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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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.
NAVAIR Small Business Roundtable - General Membership Meeting January 28, 2016
The first Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable General Membership Meeting of 2016 will be held on Thursday, February 11th, 2016,12:30pm at the Engility Corp. Conference Room, 22290 Exploration Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required so that we can ensure entrance into the facility. Please RSVP to Dorothy Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org with name and company by noon, Friday, February 5, 2016. The Engility Corp. building is located in Exploration Park. Please use the entrance facing MD 235. Please note that advance registration, is required to enter the building. This is a closed meeting. Click here to view the agenda.
The Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), AIR-184.108.40.206, at Patuxent River, MD announces its intention to procure, on a competitive basis, the services necessary to provide Special Communication Rapid Integration Facility (SCRIF) support services for the NAWCAD and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), St. Inigoes, Special Communications Mission Solutions (SCMS) Division. The Industry Day will be held on February 10, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm at Webster Field, St. Inigoes. Please click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72cbcc2caa388a70ac65517f8df130bc&tab=core&_cview=0 for registration instructions.
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>.