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.
NAWCTSD procurement opportunities are advertised in one of several ways dependent upon the method of procurement and the estimated dollar value of the contract action.
Unless specifically exempted by regulation, procurement opportunities conducted within the NAWCTSD Contracting Authority are generally publicized on Federal Business Opportunities (aka FedBizOpps) at www.fbo.gov/ and Navy Electronic Commerce Online (aka NECO) at www.neco.navy.mil.
- 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”) may be publicized on these sites. 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 Point of Contact (POC) list. Industry suppliers that are not prime contract holders to a MAC are encouraged to monitor FedBizOpps and NECO 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.
- Procurements conducted under Contracted Maintenance Modification Aircrew and Related Services (aka “CMMARS”) MAC utilize the CMMARS Competition Library. For all CMMARS inquiries, please contact Chris Giggy, Director of the Fast Acquisition Solutions To Enable Readiness (FASTER) Acquisition Cell at 301-995-4071/[email protected]
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.
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.