Contracting Opportunity Archive

  • 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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  • Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

    CNO Rapid Innovation Cell Call for Applications – due Jan 31

    Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

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  • Original Article: Executive Biz ARGO Systems has won a potential five-year, $90 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services for critical power systems at government facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process with three offers received, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The award covers planning, design, operations training, renovation and repair of power infrastructures, installation, equipment purchase and project management support. The service branch expects contract work to be completed by December 2020 and will obligate $10,000 from fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds at the […]

    SDVOSB Wins $90M NAVFAC Contract

    Original Article: Executive Biz ARGO Systems has won a potential five-year, $90 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services for critical power systems at government facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process with three offers received, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The award covers planning, design, operations training, renovation and repair of power infrastructures, installation, equipment purchase and project management support. The service branch expects contract work to be completed by December 2020 and will obligate $10,000 from fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds at the […]

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