Small Business 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Original Article: Business Defense Did you know that goals are in place to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts with the federal government? In fact, each federal agency must set annual goals for participation in its contracts by small businesses and specific groups of small businesses, including woman-owned small businesses (WOSBs) small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), HUBZone-certified small businesses and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). Dr. James Galvin, the Acting Director of DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), negotiates DoD-wide small business goals with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Galvin also assigns specific […]

    DoD FY17 Small Business Goals

    Original Article: Business Defense Did you know that goals are in place to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts with the federal government? In fact, each federal agency must set annual goals for participation in its contracts by small businesses and specific groups of small businesses, including woman-owned small businesses (WOSBs) small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), HUBZone-certified small businesses and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). Dr. James Galvin, the Acting Director of DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), negotiates DoD-wide small business goals with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Galvin also assigns specific […]

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  • Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

    Navy courts Silicon Valley, small biz to solve cyber problems

    Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

    Navy Small Business Office Workshop Debuts During Memphis Navy Week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

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