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.

PEO(U&W) RFI and Industry Day Notice March 19, 2018

PEO(U&W) is holding an Industry Day Event 17 - 19 April 2018 in order to share plans for the future of Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons. For more information please refer to https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=f4f174d4fb9d20a4a3eafc1b92d9b53b&tab=core&_cview=1. The Industry Day Event will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC), 44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland 20619. In order to participate in the Industry Day Event, please register on the Eventbrite website at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peouw-industry-day-2018-tickets-41042163215?aff=es2 for the 2018 PEO(U&W) Industry Day Event no later than 6 April 2018.

Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) May 25, 2018

The Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) is an annual event held in Orlando, FL. TSIS is an excellent opportunity to network and interact with procurement officials for Training and Simulation products and services from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. The focus will be on providing insight into opportunities forthcoming in the near to mid future. TSIS will be held on 6 & 7 June at the Doubletree by Hilton at Universal. Please see the following link for further details: http://www.ndia.org/events/2018/6/6/81t0

FASTER-AC Industry Day for KRACEn July 11, 2018

NAVAIR will be hosting an Industry Day on 30 July 2018 for the Mod Kits, Aircraft Recovery, Augmentation, Components, & Engines (KRACEn) opportunity. KRACEn will be an IDIQ MAC used by several Government entities such as Naval Fleet activities, NAVAIR Program Offices, and supporting competencies. Non-Navy customers will also be able to use the contract vehicle. The KRACEn scope provides services for less than full aircraft maintenance and support worldwide to include mod kit build and installs, retrieval of downed aircraft, augmentation, component level work, and aircraft engines. To read the full announcement, click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a3218e3e56794acaeafb0e181ab63842&tab=core&_cview=0>/a>.

PEO(T) BAA April 2018 and Industry Collaborative Exchange of 15-16 May 2018 May 1, 2018

The NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR), Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO(T)), is soliciting White Papers for emerging technologies, demonstrations, and capabilities in the following areas: (1) Readiness Improvements, (2) Speed to the Fleet, (3) Integration and Interoperability (I&I), and (4) Other technologies or capabilities. This announcement and any modifications to this announcement will be open through 16 April 2019. In an attempt to spur similar interest under BAA N00019-18-R-0007, a PEO(T) Industry Collaborative Exchange will be conducted to provide industry an opportunity to learn about the threats facing PEO(T) programs currently and through 2024 timeframe, the need to improve readiness, I&I, and delivering other capabilities to the warfighter quickly, as well as the technology needs of PEO(T) Program Managers. The PEO(T) Industry Collaborative Exchange will be held on 15 and 16 May 2018 at MITRE in McLean, Virginia. See Solicitation Number N00019-18-R-0007 at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a56573db5c57567318f905b2a34ff77f&tab=core&_cview=1 for more information.

Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Expeditionary (MUX) Industry Day May 24, 2018

The Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W)), Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Air Systems Program (PMA-266) is seeking information, performance capabilities, and technical data on air vehicle (AV) technologies in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Expeditionary (MUX) program. The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) approved Initial Capability Document (ICD) for the MUX Capabilities, dated 10 August 2016, established a need for ship-based, extended range, long endurance, and multi-mission UAS(s). The Government intends to hold an Industry Day in support of the overall MUX acquisition effort on 6-7 June 2018 at the Wingate Hotel, 20 Sanford Drive in Fredericksburg, VA 22406. Please check FBO for updates and current information regarding this Industry Day event. For more information and to register, please visit FBO at https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3aa7669186b2409e72e6dce8053e0a20&tab=core&_cview=1.

Request for Information FASTER ACq Cell KRACEn June 11, 2018

NAVAIR established the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team using an acquisition cell model to support the platform program management offices. FASTER has three primary goals: maximizing NAVAIR small business participation for aircraft maintenance, improving the quality of contracted services, and shortening the time to award. The first requirement under the FASTER initiative was to establish a new strategic sourced IDIQ MAC for Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS). A second new strategic sourced contract vehicle is being established for Mod Kits, Aircraft Recovery, Augmentation, Components, & Engines (KRACEn). The KRACEn IDIQ MAC will be used by several Government entities such as Naval Fleet activities, NAVAIR Program Offices, and supporting competencies. Non-Navy customers will also be able to use the contract vehicle. The KRACEn scope provides services for less than full aircraft maintenance and support worldwide to include mod kit build and installs, retrieval of downed aircraft, augmentation, component level work, and aircraft engines. This RFI is being used to gather market research for NAVAIR to make decisions regarding the KRACEn IDIQ. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5aabc17da0969855e4232e382344cbe7&tab=core&_cview=0

S&T Outreach Event August 21-23 June 28, 2018

The F-35 Tech Planning Team will host an S&T Outreach Event August 21-23 to learn about emerging technologies and state-of-the-art advancements in the following three focus areas: (1) Additive Manufacturing: Seeking innovation in design tools, aerospace applications, and aerospace qualification methods (2) Artificial Intelligence: Seeking innovation for the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) to address data quality issues, with abilities to self-correct or generate recommendations for adjudication in real time. Seeking innovation for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) to enhance predictive maintenance. (3) Thermal Management: Seeking innovative technologies to advance current aircraft performance in the area of cooling If you are interested in briefing a technology applicable to the F-35 Enterprise, please submit an abstract, no more than one-page in length, one per technology, specifying the: -- innovative nature of the technology -- applicability to the F-35 Enterprise -- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) or maturity of the technology Technologies of interest should be TRL 2-6. Questions related to the outreach event as well as final abstracts may be submitted to F-35TechPlanning@jsf.mil. Please submit your abstracts no later than July 20; invitations to brief will be provided as abstracts are approved. Briefing dates and times will be scheduled in advanced and limited as the schedule allows. Briefings will be limited to twenty minutes per technology, per company. In the event the schedule fills, opportunities to meet will be offered at a later date.

NAWCAD Production MAC March 12, 2018

This announcement constitutes an informational notice for planning and informational purposes. REQUIREMENT: AIRWorks, on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), is currently exploring the potential of establishing a contract vehicle to support full rate production and installation of aircraft components, systems, and modification kits that have been developed by the Government or through contracts under which the Government has obtained the appropriate data rights for third party competition. The AIRWorks team is evaluating potential solutions to meet this recurring command requirement, including the establishment of a multiple lot multiple award contract vehicle estimated over 1 billion dollars. Evaluation of the recurring requirements has established that efforts of this nature require the same common core capabilities across industry with limited tailoring based on scale, scope, and/or complexity. Click https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=80287aa92fcfd35c63bbea36b7f44668&tab=core&_cview=0 to view the entire announcement.

Small Business Round Table General Membership Meeting March 7, 2018

The meeting will be held at Precise Systems, 22290 Exploration Drive, 3rd Floor, Lexington Park, MD 20653 on April 6, 2018. This is the first SBRT General Membership Meeting scheduled for 2018. Please arrive early and take the opportunity to meet other small businesses working with NAVAIR and NAWCAD. REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required so that we can ensure entrance into the facility. Registration is limited to the first 135 people. Please, no more than two (2) people per company. Preference will be given to small business if we reach capacity. To RSVP, please use the REGISTER button at http://www.sbroundtable.com/events.html. Please note that advance registration is required to enter the building. This is a closed meeting.

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