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.
Sources Sought - CYLEX Testing and Evaluation August 25, 2014
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake, CA is seeking qualified parties to provide detonation testing and evaluation support services for Cylinder Expansion (CYLEX) tests of research and development (R&D) explosives. The Government requests that all companies, both Large and Small, submit their business size by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. The results of this Sources Sought will be used to determine the technical capability and availability of all prospective parties if any opportunities exist. Click Here to see the full synopsis: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVAIR/N68936D1/N6893614R0153/listing.html
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
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.