Doing Business with Us
The Program Directors (PDs) - Aviation, Surface, Undersea, Cross Warfare, and International - are responsible for accepting and executing projects assigned to NAWCTSD. The primary point of contact will be the Program Director responsible for the Warfare Area most closely aligned with the customer. Accordingly, all work is assigned to one of the PDs.
Those work assignments may reach NAWCTSD through a variety of methods. The most common approach for Navy customers is via the SYSCOMs (NAVAIR, NAVSEA, and SPAWAR). In those cases, the OPNAV sponsor determines the validity and relative need of a respective task, allocates resources, and tasks the appropriate SYSCOM to manage the project. In turn, the SYSCOM tasks NAWCTSD to execute the task (e.g., acquisition of a new helicopter trainer, or conduct a training skills and requirements analysis for a new ship class). The mechanism for gaining access in this method is to elevate the requirement through the applicable operational chain of command to obtain the OPNAV sponsor's support. It is DoD policy that a fair proportion of its total purchases (contracts and subcontracts) be placed with small business concerns. NAWCTSD is strongly committed to the use of small business concerns in executing its mission. Accordingly, the Center maintains an Office of Small Business Programs which is available to assist small businesses seeking to do business with NAWCTSD.
NAWCTD procurement opportunities, when required, are advertised through beta.SAM.gov.
Procurements conducted under the following Command Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Contracts (aka "MACs") including Training Systems Contract IV (aka “TSC IV”), Fielded Training Systems Support IV (aka “FTSS IV”) and Training Data Products Contract (aka “TDPC”), though not required, may also be publicized on beta.SAM.gov. Please see the “Multiple Award Contracts” Tab on this site (http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawctsd/node/196) for a description of these MACs, as well as a MAC holder Points of Contact (POC) lists. Industry suppliers that are not prime contract holders to a MAC are encouraged to monitor beta.SAM.gov for potential subcontracting opportunities. It is the responsibility of industry suppliers to directly solicit its products and/or services to the MAC prime contractors for potential subcontracting opportunities.
Limited procurement activity for support services is conducted using the Navy's SeaPort-e / SeaPort NextGen MAC. SeaPort-e information including that related to Rolling Admissions may be found at www.seaport.navy.mil/default.aspx.
NOTE 1: Effective November 12, 2019, FBO.gov is retired, and Beta.SAM.gov is now the authoritative source for Contract Opportunities. Unless specifically exempted by regulation, procurement opportunities conducted outside the MAC environment are advertised on beta.SAM.gov.
NOTE 2: As of 27 April 2018, all new entities registering in GSA's System for Award Management (SAM), as well as existing registrations being updated or renewed, will require the submission of an original, signed and notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity Administrator for the entity associated with the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) before the registration will be activated. It is recommended that all interested parties be aware that processing this additional information may take several days and are proactive in maintaining the SAM registrations in an "Active" status as the government cannot award to an entity without an "Active" SAM registration. More information can be found at www.gsa.gov/samupdate.
Direct access is the second most common method. Customers (e.g., Navy PEOs, PMAs, PMOs; Sister Services; Non-DOD Training Agents) may elect to request NAWCTSD directly to support their respective needs. Allied military may also access us with a letter of request from their embassy to the Navy International Programs Office. This avenue is typically conducted on a reimbursable basis where the customer provides requisite resources direct to NAWCTSD to enable project execution. Resources include project funds, travel funds, and in-house salary funds. NAWCTSD's acceptance of these tasks is predicated on the available capacity to effectively execute the task(s). Key components include the available skill mix and the necessary depth of skills.