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  • From the 1 Oct 2017 Albany Herald MCLB-ALBANY — When small businesses are able to stay afloat, it is an economic win for a community. The federal government recognizes that, which is why the military is expected to do a certain level of work with small businesses. Marine Corps Logistics Command has a Small Business Office that specifically helps to coordinate those opportunities and make sure small businesses are counseled on the ins and outs of working with the Marine Corps. LOGCOM has spent more than $40 million with small businesses during the current fiscal year. The SBO partners with […]

    Marine Corps Logistics Command Meets Mission with Small Businesses

    From the 1 Oct 2017 Albany Herald MCLB-ALBANY — When small businesses are able to stay afloat, it is an economic win for a community. The federal government recognizes that, which is why the military is expected to do a certain level of work with small businesses. Marine Corps Logistics Command has a Small Business Office that specifically helps to coordinate those opportunities and make sure small businesses are counseled on the ins and outs of working with the Marine Corps. LOGCOM has spent more than $40 million with small businesses during the current fiscal year. The SBO partners with […]

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  • The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) along with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held its annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Procurement Event at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego Aug. 22-23. The event, which is co-sponsored with NDIA, demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the government and the defense industrial base. “It is great to see both large and small businesses come together to learn how they can support the warfighter by providing products and services to help support the warfighter,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “We […]

    Small, Large Businesses Support Warfighter Mission at DON Gold Coast Procurement Event

    The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) along with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held its annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Procurement Event at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego Aug. 22-23. The event, which is co-sponsored with NDIA, demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the government and the defense industrial base. “It is great to see both large and small businesses come together to learn how they can support the warfighter by providing products and services to help support the warfighter,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “We […]

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  • 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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  • By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Military Sealift Command was recently recognized by the Department of the Navy (DoN) for outstanding Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Small Business program performance. Under the leadership of James Kanash, associate director of the Office of Small Business Programs, MSC increased prime contract awards to small businesses from $708 million in FY 2015 to $783 million in 2016. “An MSC small business partner is any company that fully understands our mission and needs, and can provides the quality products or services we require to maintain and operate our ships, and the support that we provide […]

    Small Business Partners Key to MSC Success

    By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Military Sealift Command was recently recognized by the Department of the Navy (DoN) for outstanding Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Small Business program performance. Under the leadership of James Kanash, associate director of the Office of Small Business Programs, MSC increased prime contract awards to small businesses from $708 million in FY 2015 to $783 million in 2016. “An MSC small business partner is any company that fully understands our mission and needs, and can provides the quality products or services we require to maintain and operate our ships, and the support that we provide […]

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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: GovConWire Three companies have won spots on a potential eight-year, $300 million contract for product development and sustainment services to the U.S. Navy‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems. The Navy received 20 offers for the small business set-aside contract via an online solicitation and provided $10,000 to each of the three winners along with their respective initial task orders at the time of award, the Defense Department said Thursday. Awardees are: EScience & Technology Solutions IDEAMATICS Rite-Solutions The contractors will design, develop, implement and sustain IT and software platforms for the Navy PEO EIS to manage enterprise […]

    Navy Selects 3 Firms for Potential $300M Enterprise IT, Software Support Contract

    Original Article: GovConWire Three companies have won spots on a potential eight-year, $300 million contract for product development and sustainment services to the U.S. Navy‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems. The Navy received 20 offers for the small business set-aside contract via an online solicitation and provided $10,000 to each of the three winners along with their respective initial task orders at the time of award, the Defense Department said Thursday. Awardees are: EScience & Technology Solutions IDEAMATICS Rite-Solutions The contractors will design, develop, implement and sustain IT and software platforms for the Navy PEO EIS to manage enterprise […]

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  • Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 service-disabled, veteran-owned companies positions on a potential five-year, $92.3 million contract for information technology support services to the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium. The Defense Department said Friday contractors will provide IT support to NHEITC member institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College and the U.S. Naval Academy under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The service branch received 18 bids for the IDIQ through a small business set-aside solicitation on the FedBizOpps and Navy Electronic Commerce Online websites. DoD noted the contract’s base period will run through July  2018 […]

    11 Small Businesses Win Spots on Potential $92M Naval Education IT Support IDIQ

    Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 service-disabled, veteran-owned companies positions on a potential five-year, $92.3 million contract for information technology support services to the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium. The Defense Department said Friday contractors will provide IT support to NHEITC member institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College and the U.S. Naval Academy under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The service branch received 18 bids for the IDIQ through a small business set-aside solicitation on the FedBizOpps and Navy Electronic Commerce Online websites. DoD noted the contract’s base period will run through July  2018 […]

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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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  • By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

    Navy’s Small Business Goes Big at Corona Industry Day

    By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

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  • Original Article: ECN Thanks to a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, contract, Natick’s Thermal Test Facility has a new, one-of-a-kind, articulating manikin to conduct flame and thermal testing on individual uniforms and personal protective equipment. The Pfc. Joseph Ouellette Thermal Test Facility, known as TTF, is a joint Army-Navy flame and thermal research facility located at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts and managed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center for the Department of Defense. The TTF features a state-of-the-art propane test cell, a laser and photonics lab, and three smaller […]

    New Manikin Expands Natick’s Thermal Testing Capability

    Original Article: ECN Thanks to a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, contract, Natick’s Thermal Test Facility has a new, one-of-a-kind, articulating manikin to conduct flame and thermal testing on individual uniforms and personal protective equipment. The Pfc. Joseph Ouellette Thermal Test Facility, known as TTF, is a joint Army-Navy flame and thermal research facility located at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts and managed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center for the Department of Defense. The TTF features a state-of-the-art propane test cell, a laser and photonics lab, and three smaller […]

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