The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY13 through FY15 is now available. NAVAIR's LRAF creates a demand signal visible to a wider range of industry and should contribute to better support of our requirements including the distinct prospect of fostering increased competition. Click here to view the LRAF. The file also may be viewed under the "Presentations" tab and then under the section titled "Procurement Forecasting."
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.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2014 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. Now in its second year, the dedicated web portal http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/ has made it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week.
Winners of the Small Business Person of the Year award and other award categories will be invited to Washington, D.C., in 2014 to compete for national titles and to attend National Small Business Week events. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Attention: Eva Lee Ngai, Public Information Officer 409 Third Street SW Second Floor Washington, DC 20416.
All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014. For more information, please visit http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user
Confirmed speakers include:
- VADM David Dunaway, NAVAIR Commander
- Mr. Garry Newton, NAVAIR Deputy Commander
Date: Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Engility Large Conference Room
Agenda and registration details to follow.
Please note this is a closed business meeting of the Small Business Roundtable and not open to the press.
The I/ITSEC conference provides a full prospective of the expanding technology of the simulation and training industry. I/ITSEC will be held 2-5 December 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Additional conference information can also be found at http://www.iitsec.org.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
The NAE has identified Science and Technology Objectives (STOs) that align to Fleet needs and established requirements. These objectives represent the goals of the NAE S&T program and are used as the baseline, a framework for identifying, aligning, and synchronizing S&T efforts throughout the enterprise. They represent a broad strategy for the future, while retaining sufficient flexibility to allow the S&T community to meet near term challenges. The NAE S&T community, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Defense, other federal government, academia and industry, will continue to evolve detailed technology development strategies and conduct the necessary research to address these objectives. Click here to view document.