***ATTENTION*** NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast Covering FYs 15-17 June 1, 2015

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 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.

Avionics Vulnerability Assessment Mitigation and Protection (AVAMP) May 27, 2015

The Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation branch (AFRL/RYWA) in the Sensors Directorate conducts basic and applied research and advanced development to understand and improve cyber security of U.S. Air Force platforms and weapon systems operating in contested cyber domain. The activity involves understanding the threat to legacy and future weapon systems, discovering, characterizing, and mitigating cyber vulnerabilities and developing protections against cyber-attack to provide fight-through capability. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) solicits innovative research proposals to address these needs and to integrate, test, and evaluate developed technologies into the AFRL AVAMP embedded system cyber research platform. Performers under this activity will advance the state-of-the-art in embedded system cyber security offering novel and innovative approaches to understand and defeat advanced cyber threats and protect our systems so they operate as intended and provide mission assurance to the commander. Click here to view full announcement.

Prevailing Wage Seminars 2015 May 20, 2015

The Wage and Hour Division is pleased to announce the following Prevailing Wage Seminars for 2015: Charlotte NC, Wichita KS, Colorado Springs CO, & Sacramento CA. If you wish to attend one of these seminars, please send an email to WHDPWS@dol.gov Your email should include your name, title, organization, mailing address, email address, and location of the seminar that you wish to attend. There is no fee for attending any of these seminars, however, space is limited. Upon receipt of this information, we will advise you whether your request can be accommodated. For more information regarding the upcoming prevailing wage seminars dates and times, as well as information on the DBA and SCA visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts or call the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).

NAWCWD Industry Day May 11, 2015

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) will be hosting a Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30AM–4:30PM at the Kerr McGee Center 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAVAIR/NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY16, FY17 and FY18 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives whose companies can provide products and services to NAWCWD or are interested in the use of a CSA or CRADA. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. You must be registered to attend and identification will be required at check-in. Who Should Attend? •Federal contractors (large and small) that are interested in NAWCWD contracting and subcontracting opportunities representing all industries. •Companies interested in partnering with NAWCWD in efforts jointly shared and funded through the use of a CRADA. •Commercial customers interested in using NAWCWD‘s extensive research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation capabilities through the use of a CSA. •Representatives from Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and Women-Owned Small Businesses. The NAWCWD Industry Day Registration website: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=at7ofgjab&oeidk=a07eav587xt4749be34. No base access is required and no security badges will be needed or provided. **Please note that the forecast is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute a specific offer or commitment by the Navy to fund, in whole or in part, any opportunities referenced herein. Qualified 8(a) Vendors who are interested in the follow-on to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Depot Level Maintenance Contract (N68936-10-C-0062) may request one-on-one meetings with the NAWCWD Acquisition Team during the networking session of the Industry Day Event. If you are an 8(a) Vendor interested in meeting with the NAWCWD Acquisition Team, please contact Mr. David Belasco (david.belasco@navy.mil). Discount rates for local lodging will expire on 19 June 2015. Please refer to the NAWCWD Industry Day Registration website below for details on areal lodging offering discounts for the Industry Day Event.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Proposed Rule May 5, 2015

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a proposed rule that would amend its regulations to implement section 825 of the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized contracting officers to award sole source contracts to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) and shortened the time period for SBA to conduct a study to determine the industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented. To that end, SBA proposes to amend 13 CFR part 127 as follows:.Amend 127.101, concerning the type of contracting assistance available under part 127, to include the new sole source authority .Amend 127.102 to change the definitions of the terms "EDWOSB requirement" and "WOSB requirement" to include sole source contracts .Amend 127.500, which concerns the industries in which a contracting officer is authorized to restrict competition under the WOSB program, to address the new sole source authority .Amend 127.503 by adding two new paragraphs to incorporate the statutory language of section 825 granting authority to award sole source contracts to EDWOSBs and WOSBs .Amend 127.507, concerning contracting opportunities at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, to address sole source awards under the WOSB program .Amend 127.600 to include procedures for protests involving sole source contracts to WOSBs and EDWOSBs In addition, to meet the new January 2, 2016, deadline for determining the industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented, SBA also proposes to amend its definitions of "underrepresentation" and "substantial underrepresentation." The change would provide SBA the flexibility necessary to conduct the most reliable and relevant study of WOSB participation in federal contracting would align the definitions more closely with the statutory intent of the 2013 and 2015 NDAA. Comments on the proposed rule are due by June 30, 2015. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-01/pdf/2015-10331.pdf

Aircraft Organizational Level Maintenance and Repair Services, Logistic Support, and Program Support April 27, 2015

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is seeking information from potential sources regarding aircraft organizational level maintenance and repair services, logistic support, and program support services for the U.S. Navy aircraft and peripheral systems assigned to the Naval Test Wing Pacific (NTWP). This RFI is focused on identifying the feasibility of contractor performance of the work outlined below. This requirement is a follow-on procurement to a competitively-awarded contract N00421-11-C-0031 (NAICS Code 488190) that is currently being performed by Defense Support Services LLC. The existing contract is a completion-type with a base year plus four option years. The contract line item numbers (CLINs) consist of a cost-plus-fixed-fee for labor, a labor-hour CLIN for overtime, and cost CLINs for travel and material/other direct costs. The current contract supports 41 aircraft. Click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=16bdd2244e3f58c8d691f985fa7a6ad8&tab=core&_cview=0 to view full announcement.

2015 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference April 27, 2015

The Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference will take place June 14-17, 2015, at the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center at Washington DC National Harbor and is being held in conjunction with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo and the National Innovation Summit and Showcase. See: http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/program/National_SBIR_Conference.html SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you'll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) and to commercialize technological innovations. Networking Opportunities: Interact with government SBIR/STTR program managers and staff as well as industry leaders and veteran SBIR/STTR awardees to learn how to access SBIR/STTR, build partnerships, and create successful commercialization strategies. Opportunities include roundtable discussions, 1-on-1 meetings, and conference sessions. This conference will be one of the year's largest gatherings for small businesses conducting Research & Development. At the SBIR/STTR conference, attendees will learn from senior Government leaders and SBIR/STTR program experts how to participate and compete for funding in each of the government's SBIR/STTR programs, with increased focus on commercializing technological innovations. Highlights include 1-on-1 meetings with SBIR Agencies in addition to sessions featuring Agencies, SBIR/STTR awardees, industry partners, and program experts. Optional pre-conference workshops on SBIR Phase I, Phase II and licensing and commercialization will be offered. Register at http://www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/register.html

2015 Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event January 27, 2015

The 2015 Navy Gold Coast Procurement Event will be held 25-26 August in San Diego, CA. 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. Registration is open. Click on the title of this announcement for more information.


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