Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs Frequently Asked Questions.

NAVAIR OSBP Introduction Video to Industry

This video explains what the OSBP can provide to industry seeking business with the Navy.  Click here to view the video. (Note:  Depending on your PC, the video may open directly from the website or it may open on your PC's media player.)

Before You Do Business with NAVAIR Tips

This brochure will help to explain what to do and how to best prepare for doing business with NAVAIR. Click here to view the brochure.

Department of the Navy Technology Acceleration

The Department of the Navy is building its advantage through SBIR with a novel program that is
simpler, faster, and more impactful. The NAVY Technology Acceleration effort will leverage small
business to enable technology adoption at the pace of innovation.  Click here for further information and to view flyer.

NAVAIR's Principal Deputy Program Managers (PDPMs) Small Business Representative Contact List

This list contain the phone numbers to all of NAVAIR's program offices.  Click here to view the list.

The NAVAIR Commander’s Intent

COMING SOON!

Message from GSA regarding SAM registrations

SAM.gov registration is FREE! There is NO FEE to register or maintain your SAM.gov registration. Provide the following information to the small businesses with whom you work: If you get an email, text, or phone call from a company asking you to contact them right away about your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. If you are asked to pay money to complete or renew your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government.

Contract Data (FPDS) Reports

Under “Data Bank” in sam.gov, the following message appears:

The FPDS reports module is now in SAM.gov as the DataBank. If you need to search for contract data or specific contracts, please go to FPDS.gov (opens in new window) and use the ezSearch tool. The FPDS search and data entry functions have not yet been migrated to SAM.gov, but will be migrated in the future.

Under “Search” in sam.gov, you can perform a keyword search and filter and there is a Help Guide link.

Market Research 101 Video

Hear from the NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs, as they discuss Market Research 101.

Upcoming Outreach Events:


Team Orlando Central Florida Tech Grove Juice Bar events – hybrid event held the 2nd Wed of each month 1330-1430 EST (Connect on LinkedIn to see announcements)

NAWCTSD's PALT – bi-monthly hybrid event NAWCTSD PALT Info & Registration

 


NAVAIR Office of Small Business Webinar Series:

Coming Soon!

 

 

How to do Business with the Navy: NAVAIR, NAWCAD, NAWCWD, NAWCTSD

Check out the brief here.

 


 

How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with NAVAIR

Check out the brief here. 

 


 

Mentor Protégé Program Overview

 

Check out the brief here.

 


SBIR/STTR

 

Check out the brief here.

 


Office of Small Business: Meet the PTAC

 

Check out the brief here.

(Request for Information)

Upgrades to Global Reconstruction and Acoustic Measurement Suite (GRAMS)

Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems (ASW) Program Office (PMA-264)

Description: The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River, Maryland, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems (ASW) Program Office (PMA-264) is issuing this Request For Information (RFI) to ascertain the level of interest of potential vendors desiring to contract for the development of enhancements to the Global Reconstruction and Measurement System (GRAMS) product. The information will be used for initial planning and cost estimation for the program and for potential design approaches and technology demonstrations.  Potential development and delivery schedules are critical and a rapid acquisition strategy may be employed. 

For more information, click here


Important News Regarding the SBA's VetCert Program

SBA VetCert applications will PAUSE for one month on August 1, 2024.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that the VetCert System (and all SBA managed certifications) will pause for one month starting August 1st while all certifications are migrated to one unified system – the system that VetCert is currently using.  The announcement can be viewed here.

The SBA will grant a one-year extension to all certified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) with a recertification due on or after August 1, 2024. View the FAQs about this extension at the link here.


Update on SBA Government Contracting Certifications

We would like to inform you of an important update from the Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD) regarding the SBA’s certification system. Starting August 1, initial applications for government contracting certifications will be paused to implement a planned upgrade of the system. The new system is expected to be available in early September. A public-facing fact sheet is available for download

Impacted Certifications:

  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Veteran Small Business Certification (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program

Implications for Small Businesses:

For New or Prospective Applicants:

  • New applications are encouraged to wait until after the upgrade to benefit from the new system features, including the ability to apply for multiple certifications simultaneously.
  • Applications submitted before August 1 will be processed during the upgrade period in the order they were received. Applicants should respond to requests for information as directed.

For Pending Applications:

  • Firms with critical contracting deadlines should contact [email protected] with their proposal number, agency, and bid due date.

For Already Certified Firms:

  • Most certified firms will not be affected by the application pause.

  • Firms with renewals during the upgrade period will receive specific guidance:

    • WOSB/EDWOSB: Certification renewal extended for one year. Affected firms have been notified.
    • Veterans/SDVOSB: Certification renewal extended for one year. Affected firms will be notified.
    • HUBZone: Annual recertification continues in HCTS. Firms will be notified 30 days prior to their anniversary date.
    • 8(a): Annual Attestation continues in Certify.SBA.gov. Instructions will be provided.
  • Firms needing to make material changes or wishing to recertify should follow program instructions.

Stay Informed:

SBA will provide more resources and guidance in the coming days.

 


SeaPort NxG Rolling Admissions II 

 

(Attention Small Businesses-Opportunity Alert)

On April 9, 2024, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announced the opening of the SeaPort NxG multiple award contract (MAC) vehicle solicitation, Rolling Admissions Solicitation Number N00178-24-R-7000 on SAM.gov, with a current submission date of June 18, 2024. Two main service categories under this solicitation are Engineering Services and Program Management Services, which collectively cover 23 functional areas. These contract onramps only happen every two to three years.  

To view solicitation: https://sam.gov/opp/820dde4746be44f6b9898bb7538d619f/view  

Key Information 

Service Categories: Engineering Services and Program Management Services 

Functional Areas: 23 in total 

Submission Date: June 18, 2024 

SAM.gov Notice ID: N0017824R7000 

NAICS: 541330-Engineering Services (Size Status: $47M) 

PSC: R425 Support – Professional: Engineering/Technical 

Amendment: Amendment 0003 was issued on April 23, 2024 

Closing Date: 12:00pm ET on June 18, 2024 

SeaPort-NxG is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 23 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Military Sealift Command (MSC), and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-NxG Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract holders. Simply stated, SeaPort-NxG provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation.  The Navy conducts Rolling Admissions to allow new industry partners the opportunity to participate.  

 


 

Long Range Acquisition Estimate (LRAE)

Most Current NAVAIR Enterprise LRAE: Click Here

Site Specific LRAEs: 

Most Current NAWCAD PAX: Click Here

Most Current NAWCWD China Lake & Point Mugu: Click Here

NAWCTSD (TSIS slides, updated annually in June): Click Here

**Procurement opportunity status updated at each PALT, sign up to attend an upcoming PALT: Click Here

Additional Resources:

SECNAV OSBP LRAEs (For 10 buying commands): Click Here

St. Mary's County Department of Economic & Community Development

(List of companies providing support to NAVAIR & organizations that assist small businesses): Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs Frequently Asked Questions.

NAVAIR OSBP Introduction Video to Industry

This video explains what the OSBP can provide to industry seeking business with the Navy.  Click here to view the video. (Note:  Depending on your PC, the video may open directly from the website or it may open on your PC's media player.)

Before You Do Business with NAVAIR Tips

This brochure will help to explain what to do and how to best prepare for doing business with NAVAIR. Click here to view the brochure.

Department of the Navy Technology Acceleration

The Department of the Navy is building its advantage through SBIR with a novel program that is
simpler, faster, and more impactful. The NAVY Technology Acceleration effort will leverage small
business to enable technology adoption at the pace of innovation.  Click here for further information and to view flyer.

NAVAIR's Principal Deputy Program Managers (PDPMs) Small Business Representative Contact List

This list contain the phone numbers to all of NAVAIR's program offices.  Click here to view the list.

The NAVAIR Commander’s Intent

COMING SOON!

Message from GSA regarding SAM registrations

SAM.gov registration is FREE! There is NO FEE to register or maintain your SAM.gov registration. Provide the following information to the small businesses with whom you work: If you get an email, text, or phone call from a company asking you to contact them right away about your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. If you are asked to pay money to complete or renew your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government.

Contract Data (FPDS) Reports

Under “Data Bank” in sam.gov, the following message appears:

The FPDS reports module is now in SAM.gov as the DataBank. If you need to search for contract data or specific contracts, please go to FPDS.gov (opens in new window) and use the ezSearch tool. The FPDS search and data entry functions have not yet been migrated to SAM.gov, but will be migrated in the future.

Under “Search” in sam.gov, you can perform a keyword search and filter and there is a Help Guide link.

Market Research 101 Video

Hear from the NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs, as they discuss Market Research 101.

Upcoming Outreach Events:


Team Orlando Central Florida Tech Grove Juice Bar events – hybrid event held the 2nd Wed of each month 1330-1430 EST (Connect on LinkedIn to see announcements)

NAWCTSD's PALT – bi-monthly hybrid event NAWCTSD PALT Info & Registration

 


NAVAIR Office of Small Business Webinar Series:

Coming Soon!

 

 

How to do Business with the Navy: NAVAIR, NAWCAD, NAWCWD, NAWCTSD

Check out the brief here.

 


 

How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with NAVAIR

Check out the brief here. 

 


 

Mentor Protégé Program Overview

 

Check out the brief here.

 


SBIR/STTR

 

Check out the brief here.

 


Office of Small Business: Meet the PTAC

 

Check out the brief here.

(Request for Information)

Upgrades to Global Reconstruction and Acoustic Measurement Suite (GRAMS)

Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems (ASW) Program Office (PMA-264)

Description: The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River, Maryland, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems (ASW) Program Office (PMA-264) is issuing this Request For Information (RFI) to ascertain the level of interest of potential vendors desiring to contract for the development of enhancements to the Global Reconstruction and Measurement System (GRAMS) product. The information will be used for initial planning and cost estimation for the program and for potential design approaches and technology demonstrations.  Potential development and delivery schedules are critical and a rapid acquisition strategy may be employed. 

For more information, click here


Important News Regarding the SBA's VetCert Program

SBA VetCert applications will PAUSE for one month on August 1, 2024.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that the VetCert System (and all SBA managed certifications) will pause for one month starting August 1st while all certifications are migrated to one unified system – the system that VetCert is currently using.  The announcement can be viewed here.

The SBA will grant a one-year extension to all certified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) with a recertification due on or after August 1, 2024. View the FAQs about this extension at the link here.


Update on SBA Government Contracting Certifications

We would like to inform you of an important update from the Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD) regarding the SBA’s certification system. Starting August 1, initial applications for government contracting certifications will be paused to implement a planned upgrade of the system. The new system is expected to be available in early September. A public-facing fact sheet is available for download

Impacted Certifications:

  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Veteran Small Business Certification (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program

Implications for Small Businesses:

For New or Prospective Applicants:

  • New applications are encouraged to wait until after the upgrade to benefit from the new system features, including the ability to apply for multiple certifications simultaneously.
  • Applications submitted before August 1 will be processed during the upgrade period in the order they were received. Applicants should respond to requests for information as directed.

For Pending Applications:

  • Firms with critical contracting deadlines should contact [email protected] with their proposal number, agency, and bid due date.

For Already Certified Firms:

  • Most certified firms will not be affected by the application pause.

  • Firms with renewals during the upgrade period will receive specific guidance:

    • WOSB/EDWOSB: Certification renewal extended for one year. Affected firms have been notified.
    • Veterans/SDVOSB: Certification renewal extended for one year. Affected firms will be notified.
    • HUBZone: Annual recertification continues in HCTS. Firms will be notified 30 days prior to their anniversary date.
    • 8(a): Annual Attestation continues in Certify.SBA.gov. Instructions will be provided.
  • Firms needing to make material changes or wishing to recertify should follow program instructions.

Stay Informed:

SBA will provide more resources and guidance in the coming days.

 


SeaPort NxG Rolling Admissions II 

 

(Attention Small Businesses-Opportunity Alert)

On April 9, 2024, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announced the opening of the SeaPort NxG multiple award contract (MAC) vehicle solicitation, Rolling Admissions Solicitation Number N00178-24-R-7000 on SAM.gov, with a current submission date of June 18, 2024. Two main service categories under this solicitation are Engineering Services and Program Management Services, which collectively cover 23 functional areas. These contract onramps only happen every two to three years.  

To view solicitation: https://sam.gov/opp/820dde4746be44f6b9898bb7538d619f/view  

Key Information 

Service Categories: Engineering Services and Program Management Services 

Functional Areas: 23 in total 

Submission Date: June 18, 2024 

SAM.gov Notice ID: N0017824R7000 

NAICS: 541330-Engineering Services (Size Status: $47M) 

PSC: R425 Support – Professional: Engineering/Technical 

Amendment: Amendment 0003 was issued on April 23, 2024 

Closing Date: 12:00pm ET on June 18, 2024 

SeaPort-NxG is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 23 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Military Sealift Command (MSC), and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-NxG Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract holders. Simply stated, SeaPort-NxG provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation.  The Navy conducts Rolling Admissions to allow new industry partners the opportunity to participate.  

 


 

Long Range Acquisition Estimate (LRAE)

Most Current NAVAIR Enterprise LRAE: Click Here

Site Specific LRAEs: 

Most Current NAWCAD PAX: Click Here

Most Current NAWCWD China Lake & Point Mugu: Click Here

NAWCTSD (TSIS slides, updated annually in June): Click Here

**Procurement opportunity status updated at each PALT, sign up to attend an upcoming PALT: Click Here

Additional Resources:

SECNAV OSBP LRAEs (For 10 buying commands): Click Here

St. Mary's County Department of Economic & Community Development

(List of companies providing support to NAVAIR & organizations that assist small businesses): Click Here

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