agenda and associated briefings.

Notice Posted to FedBizOpps Regarding Upcoming SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions August 21, 2014

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division has recently posted an announcement on the FedBizOpps website (http://www.fbo.gov) indicating its intention to release a solicitation on 17 Sep 2014 as part of the Rolling Admissions process for the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract. The FedBizOpps announcement states the following: "The Government desires an increase in Small Business, HubZone, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and 8(a) concerns. Businesses in these categories are encouraged to submit offers as primes. Prospective offerors are advised that firms certified under small business sub-categories that are competing for inclusion within the SeaPort-e Program via Rolling Admissions will be competing only against other prospective offerors certified within their respective small business sub-category." The FedBizOpps notice may be found at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00178/N0017814R4000/listing.html

Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable to Host DCAA Brown Bag Lunch August 19, 2014

The Small Business Roundtable is hosting a series of brown bag lunches to provide presentations from DCAA. The first brown bag will be held on Tues, 23 Sep 2014, from 11:00 to 1:00 at: Technology Security Associates, Inc 22685 Three Notch Rd, Ste E California, MD 20619 The presentation will focus on Accounting System Requirements and provide an overview of the pre-award accounting system design review process. Participants will learn what occurs prior to the award of a cost-type contract, what is contained in the SF 1408, and what the applicable DFARS regulations say with regard to what comprises an acceptable accounting system. Total contract costs, including direct costs and indirect costs will be discussed. Examples of typically seen indirect rates will be provided, including a discussion on selecting a proper allocation base. Participants will learn about the FAR Part 31 clauses that cover allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, as well as concepts such as Contract Terms, Accounting for Contract Costs, Labor System, Timekeeping, Unallowable Costs, Cost by Contract Line Item, Billings, Cost Accounting Information, and Management Reviews/Internal Audits, along with the applicable DFARS clauses. Some common deficiencies will also be discussed. Registration is limited. Please email Dorothy Hammond at dhammond@htii.com to reserve a space. More information about the Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable may be found at http://www.sbroundtable.com/NAVAIR/home/

How the Navy Can Better Serve The Small Business Industrial Base August 13, 2014

Discussions were held at the 2013 Navy Gold Coast between the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) on how the Navy could improve opportunities for small businesses to compete for Navy procurements. The SECNAV OSBP Director sent NDIA a letter addressing the sixteen recommendations along with specific actions resulting from Roundtable forums held by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Click here to view/print/save the letter.

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.

***News Article*** - NAVAIR Commander's Awards - June 12, 2014 June 23, 2014

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.

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Brief from Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable General Membership Meeting May 20, 2014

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.

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