Contracting Opportunity Archive

  • From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — With more than 20 small business contracts awarded to support foreign military sales and U.S. Navy boat and service craft acquisition this fiscal year, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) works to enhance shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses. PEO Ships works closely with The Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs to support small businesses, a community recognized for its innovative and agile solutions to acquisition needs. As one of the largest acquisition organizations in the Navy, PEO Ships manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and […]

    PEO Ships Works to Promote Small Business Opportunities

    From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — With more than 20 small business contracts awarded to support foreign military sales and U.S. Navy boat and service craft acquisition this fiscal year, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) works to enhance shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses. PEO Ships works closely with The Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs to support small businesses, a community recognized for its innovative and agile solutions to acquisition needs. As one of the largest acquisition organizations in the Navy, PEO Ships manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and […]

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  • In fiscal year 2016, the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, awarded about $156 million in contracts to small businesses in the state of Indiana. More than $9.2 million of those contracts went to small businesses located within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis. Overall, the Navy awarded over $887 million in contracts to both large and small businesses in the state of Indiana during fiscal year 2016. While the numbers are impressive, we are confident that Hoosier small businesses can play an even bigger role moving forward. The Department of the […]

    The Department of The Navy’s Outreach to Indiana Business

    In fiscal year 2016, the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, awarded about $156 million in contracts to small businesses in the state of Indiana. More than $9.2 million of those contracts went to small businesses located within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis. Overall, the Navy awarded over $887 million in contracts to both large and small businesses in the state of Indiana during fiscal year 2016. While the numbers are impressive, we are confident that Hoosier small businesses can play an even bigger role moving forward. The Department of the […]

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  • Original Article: Bloomberg The U.S. Navy is finalizing acquisition plans for Training Systems Contract IV, an up-to-nine-year, $1 billion multiple-award contract for noncommercial training systems, services, and content. TSC IV, the focus of this week’s Bloomberg Government top 20 contract opportunities, will be Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) primary source of such systems — just as its three predecessor TSC contracts have been since fiscal 2000. The Navy began TSC IV planning with an industry day announcement on Feb. 21. A draft request for proposal is planned by late June or early July, according to a June 2 amendment. According […]

    Navy begins recompete of $1 billion training contract

    Original Article: Bloomberg The U.S. Navy is finalizing acquisition plans for Training Systems Contract IV, an up-to-nine-year, $1 billion multiple-award contract for noncommercial training systems, services, and content. TSC IV, the focus of this week’s Bloomberg Government top 20 contract opportunities, will be Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) primary source of such systems — just as its three predecessor TSC contracts have been since fiscal 2000. The Navy began TSC IV planning with an industry day announcement on Feb. 21. A draft request for proposal is planned by late June or early July, according to a June 2 amendment. According […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

    Innovative Intracranial Scanner Safeguards Marines’ Lives

    Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

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  • Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

    Navy workshop to help connect local companies with millions in government contracts

    Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

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  • Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

    Defense logistics official sees potential in 3-D printing parts

    Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

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  • Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

    DoD Looking For Biodegradable Ammo Via SBIR

    Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

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  • Original Article: 3DPrint.com 3D printing technology has various militaries across the world eagerly standing at attention, many of which are researching and aiding in future technological developments. The United States Navy has been especially fond of 3D printing technology, having utilized it for a number of applications over the last year or so. In 2015, the Navy 3D printed custom drones aboard the USS Essex, and also implemented Inovati’s unique Kinetic Metallization system into their component repair process. Back in March, the US Navy successfully launched a Trident II D5 missile that was equipped with a 3D printed component from […]

    On-Demand 3D Printing to Impact Navy Fleets in the Near Future

    Original Article: 3DPrint.com 3D printing technology has various militaries across the world eagerly standing at attention, many of which are researching and aiding in future technological developments. The United States Navy has been especially fond of 3D printing technology, having utilized it for a number of applications over the last year or so. In 2015, the Navy 3D printed custom drones aboard the USS Essex, and also implemented Inovati’s unique Kinetic Metallization system into their component repair process. Back in March, the US Navy successfully launched a Trident II D5 missile that was equipped with a 3D printed component from […]

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  • The FY16 NDAA extended the Rapid Innovation Fund program by eight years (FY16 through FY23).  And the FY16 appropriations bill funded RIF at $250M for this next cycle.   The corresponding BAA is anticipated to be released on March 1st.  The full BAA schedule is at http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/rif.html.  Government TPOCs can talk openly now; communications become restricted upon BAA release.  Historically, about 2/3 of DoN RIF awards go to fund projects which derive from the SBIR program.  The program is quite competitive: about 4% of white papers submitted get funded.  Companies may want to review the FY15 BAA (DoN topics on pages […]

    Upcoming Rapid Innovation Fund Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Solicitation

    The FY16 NDAA extended the Rapid Innovation Fund program by eight years (FY16 through FY23).  And the FY16 appropriations bill funded RIF at $250M for this next cycle.   The corresponding BAA is anticipated to be released on March 1st.  The full BAA schedule is at http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/rif.html.  Government TPOCs can talk openly now; communications become restricted upon BAA release.  Historically, about 2/3 of DoN RIF awards go to fund projects which derive from the SBIR program.  The program is quite competitive: about 4% of white papers submitted get funded.  Companies may want to review the FY15 BAA (DoN topics on pages […]

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  • Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

    “Small Business – The First Option for Innovation” By Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP

    Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

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