NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast August 11, 2016

The NAVAIR Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) covering FY17 through FY19 is now available. Click here to view/print/save all upcoming procurements.

Principal Deputy Program Managers (PDPMs) by PEO/AIR-1.0 Telephone Directory August 15, 2016

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.

Sources Sought: Dual Channel Patriot Telemetry Kits August 17, 2016

The purpose of this sources sought notice is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and to gain market knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications relative to the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code 334511 for (Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing) which has a corresponding size standard of 1,250 employees. This requirement is for 200 Dual Channel Patriot Telemetry Kits in support of the Army. The 200 Telemetry kits consist of antennas, dual transmitter, mounting hardware , RF cables, telemetry electronics module (TEM) and TEM cable; which are to be assembled and tested in accordance with the specified Government drawings. These drawings are source controlled drawings but the prime contractor must show the capability to manufacture the TEM and TEM cable. Click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7dffa483d56fc259c04de080c0d8c17f&tab=core&_cview=0 for further information.

Identify Potential Contract Opportunities using ezSearch Tool on the FPDS-NG Website June 11, 2015

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.

NAWCWD Industry Day - Engineering Support Services August 10, 2016

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) intends to host an Industry Day for interested SDVOSBs in gaining additional information on an upcoming follow-on contract for Engineering Support Services (ESS). Industry Day is currently scheduled for Wednesday August 31, 2016 from 8:00AM-3:00PM. It will be held in NAWCWD facilities at McLean Laboratory and may accommodate various site visits. The purpose of the Industry Day will be 1. To increase SDVOSB understanding of the Government's pending ESS requirement. 2. Afford industry an opportunity to provide feedback & to ask questions regarding the Government's contemplated contract. 3. Provide basic contractual information including the cognizant Contracts personnel, the types of support services being contemplated, and an estimated timeline should solicitation be released and a contract awarded. 4. Increase competition and teaming/subcontracting opportunities amongst capable and/or interested service providers. SDVOSBs seeking to participate in NAWCWDs Industry Day event will need to submit the attached Form SECNAV_5512/1 to Jayme Dorey; jayme.dorey@navy.mil no later than Monday August 15, 2016 to process your visitors badge for base access. At this time, the Engineering Services Support (ESS) Industry Day, originally posted 03 August 2016, is open only to interested SDVOSB concerns. Click here to view the full announcement.

NDIA 28th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event August 5, 2016

The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 28th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event. The event will be held August 23-24, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The purpose of Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense. NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking. Click here for registration and further information.

NAVAIR 4.11 Rapid Capability Engineering & Integration Department Industry Day July 12, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) conducted an informational Industry Day on Thursday, 20 August 2015 located in California, Maryland. The objective of this event was to enhance Government-industry communication, conduct market research, and increase competition in support of Naval Aviation by presenting information regarding AIR-4.11 capabilities and the requirements for the procurement of services in support of AIR-4.11 missions. Industry has requested that the Government post future information relevant to the AIR-4.11 Industry Day in the form of a Solicitation vice a Sources Sought Announcement. At this time, the Government will continue to communicate with Industry using this Sources Sought Announcement (Control No. 07202015). At this time, the Government anticipates providing updated information on or before 30 September 2016. Please check the announcement periodically and/or at the time and date specified for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact Marc Concilio at Marc.Concilio@navy.mil. Thank you for your interest in AIR 4.11.

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.

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