Archive for May, 2015

  • August 25-26 The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event. 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. NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens […]

    27th Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event

    August 25-26 The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event. 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. NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens […]

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  • Original Article: SoMdNews The Patuxent Partnership has selected AVIAN LLC as the 2014 member of the year. The announcement was made Tuesday to a crowd of more than 300 members and guests at the partnership’s annual dinner this week at Historic St. Mary’s City. The partnership selects one member company that exemplifies commitment to the community and support for Patuxent River Naval Air Station, according to a statement by Bonnie Green, executive director of The Patuxent Partnership. An active member of the partnership for seven years, AVIAN was nominated for award based upon the company’s performance, its support of the […]

    Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s Partnership Member of the Year

    Original Article: SoMdNews The Patuxent Partnership has selected AVIAN LLC as the 2014 member of the year. The announcement was made Tuesday to a crowd of more than 300 members and guests at the partnership’s annual dinner this week at Historic St. Mary’s City. The partnership selects one member company that exemplifies commitment to the community and support for Patuxent River Naval Air Station, according to a statement by Bonnie Green, executive director of The Patuxent Partnership. An active member of the partnership for seven years, AVIAN was nominated for award based upon the company’s performance, its support of the […]

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  • Original Article: Washington Business Journal   The Small Business Administration will begin to include overseas contracts as part of the baseline used to rate agency performance against small business contracting goals. Currently about $100 billion a year in federal contracts — including contracts that support overseas projects — aren’t considered when the agency calculates small businesses’ share of procurement dollars annually. It’s been a bone of contention among the small business community, which argues that all awarded contracts should factor into individual ratings, as well as the overall goal of federal government to allocate 23 percent of contracts to small […]

    SBA to include overseas contracts in rating agencies

    Original Article: Washington Business Journal   The Small Business Administration will begin to include overseas contracts as part of the baseline used to rate agency performance against small business contracting goals. Currently about $100 billion a year in federal contracts — including contracts that support overseas projects — aren’t considered when the agency calculates small businesses’ share of procurement dollars annually. It’s been a bone of contention among the small business community, which argues that all awarded contracts should factor into individual ratings, as well as the overall goal of federal government to allocate 23 percent of contracts to small […]

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  • Original Article: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal To maintain and improve its bases and facilities in Kitsap County, the Navy awarded $662 million in construction contracts between 2012 and 2014. These contracts were for construction projects at the shipyard and Naval Hospital in Bremerton, the submarine base in Bangor, the fuel depot in Manchester, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport. While many of the contracts were awarded to companies from outside the county, they provide local businesses many excellent opportunities as subcontractors and suppliers. Knowing exactly which firms are being awarded the prime construction contracts enables local businesses to […]

    Projects at Kitsap Bases Create Small Business Opportunities

    Original Article: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal To maintain and improve its bases and facilities in Kitsap County, the Navy awarded $662 million in construction contracts between 2012 and 2014. These contracts were for construction projects at the shipyard and Naval Hospital in Bremerton, the submarine base in Bangor, the fuel depot in Manchester, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport. While many of the contracts were awarded to companies from outside the county, they provide local businesses many excellent opportunities as subcontractors and suppliers. Knowing exactly which firms are being awarded the prime construction contracts enables local businesses to […]

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  • Original Article: PRNewsWire The 15th annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 1-3, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense employees, and members of the press are all encouraged to register and attend the Forum. “We see a lot of prime contractor activity every year at […]

    Dawnbreaker to Host 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum

    Original Article: PRNewsWire The 15th annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 1-3, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense employees, and members of the press are all encouraged to register and attend the Forum. “We see a lot of prime contractor activity every year at […]

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  • 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 […]

    Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to host Long Range Acquisition Forecast Industry Day

    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 […]

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  • Original Article: BangorDailyNews BRUNSWICK, Maine — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that, if approved by the Senate, would allow businesses on and near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify for a business incentive program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program provides incentives to businesses affected by recent military base closures and those affiliated with the civilian redevelopment of closed military installations. Brunswick Naval Air Station, now called Brunswick Landing, closed in 2011 under the most recent Department of […]

    Former Brunswick Navy Base Targeted for New Small Business Incentives

    Original Article: BangorDailyNews BRUNSWICK, Maine — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that, if approved by the Senate, would allow businesses on and near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify for a business incentive program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) program provides incentives to businesses affected by recent military base closures and those affiliated with the civilian redevelopment of closed military installations. Brunswick Naval Air Station, now called Brunswick Landing, closed in 2011 under the most recent Department of […]

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  • Original Article: Jacksonville.com Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded an $8 million firm-fixed-price task order March 31 to Leebcor Services, LLC, a small business based in Williamsburg, Va. for the repair of the Trident Refit Facility Refit Wharf 2 located at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. “Refit Wharf 2 is in poor condition and has deteriorated rapidly over the last few years,” said NSB Kings Bay Public Works Officer Cmdr. Omarr Tobias. “If this project is delayed, corrosion and deterioration will continue and could jeopardize the loading capacity of the wharf.” The task order calls for repairs that include basic […]

    NAVFAC Awards $8M FFP to Small Business for Facility Repair

    Original Article: Jacksonville.com Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded an $8 million firm-fixed-price task order March 31 to Leebcor Services, LLC, a small business based in Williamsburg, Va. for the repair of the Trident Refit Facility Refit Wharf 2 located at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. “Refit Wharf 2 is in poor condition and has deteriorated rapidly over the last few years,” said NSB Kings Bay Public Works Officer Cmdr. Omarr Tobias. “If this project is delayed, corrosion and deterioration will continue and could jeopardize the loading capacity of the wharf.” The task order calls for repairs that include basic […]

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  • Original Article: SoMdNews Emily Harman is working to help small businesses successfully enter the world of government contracting. As associate director of the Naval Air Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs, Harman hopes to get to know industry leaders, find out what their firms have to offer, compare that information with NAVAIR’s needs and create opportunities for those businesses to join the competition for contracts. It’s work that may be valuable to businesses, as the Pentagon trims spending and competition to land government contractual work is becoming more difficult. “Understand what we plan on buying, and what we buy,” […]

    NAVAIR Small Business Office is Reaching Out to Firms

    Original Article: SoMdNews Emily Harman is working to help small businesses successfully enter the world of government contracting. As associate director of the Naval Air Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs, Harman hopes to get to know industry leaders, find out what their firms have to offer, compare that information with NAVAIR’s needs and create opportunities for those businesses to join the competition for contracts. It’s work that may be valuable to businesses, as the Pentagon trims spending and competition to land government contractual work is becoming more difficult. “Understand what we plan on buying, and what we buy,” […]

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  • Original Article: The BayNet   PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy and Marine Corps requirements officers gave presentations throughout the day to  more  than 230 attendees, the majority from small businesses, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire House in Lexington Park, Maryland. Mike Williamson, PEO (U&W)’s advanced development lead, opened up the event and stressed the importance of bringing companies together to share new and innovative ideas to support the future of Navy unmanned air system and weapons programs. “This is a great networking opportunity,” he said. “We are sharing ideas with the best and […]

    NAVAIR Seeks New ideas at Industry Day

    Original Article: The BayNet   PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy and Marine Corps requirements officers gave presentations throughout the day to  more  than 230 attendees, the majority from small businesses, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire House in Lexington Park, Maryland. Mike Williamson, PEO (U&W)’s advanced development lead, opened up the event and stressed the importance of bringing companies together to share new and innovative ideas to support the future of Navy unmanned air system and weapons programs. “This is a great networking opportunity,” he said. “We are sharing ideas with the best and […]

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