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  • Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

    DoD Awards $500M Renewable Energy Contract to Small Business

    Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

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  • Original Article: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

    Navy Contract Awarded for Innovative Radio Frequency Device

    Original Article: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

    DoD Receives ‘A’ Grade in Small Business Procurement

    Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov Top acquisition officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified before Congress on April 22 on their collective efforts to make the defense acquisition process more effective and responsive to national security needs. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology; Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; and William A. LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition all appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness and management support. Shyu contrasted her experiences in industry and government and urged Congress to empower program […]

    Service Acquisitions Chiefs Testify on Reform

    Original Article: Defense.gov Top acquisition officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified before Congress on April 22 on their collective efforts to make the defense acquisition process more effective and responsive to national security needs. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology; Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; and William A. LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition all appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness and management support. Shyu contrasted her experiences in industry and government and urged Congress to empower program […]

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  • May 11-12 The U.S. Navy is a major contributor in our fight against ISIS. Providing America’s businesses with defense contracting opportunities is a major priority of the Defense Department, resulting in thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. The Navy Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on: Navy 2015 Budget Naval Sea Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Air Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Supply Systems Command 2015 Mission […]

    2015 Navy Contracting Summit – May 11-12

    May 11-12 The U.S. Navy is a major contributor in our fight against ISIS. Providing America’s businesses with defense contracting opportunities is a major priority of the Defense Department, resulting in thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. The Navy Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on: Navy 2015 Budget Naval Sea Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Air Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Supply Systems Command 2015 Mission […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveGov The Defense Department is seeking a 10-year extension of its small business mentoring program in an effort to help small enterprises compete for defense contracts, DoD News reported Thursday. Claudette Roulo writes the Small Business Mentor-Protege Program, initiated in 1991, remains in the pilot program category. Robert Stewart, the program manager, told DoD News the program requires reauthorization through a National Defense Authorization Act every few years. “Whenever we’re about a year, year and a half out from an authorization — since it’s a pilot program and it’s still crafted in language as a pilot program — […]

    Defense Department Wants 10 Year Extension of Small Business Mentor-Protege Program

    Original Article: ExecutiveGov The Defense Department is seeking a 10-year extension of its small business mentoring program in an effort to help small enterprises compete for defense contracts, DoD News reported Thursday. Claudette Roulo writes the Small Business Mentor-Protege Program, initiated in 1991, remains in the pilot program category. Robert Stewart, the program manager, told DoD News the program requires reauthorization through a National Defense Authorization Act every few years. “Whenever we’re about a year, year and a half out from an authorization — since it’s a pilot program and it’s still crafted in language as a pilot program — […]

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  • Original Article: NewswireToday.com For years, METALAST Surface Technology’s chemistry, training, and services have provided support to numerous Government and Military entities. In the current phase of business, METALAST has emerged as a registered WOSB with the SBA. The new MST company profile provides Government and Military partners with proven patented technology from the only Woman Owned Small Business in the world that is licensed by the US Navy to manufacture and provide MIL-SPEC QPD/QPL Hex Free/Trivalent Chromate Conversion Technology. METALAST Surface Technology looks forward to expanded collaboration with prime and sub contractors who are providing Chrome Free and Zero Chrome […]

    Small Business Success Story: Becoming a WOSB

    Original Article: NewswireToday.com For years, METALAST Surface Technology’s chemistry, training, and services have provided support to numerous Government and Military entities. In the current phase of business, METALAST has emerged as a registered WOSB with the SBA. The new MST company profile provides Government and Military partners with proven patented technology from the only Woman Owned Small Business in the world that is licensed by the US Navy to manufacture and provide MIL-SPEC QPD/QPL Hex Free/Trivalent Chromate Conversion Technology. METALAST Surface Technology looks forward to expanded collaboration with prime and sub contractors who are providing Chrome Free and Zero Chrome […]

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  •   April 13-15 The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event located in the heart of Washington, DC.  Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. 2014 Sea-Air-Space featured: More than 200 dynamic, innovative and sophisticated defense and maritime industry exhibits displaying the latest in technology and equipment.   […]

    Sea-Air-Space 2015 – April 13-15

      April 13-15 The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event located in the heart of Washington, DC.  Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. 2014 Sea-Air-Space featured: More than 200 dynamic, innovative and sophisticated defense and maritime industry exhibits displaying the latest in technology and equipment.   […]

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  • DPAP Reinstates Accelerated Payments to Prime Contractors 07/16/2014 Original Article In a July 14 memorandum, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) director Richard Ginman announced the Department of Defense is reinstating the temporary practice of providing accelerated payments to all prime contractors, effective August 1, 2014. Contracting officers are directed to continue using the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-40, “Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors,” which requires prime contractors to make accelerated payments to their small business subcontractors upon receipt of accelerated payments from the government. Last week, the Office of Management and Budget extended the administration’s temporary […]

    DPAP Reinstates Accelerated Payments to Prime Contractors

    DPAP Reinstates Accelerated Payments to Prime Contractors 07/16/2014 Original Article In a July 14 memorandum, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) director Richard Ginman announced the Department of Defense is reinstating the temporary practice of providing accelerated payments to all prime contractors, effective August 1, 2014. Contracting officers are directed to continue using the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-40, “Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors,” which requires prime contractors to make accelerated payments to their small business subcontractors upon receipt of accelerated payments from the government. Last week, the Office of Management and Budget extended the administration’s temporary […]

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