INDUSTRY EXPOSÉ (JULY 12, 2018)

Upset about Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber coming off the market? Get out of the fantasy world and back into the real world with this Industry Exposé! 

The Pulse Industry Exposé is our bread and butter. It is this kind of knowledge sharing that inspired The Pulse in the first place. We have kept our eyes open and our ears to the ground to identify the status (whether they are cancelled, pre-solicitation, or awarded) of impactful contracts across the Federal Government. We have also identified past and upcoming industry conferences and events. This information is not exhaustive, but it is contextual. We are not only telling you the what - we strive to make connections that provide you with the why. 

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CANCELLED BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL VALUE DATE CANCELLED PULSE THOUGHTS
Legal Services - Foreclosure Action Processing USDA RD 2018FAPBPANH - - 25-Jun-18 Looks like USDA RD skipped a step. RFP was cancelled because the "SOW requires OGC review/clearance prior to posting to FBO".
Research on Miscellaneous Topics Relevant to Women and Business SBA SBAHQ18Q0003 - - 26-Jun-18 SBA would like to thank everyone for submitting a proposal against this RFP - but at this time there is no longer a need for these services. We disagree SBA - recommend revisiting.
Ft Riley Road Maintenance Contract U.S. Army Contracting Command W911RX17B0009 $5M - 27-Jun-18 Ouch - tough break for Bayer Construction Company. Government issued an award at 10AM on June 27th…and just a few hours later at 3PM retracted this award saying it was "erroneously awarded".
Acquiring GSA Approved Filing Cabinets HHS PSC 18233SOL00575 - - 29-Jun-18 The Government doesn't want your help - they said they can do this on their own!
PNW Research Station - FIA Article Research & Writing Services USDA FS 12456818Q0010 - - 03-Jul-18 Cancelled due to the Government's needs changing.
Sub Compact Weapon Program U.S. Army Contracting Command W15QKN18R02N4 - $214K 02-Jul-18 J&A was released in early June and a month later the Government cancels the entire requirement citing changes to their requirements. ACC is now in the "process of establishing new requirements for the Sub Compact Weapon Program and will announce the changes on fbo.gov within the next two weeks".
Carpet installation USAF Space Command FA252118QB058 - - 02-Jul-18 Best-In-Class (BIC) strikes again! This has been cancelled and a new RFQ will be "posted on the General Service Administration (GSA) website under the same solicitation reference number".
Haas Mini Mill Upgrades NGB W912LA18T6044 - - 05-Jul-18 The National Guard Bureau (NGB) cancelled this RFQ because they want brand name only. Hey NGB, high maintenance much?
Psychiatrist, Lockport Service Unit, Lockport, NY Indian Health Services 28518RFP0006 - - 06-Jul-18 "IHS is unable to award a contract for these services in a timely manner due to unforeseen delays at the project site. IHS may revisit this requirement if the need is re-established by the customer."
Customer Relationship Management System DHS CBP CRM2018 - - 10-Jul-18 DHS CBP was looking for a customer relationship management system to assist their Enterprise Services Office (ES) - but apparently not anymore. We assume that they probably want to hold off on this with all the cloud and other IT requirements that are live in GovCon land. The scope of work looks to be for way more than just a software system so we would keep an eye on this. It's not dead yet.

PRE-SOLICITATION BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE INDUSTRY EST. RELEASE DATE PULSE EST. RELEASE DATE PULSE THOUGHTS
Executive Development Program IRS 2032H818N00002 - $1M 01-Aug-18 01-Oct-18 The Government states that this is a new contract - but that they use Management Concepts for part of their executive training by currently by enrolling in a 4-day course. IRS Human Resources (HR) is now looking to GovCon for a full-time, 12-week program that addresses the challenges of executive leadership in FedGov.
Child Advocate Program HHS PSC 18233SOL00468 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity Excuse our rant: On March 1, 2003, section 462 of the HSA Act of 2002 transferred functions under U.S. immigration laws regarding the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) from the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to the Director of the ORR. In 2011, ORR reorganized, and the UAC program moved to the newly formed DCS, now called the Division of DUCO. ORR/DUCO has recently seen an influx in their program since the announcement of this Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy for criminal illegal entry into the United States which has resulted in a unique application of the UAC program and a clusterF of separating some of those children from their families – without any real way of tracking them. The numbers are all over the place (11K, 10K, 7K) but as of July 6th HHS confirmed that it now has fewer than 3K separated children in their custody.  ORR is soliciting industry information to assess the capabilities of GovCons to provide support their child advocacy program to serve "a minimum of 550 minors" all around the United States. GovCons, look into your hearts and give these children a voice.
Improved Veteran Experience through use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) VA 36C10B18Q2991 - - - 01-Nov-18 VECTOR and VETS 2 might be feeling a little lonely because here is another TO ready for T4NG. The VA needs some help answering their phones lines (i.e. the White House VA Hotline) - and they think AI could be the answer. In summary, the VA needs a GovCon to provide a complete AI solution using a cloud-based, SaaS service model which can answer commonly asked questions, respond to routine issues, and assist VA agents to quickly locate key information. Watson - looks like you are being drafted!
Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Capabilities for the Cybersecurity Cloud Solution Program IRS 200002019 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Cybersecurity Division has a business need for an Artificial Intelligent (AI) machined-based analytical platform to proactively detect and respond to cyber- and insider-related threats.  The IRS is seeking information from GovCon regarding AI, machine learning (ML), customizable user interface (UI), big data cloud, cognitive computing and data analytics techniques, algorithms, and capabilities that have application to cybersecurity areas at IRS, which includes threat intelligence, insider threat, cyber operations and processing, exploitation & dissemination (PED) / big data analytics.
Family Residential Services DHS ICE RFIFamilyResidentialServices2018 - - 01-Sep-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity Well since the detention centers didn't really work out - DHS ICE is now looking into developing an "open-movement" environment so that they can provide "quality and compassionate care" for "non-criminal [detained] families in a residential setting".
National Medical Evidence Collection SSA SSARFI18622 - - 01-Sep-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity SSA is taking a hard look at its failing Disability Program and the process which collects +15M medical records each year from various healthcare facilities. Using a multi-faceted approach to acquire evidence, SSA is looking to increase its efficiency in medical records collection at a national scale and improve the ability to use structured data in the disability determination process. This opportunity has legs as this exact initiative was buried in the recent spending bill providing $100M to SSA to fix its backlog. This came on the back of recent [horrific] statistics that +10K people died, just in 2017 alone, waiting to hear if they would be awarded insurance benefits. A 15% increase over the previous year.
Project Management Oversight IDIQ Contract (PMO) DOT FTA FTATPM20180209 $750M $4B 01-Sep-18 01-Dec-18 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is starting to ramp-up its re-compete of their lucrative Project Management Oversight Services (PMOS) IDIQ. Details on the acquisition strategy are few and far between, but all of that will surely change at the Pre_Solicitation Industry Day Conference in August. After doing a quick analysis of the current 21 incumbents, it looks like Hill International is the front runner in funding ($584M), followed by Urban Engineers ($501M), and Kal Krishnan Consulting ($411M).
Virtual Health Program DHA HT0050IPNRFI520186 - - 01-Sep-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity DHA wants GovCon to weigh in on ways to make the military’s telehealth services more consistently available across its worldwide treatment facilities. As part of their long-term acquisition plan, DHA is looking to connect their scattered telehealth services into a central virtual health program while building new capabilities into the system. DHA’s request comes weeks after the ill-fated pilot of the Pentagon’s next-generation electronic health records system. Initial tests determined the MHS Genesis platform, built under a $4.3 billion contract with Cerner Corp., “is neither operationally effective nor operationally suitable.”
Rape Prevention and Education: Using The Best Available Evidence for Sexual Violence Prevention HHS CDC CDCRFACE191902 $195M $35K 29-Oct-18 01-Oct-18 CDC NCIPC is anticipating making up to 59 grant awards to support their Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program in order to prevent sexual violence (SV) perpetration and victimization.
Worldwide Logistics Services USN MSC N3220518R2008 $93M $507M 01-Oct-18 01-Feb-19 The last date to order for both incumbents - CACI and Professional Analysis - is August 2019. With the Market Survey being as intensive as it is (three sample problems!) and the end of the ordering period late 2019, we see this being an early FY19 competition.
Inventory Management Business Process Improvement DOJ OJP 15PADB18N00000500 - - 01-Oct-18 01-Oct-18 The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Acquisition Management Division (AMD) is issuing this notice to identify qualified GovCon 8a's that can help them from losing things! OJP stated in their RFI that while OJP has "processes for the tracking of assets throughout their lifecycle, recent inventory reconciliations have left many assets unaccounted for". This leaves us with the question - just how many assets have been left "unaccounted" for, OJP?
Statistical Analysis for National PTSD Center VA 36C24118Q9174 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity The VA is looking to apply advanced multimodal data analytical tools and statistical techniques to examine the factors associated with PTSD.
Executive Consulting | Technical Writing Services DOJ USMS 15M30018QA3700209 - - - 01-Aug-18 Now this is a unique need for the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS). The way the draft scope reads to us is USMS JPATS is looking to GovCon for some Marketing and Public Relations (PR) support, which will include the development of JPATS Strategic Plan, Brochures, Handouts, Theme, Logo, and Various Media.
Enterprise Wide Agency Supply Capability DOJ FBI FDSTAU18ESC - - 01-Aug-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity The FBI requires a contract vehicle to procure, securely deliver, and administer a consolidated office supply system that emphasis customer service excellence. Sounds like a job of the Best In Class (BIC) Contracts!
Defense Health Agency (DHA) Medical Q-Coded Services (MQS) DHA HT0050EMCORFI06282018 $850M $54K 01-Oct-18 It feels like yesterday (2017) when DHA awarded 36 spots on its MQS Program. However, with the dRFP for 8as being released late June, it seems like DHA is either having buyers remorse or intends to add new 8as to its existing IDIQ. Your guess is as good as ours, but one thing is for sure - this thing got a ceiling increase from $7.5M to $879M over five years.
Support for Policy Development, Scientific Analysis EPA OAM 68HE0D18Q0058 $26M $10M 01-Sep-18 01-Aug-18 The Scientific Consulting Group has been supporting this contract since 2013 with the last date to order as December 31, 2018. EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) is looking to GovCon to continue to provide support for the development of new, science-based indoor air quality policies and program strategies, and evaluation of existing program implementation strategies.  Services include analytic services, including cost-benefit and/or other economic analyses, market penetration assessments, etc., to evaluate the effectiveness of current Agency policies on indoor environmental quality and provide recommendations for improvements.
A/E Services for Waterfront Inspections OCONUS. These services are for underwater and above water inspection, material condition assessment, engineering and design at various DoD locations OCONUS. USN NAVFAC N3943018S0002 $15M $24M 01-Oct-18 This single award has been held by CH2M Hill since 2014 with the ordering period ending December 2019.
USAMMA PROFESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES (PASS) USMRAA W81XWHMT1802 $99M $349M 01-Sep-18 01-Oct-18 At the end of June, the Contracting Office released a six month period of performance extension for all eight incumbents - which originally was supposed to end in September. After doing a quick funding analysis, incumbent STRATITIA looks to be leading the pack ($128M), followed by Allied Technologies & Consulting ($89M).
Next Generation OPIR Block I - Prototype Concept Development USAF Space Command SMCRSBAA18001 $8M - 01-Aug-18 01-Sep-18 Q&A was released at the end of June stating that USAF re-scoped the BAA, which has now adjusted the potential value from $45M to $8M. Furthermore, the Q&A stated some changes they made to the draft RFP (dRFP) - but they did not release an updated dRFP. We anticipate at least one more round of dRFP and questions before the final BAA is released.
NIMH Workforce Management and Human Capital Services HHS NIH NIHDA201800295SS - - 01-Sep-18 01-Aug-18 Period of performance is tentatively set to start August 20, 2018, but the Sources Sought responses were just submitted back on the 9th. By the looks of the Sources Sought, a majority of the details seem to be in place so we expect this to drop prior to the actual new year.
US Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Destruction Treaty Compliance Army Contracting Command W911SR18RTREY - $4M 01-Jan-19 TBD: Shaping Opportunity According to FPDS, Leidos (incumbent) period of performance under this specific TO (#31) was up June 30 2018 - so we aren't positive how this requirement has been supported between then and now. Nonetheless, U.S. Army is looking to continue its requirement for  technical, management, administrative, and oversight support for treaty compliance activities at the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA)/Center for Treaty Implementation and Compliance (CTIC), destruction facilities, and field offices at Pueblo Chemical Agent- Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), PCAPP Explosive Destruction System (EDS), Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), and BGCAPP Static Detonation Chamber (SDC). The reports that are developed out of these requirements are used as a resource to assist in the development of treaty-related documents. RFI responses are due July 17th - so we wouldn't be surprised if we saw a bridge awarded to Leidos, or worst-case a J&A because of the current environment.
Reduced Size Explosive Detection System Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) DHS TSA 70T04018R5CAP1094 - - - 01-Aug-18 According to the draft RFP (dRFP), the period of performance is set to start late August, but requests for questions were still being requested June 29th so this one might push a little to the right.
Assessment of the Psychological and Physiological Effects of Augmented Reality (APPEAR) USMRAA MTEC1809APPEAR - $3M - 01-Jul-18 The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is running point on this. This program will be focused on conducting assessments to understand the psychological or physiological effects of augmented reality (AR) medical simulations that may impact learning effectiveness in humans. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify psychological and physiological limitations of AR medical simulation training in the diverse high pressure and stressful context anticipated in the various military echelons of care, which will help ensure optimal development and utilization of AR technology to address the identified capability gaps in military medical simulation training. It is expected that MTEC will make at least two awards of $1.25M each with a period of performance no greater than 24 months.
DMEA Facilities Maintenance Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) DMEA HQ072718R0020 $9M - 01-Jul-18 01-Jul-18 Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) has developed and is now looking to compete a new IDIQ for facilities/system maintenance of the building and laboratories located in McClellan, CA. According to a quick search, DMA has been handling these types of requirements on an individual ordering basis until now.
Kinetic Energy Defeat Army Contracting Command DJG136 - - - Q1FY19 The Government is requesting information on solutions, or concepts, to degrade, disrupt and/or defeat incoming large caliber, long rod KE penetrators. There has to be a Harry Potter spell for this, right?
Identifying PTSD Phenotypes to Improve Biomarker Based Diagnosis USAMRAA W81XWH18Q0205 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity USMRAA is looking to analyze 350 sets of participant records, which include extensive biomarker data and clinical data that contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII). These samples will be assessed in relation to 22 confounding issues in that have been used to divide samples into individual groups and subgroups for the development of a PTSD indicator panel. It looks like the VA and USMRAA are working towards the same goal and should consider working together! See VA Opportunity: Statistical Analysis for National PTSD Center (Sol. No. 36C24118Q9174).
Acquisition Cost/Price Support Services (APSS) FAA 30680 - - 01-Oct-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity The services required under the APSS contract will support FAA contracting personnel for all AAQ Divisions: Terminal and EnRoute, System Operations, Contracting for Services, Regional Acquisition Services, Acquisitions & Grants and Aeronautical Center Acquisitions.  The APSS winner may also support program personnel as ordered for specified activities such as Program Management, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), and Payment/Invoice Analysis. The anticipated contract type is T&M, IDIQ with the period of performance being one-year base and three one-year option periods. The estimated LOE is approximately 15,000 hours per year for a total of 60,000 hours over the performance period.
2018 Human Exploration Research Opportunities NASA 80JSC018N0001 - - - 31-Jul-18 Do you want to go to space? Here is your chance! NASA released their Research Announcement (NRA), entitled Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2018, to solicit research in support of NASA's Human Research Program (HRP). The research will fall into one or more categories corresponding to HRP's five Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Human Factors and Behavioral Performance, and International Space Station Medical Projects. Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware).
NONGOVERNMENTAL SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS USAF Space Command NSDCNGSSAII $24M $17M 01-Oct-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity On or about 16 July, 2018, the 50th Contracting Squadron, intends to release a Source Sought Request for Information (RFI) for Nongovernmental Space Situational Awareness. The purpose of the RFI will be to collect market research and to announce a Nongovernmental Space Situational Awareness Industry Day to be held in Colorado Springs, CO. RFI responses will be due on or about 26 July, 2018. Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) period of performance is currently set to end October 2019. Get your shaping hats on folks! This is going to get competitive.
Development, Research, and Engineering of Advanced Microbolometers and ROICs (DREAMR) Army Contracting Command SCEC180004 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity This is a notice to announce an upcoming Request for White Paper (RFWP) through the Sensors, Communications, and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) for the Development, Research, and Engineering of Advanced Microbolometers and ROICs (DREAMR) Prototype effort. The DREAMR program is a technology advancement effort to dramatically improve the state of the art in uncooled LWIR microbolometer sensors. The Government will seek approaches for the design and develop of innovative high sensitivity, high speed uncooled infrared (UCIR) imaging sensor components to enable future affordable imaging and simultaneous multifunction sensing capabilities for manned and unmanned Air, Ground, and Soldier platforms. It will focus on both the focal plane array (FPA) and read-out integrated circuit (ROIC). Please be aware that the specifications for the DREAMR program will be For Official Use Only (FOUO). For an SCEC member to receive information on these specifications, a DD Form 2345 must be approved and on file with the Consortium data custodian, Debra Paine (dpaine@sossecinc.com) to enable receipt of FOUO documents related to this prospective project.
Kennedy Space Center Electrical Services BPA NASA Kennedy Space Center NNK18ZCS002L - - 01-Sep-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity NASA Kennedy Space Center is currently conducting market research for potential sources for Electrical Construction Services at Kennedy Space Center. NASA anticipates awarding five-year FFP BPA for up to 10 GovCons. Fun fact - the solicitation does not exists so this is an actual shaping opportunity. NASA anticipates procuring construction projects valued between the micro-purchase threshold and simplified acquisition threshold on a competitive basis through the BPA. Scope will include new work, additions, alterations and maintenance and repair of real property facilities and structures.
Build America Bureau Financial Advisory Services DOT FHWA 693JJ318R000030 $11M - 01-Aug-18 01-Aug-18 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is looking to competitively compete a full and open IDIQ to provide financial advisory services to the Build America Bureau (BAB) in support of various transportation infrastructure projects, the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) credit program, and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) credit program. The lucky GovCon(s) will perform financial advisory service which include due diligence, credit analysis (project/public/corporate), financial structuring, negotiating, financial modeling, and preparing comprehensive credit reports. This work may also pertain to a specific project transaction, portfolio management actions or non-project matters (e.g. training of Bureau staff). FHWA stated that the period of performance will include a five-year ordering period with a total ordering ceiling of $11.5M.
Combating Environmental Crimes in the Peruvian Amazon USAID RFI72052718RFI00001 $25M - 01-Sep-18 TBD: Shaping Opportunity Talk about bidding with intent and supporting a purpose. USAID is looking to GovCon to help them combat environmental crimes in the Peruvian Amazon.
Revenue Generation and Consultation Services as associated with Business Office Functions Indian Health Service 2852018RFP0021 - - - 01-Jul-18 The Indian Health Service intends to solicit and award a single fixed price contract to provide; third party resource billing and reporting services, patient accounts receivable and reporting services, and compliance auditing and reporting services.
US Army War College – Strategic Studies Institute: 2018 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Conference Support Army Contracting Command 11201235 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity The U.S. Government currently intends to award a contract for People's Liberation Army (PLA) Colloquium (FY18) on an SOLE SOURCE basis, but is seeking vendors that may be able to perform this requirement in order to support a competitive procurement. he proposed sole source Firm Fixed Price contract to National Bureau of Asian Research for collaborating with the SSI to conduct a colloquium addressing one of the topics on the Key Strategic Issues list on the following web site or another formally agreed upon topic that addresses either China's security strategy and security, defense and military forces or the influences and effects of its policies upon the Asia-Pacific region as well as U.S. national security and U.S. national security interests.
Clinical, Epidemiological, Administrative and Logistical Support Services USAMRAA W81XWH18R0061RFI - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) on behalf of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) / Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) Bangkok, Thailand is conducting market research to assess commercial availability of Clinical, Epidemiological, Administrative and Logistical Support Services located in the Philippines. The GovCon(s) would support biomedical surveillance and research projects for emerging infectious diseases being conducted by PAVRU in the Philippines. Supported research projects include but are not limited to “Sentinel human surveillance for influenza in the Philippines,” “Surveillance for Influenza and other emerging acute respiratory infections in patients seeking admission in Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu, Philippines, “Febrile and Vector-Borne Illness Surveillance (FVBI) in the Philippines” and “Acute and Chronic Infectious Diarrhea: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Correlates of Clinical Outcome.”
Credential Data Personal Identification Information Collection DHS USSS 70US0918R70090017 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) assumes the lead role in coordination of operational security plans for all designated National Special Security Events (NSSE). The USSS Credentialing Section is responsible for design, procurement and production of temporary special event credentials. In support of these responsibilities, the USSS is researching potential GovCons to facilitate and streamline the vetting of attendance data which would allow the Government to approve credential production for individuals attending specific events. Specifically, the GovCon(s) would collect Personal Identifying Information (PII) of event applicants pursuant government data security requirements and create credentials with numerous security features to include RFID and/or biometrics for large major events (>30,000 credentials).
Subscription to Federal News and Information Services SBA 8212020EQ0006 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity The news cycle is moving so fast that even the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy can’t keep up! The Office of Advocacy requires access to a broad range of information and analysis about Federal Government activities for up to twenty-six (26) employees in the first year, as specified by the COR. The exercise of additional options years will identify the required number of licenses, no less than twenty (20) employees and no more than thirty-five (35) employees.
Transformation Management Support Services (TMSS) for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations NAVSUP N0018918RZ097 - $43M 01-Aug-18 01-Aug-18 NAVSUP recently released an update to their re-compete stating that this will stay a single-award IDIQ. Deloitte, the current incumbent, has been supporting these requirements since 2014 with the period of performance ending July 23rd. We expect possibly a small bridge to be awarded to Deloitte as the final RFP has not been released yet.
Computer-Assisted Interviewing (CAI) Authoring Software Census YA132318MG0003 - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity More Census needs! To meet the needs of existing surveys the Census has a requirement to produce highly complex demographic and longitudinal automated survey questionnaires, as well as some economic survey questionnaires and automated listing instruments. These instruments are used by trained interviewers working on Microsoft Windows platforms, desktops and laptops.  These instruments must be capable of running in a disconnect mode; i.e., with no connection to a network or the Internet.  However, to meet the Census needs emerging requirements, the software also needs to be capable of producing instruments that can run on mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones, both in a connected and a disconnected state.  These instruments may be used by trained interviewers or by respondents.

ACTIVE BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE SUBMISSION DUE DATE TOP RISK TOP BENEFIT PULSE THOUGHTS
Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) U.S. Army - $2M - 12-Jul-18 Registration closes today! Alternative route for to enter the S&T ecosystem. Registration for Phase I is closing today - so hurry! The xTechSearch competition will provide prizes to select businesses for innovative technologies and ideas that can solve Army challenges. The program will also integrate these nontraditional innovators into the Army’s Science and Technology (S&T) ecosystem by providing cooperative research opportunities with Army labs, including access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital. xTechSearch is an opportunity for small businesses to pitch technology solutions – a new application for an existing technology or a new technology concept entirely – to the Army.
Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms (FOFRA) Prize Challenge IARPA - $70K - 06-Aug-18 Ground-level of biometrics in FedGov mean not a ton of regulations. Ground-level of biometrics in FedGov could mean unlimited benefits. Smile for the camera! IARPA wants YOU to help them recognize our faces. The 2018 FOFRA challenge tasks developers with fusing the outputs of multiple face recognition algorithms applied to the same input images. This Prize Challenge is intended to encourage researchers in the fields of biometrics, computer vision, and data science to participate, both domestic and international, from academia and industry. For those still on the fence, this Prize Challenge consists of four major awards which total in $70K in cash monies.
Mercury Challenge IARPA - $100K - 30-Apr-19 Cannot be pursued by a federal entity or a federal employee. Strong addition to any data science practitioner’s portfolio. The Mercury Challenge seeks innovative solutions and methods for the automated generation of event forecasts in the Middle East and North Africa. The three specific event classes of interest are: Military Activity (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, and Bahrain); Non-Violent Civil Unrest (Egypt and Jordan); and Infectious Disease (Saudi Arabia). In summary, the challenge is to develop and test innovative forecasting methods that ingest and process publicly available data sources to predict events in the Middle East and North Africa.
CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY STUDIES PROGRAM DIA HHM40218FOA399A $2M - 03-Oct-18 Only open to Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Assist in the diversification of talent in the Intelligence Community (IC). DIA is looking to make up to five grant awards for the FY18 Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Critical Technology Studies Program.
Implementing Decisions from the 2018 Brussels NATO Summit DOS DOSUSNATOPAA2018001 $250K $20K 08-Sep-18 Only open to Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. You will assist in doing what this Administration cannot - creating a clear message to various audiences. The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (NATO) announces an open competition for not-for-profit, non-government organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit projects which encourage public discussions and creative public engagements in Europe on the major theme of “Implementing Decisions from the 2018 Brussels NATO Summit”. In summary, NATO seeks proposals that illustrate how to adapt NATO’s strategic focus of deterrence and defense, and projecting stability with specific emphasis on burden sharing, counter terrorism, cyber security, and other outcomes from the Brussels Summit.
Active Surveillance Among School Children HHS CDC 75D30118R67839 - - 10-Aug-18 Entering into a scientific study with little historical knowledge. An opportunity to grab a "training" requirement if you aren't on HCaTS. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is more common than many chronic conditions like Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and scientists estimate that up to 2 in 100 children suffer from CFS, or myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue (ME/CFS). Just in New York state alone an estimated 61K - 152K children and adults suffer from CFS - but currently there is no diagnostic test or an FDA approved treatment. The purpose of this requirement is to educate and support school nurse workforce so that they can conduct national active surveillance among U.S. school children for chronic conditions, including ME/CFS, and characterize the association of these chronic conditions with chronic school absenteeism and school withdrawal.
Next Generation Zonal Radar USAF Material Command FA861618S0001 $2M - 05-Sep-18 Telling Northrop Grumman about the "defects" in their aircraft and potentially going up against Lockheed Martin who just won a B-2 Defense Management System Overhaul Support contract. Working with one of the world's most exotic strategic aircrafts. OTAs are on the brain! The Next Generation Zonal Radar (NGZR) provides a diagnostic radar capability intended to identify defects, verify repairs, and assess signature confidence of the B-2. The NGZR is support equipment that is critical to the maintenance of low observable (LO) radio frequency (RF) signature performance of the aircraft. The NGZR will provide Air Force Global Strike Command with continued Tier II RF diagnostic capability. The Government intends to award up to five (5) agreements for the NGZR Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) Program Prototype Demonstration effort. After the TMRR Prototype Demonstration effort, awardees will be considered for the exercise of the Advanced Prototyping and Initial Design Option effort. The Government intends to exercise up to two (2) options for the NGZR Advanced Prototyping and Initial Design Option effort.
Next Generation Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Demonstration Conceptual Design and Technology Assessment (BAA Call) U.S. Army Contracting Command W911W618R0014 $9M - 09-Aug-18 BAA calls aren't always guaranteed. Help your SMEs sharpen their research techniques! Call number W911W6-18-R-0014 issued under Master Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) number W911W6-18-R-0005 is soliciting technical and cost proposals to conduct a science and technology (S&T) effort entitled Conceptual Design and Technology Assessment (CDTA) in support of the Next Generation (NexGen) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology Demonstration (TD).  The NexGen UAS TD is a U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate (ADD) Science &Technology (S&T) effort to enable the development of an acceptable-risk acquisition program intended to supersede legacy UAS.  The objective of the NexGen UAS TD is to identify, mature, and demonstrate capability-enabling air vehicle technologies that overcome key technology barriers, delivering desired advanced UAS (AUAS) performance, survivability, and reliability.  NexGen UAS TD intends to culminate in a demonstration of enabling technologies and flying demonstrators.
BPA for Project Management Support Services GSA OCIO - $75M $19M 01-Aug-18 Only can compete with an GSA IT-70 Schedule. GSA PBS is evolving in its technology approach so possibly a great opportunity to get ahead. Under this GSA IT-70 Schedule re-compete, GSA OCIO and PBS are looking to increase its GovCon partners from one to at least two GovCons. In the RFP synopsis, GSA PBS-ITS claims its BPA for Project Management Support expired back at the end of June 2018 and is currently only held by one GovCon with a current ceiling of $100M.
Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Requirements Management Repository Expert NATO IFIBACTSACT1848 - - 01-Oct-18 NATO isn't a huge fun of us right now. Great opportunity to support important work. Allied Command Transformation (ACT) requires contractor support in order to plan and setup the Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Requirements Management Repository (IBM Rational DOORS NG based) for full lifecycle capability requirements management.
Assessing Evidence of Effectiveness in Adult Education Education IESE180049AP - - 26-Jul-18 You'll have to go back to school - kinda. CPFF contracts are always a nice thing. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is conducting a Congressionally-mandated National Assessment of Adult Education. As part of this assessment, ED will award a CPFF contract with a base period to identify promising adult education strategies and design approaches to evaluate them rigorously and options to conduct up to two impact evaluations.

AWARDED BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. CONTRACT NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL VALUE AWARD DATE AWARDEE(S) PULSE THOUGHTS
Transportation Services for Unaccompanied Children DHS ICE HSCEDM14R00010 HSCEDM14D00006/HSCEDM17J00033 $192M $63M 22-Sep-17 MVM Inc. VM Inc. has received $63M in Federal funds in less than one year under a contract extension awarded at the start of FY18. MVM has held a contract with DHS ICE for transportation services of unaccompanied children since 2014. In total, MVM has received $2.38B under the existing contract. This does not include the contract they hold for ICE children shelters.
Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Services - Extension FEMA - HSHQDC13DE2018/HSFE3017J0060 $13M $10M 05-Jul-18 eGlobalTech This order is to increase the ceiling from $9,400,030.80 to $13,341,274.45 and extend the existing eGlobalTech contract (HSFE30‐17J‐0060) by one month to continue services until the new FEMA Cyber Security Information System Security Officer Services contract is awarded.  FEMA anticipates award   prior to July 31, 2018.  This order will also include six 1 month option periods to provide continuing services in the event of a protest or further delays in the procurement process.
OPA Demographic Data DHRA OPADemographicData H9821012P0007 - $54K 22-Jun-18 Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. The Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), on behalf of the Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies (JAMRS), intends to award a sole source, firm fixed price (FFP) purchase order to Woods & Poole Economics. The OPA Demographic Data is to assist the Military Services with recruiting market research and forecast modeling.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Medical Review Services OPM 24322618N0005 OPM3513C0001 $1M $1M 27-Jun-18 Independent Medical Expert Consulting Services According to this J&A, GovCons that submitted a bid on this re-competed program have about three more months of waiting.
TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TO ONR CODE 03TTX U.S. Navy ONR N0001418RSS13 N0017811D6432/EE01 $14M $13M 03-Jul-18 American Technology Solutions International Inc. (ATSI) The Contracting Office released J&A for a contract extension to bridge the extending the incumbent TO with ATSI by a period of 6 months. The follow-on Solicitation is anticipated to be released on is August 15, 2018.
Malaria and Leishmania Surveillance in Brazil U.S. Navy PAR180726BRAZIL - - - 03-Jul-18 Fundação de Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa (FUNDEP) The U.S Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) in Lima, Peru is searching for sources in the field of research on tropical infectious diseases, mainly malaria and leishmaniasis for a surveillance study in the regions of Roraima and Acre in Brazil on these two diseases. If capable sources are not identified through this notice, then NAMRU-6 intends to award a sole source contract under the authority of 13.106-1(b)(i) to the Fundação de Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa (FUNDEP).
Quality-Adjusted Life Year Loss Estimates for WISQARS Cost of Injury Reports HHS CDC 75D30118Q68571 - - - 05-Jul-18 Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) CDC is looking to award a sole-source contract to PIRE to procure professional services to support the development of quality-adjusted life years (QALY) lost estimates for injury related deaths, hospitalizations and ED visits. Currently, WISQARS estimates only includes costs of medical care and work loss. Including QALY losses will bring WISQARS estimates in line with recommendations valuing the cost of health losses in regulatory impact analyses. The urgent reason that QALYs must be included in the WISQARS cost estimates is due to the declared national emergency of the opioid epidemic, in particular, for the valuation of the opioid epidemic due to the underestimation, which is the result of a lack of a QALY value measure in the WISQARS cost module. Rapid implementation of these estimates are also needed to help state and local health departments and health care providers throughout the health care system, better understand the true impact of the opioid epidemic.
ADEA CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDER (EAP) DOJ DEA 15DDHQ18R00000008 15DDHQ18C00000020 $15M $66M 09-Jul-18 The Counseling Team International The Counseling Team International dethroned long-time incumbent Health & Human Services Group, which has held this contract since 2009.
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) NAVAIR N0001918PMA2420231 N0001918F1703 (N0001916G0021) - $34M 09-Jul-18 BAE Systems The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a Sole Source Delivery Order to BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Hudson, NH, for support of the APKWS II Contractor integration to the AC-208 as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case under Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) N00019-16-G-0021.
Nationwide Operational Support Services for Occupational Health Programs HHS PSC PSCFOHINGENESIS05162018 HHSP233201100079A $75M $60M 09-Jul-18 InGensis HHS intends to make a sole source award to InGensis to extend the PoP for the Nationwide Occupational Health (OH) Operational Support Services to support Program Support Center (PSC),Federal Occupational Health (FOH). This acquisition is for modification of the existing contract, HHSP233201100079A. The contract ceiling will be increased by $12,000,000.00. The period of performance will consist of a 6-month period including a two-month period and two (2) two-month option periods.
Federal Occupational Health EAP Services HHS PSC PSCFOHMAGELLANPSC218124 HHSP233201400013C $15M $55M 09-Jul-18 Magellan Behavioral Health Service HHS intends to make a sole source award to Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. for to extend its PoP for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to support Federal Occupational Health (FOH). This acquisition is for the modification of the existing contract. The contract ceiling amount will be increased by $15 million. The period of performance will be extended by twelve(12) months including a four(4)month period and four two(2) month option periods.
Enterprise Data Services Contract (EDSC) Master Data Management (MDM) (Extension Modification) HHS CMS - HHSM500201600012I / HHSM500T0005 - $146M 09-Jul-18 CSRA (Formerly Maricom Systems) This justification authorizes and approves a four (4) month sole source task order to CSRA (formerly Maricom) to serve as a bridge to continue the EDSC-MDM services until the protest against the newly awarded MDM task order is resolved. As of today, the GAO protest is still pending.
PREVENT Preclinical Drug Development Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology Testing HHS NIH N0CN4500991 - $19M $7M 06-Jul-18 SRI International, Southern Research Institute, Lovelace Biomedical & Environmental Research Institute, IIT Research (IITRI), University of Illinois of Chicago (UIC) The Pharmacology/Toxicology PREVENT R&D Program has been met with greater success than anticipated when acquisition took place in 2014 - 2015. As of today, approximately 86% of the $9M max. ceiling within the first two years of the three year period of performance. This J&A modification would increase the max. dollar value by $10M so that all task orders placed under the IDIQ can reach a combined value of $19M, within the period of performance.
DIUx PX4 Ardu Pilot Support Services WHS HQ003418R0215 HQ003418P0095 - $151K 05-Jul-18 Jenosam Pty Ltd. There was no scope provided anywhere for this award, but our quick research showed that Jenosam Pty Ltd. Services as a vehicle for an Australian-SME to deliver developer engagement and technical writing consultancy. Looks like he is really smart in...DRONES - surprise!
DSSoC: Domain Specific System On a Chip DARPA HR001117S0055 HR001118C0122 - $14M 05-Jul-18 IBM This award is part of DARPA's $75M electronics resurgence program to defibrillate Moore's law. Have no idea what we are talking about? Neither do we. But here is a cool DARPA PowerPoint that might make sense to you.: https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/eri_architectures_DSSoC_Proposers_Day_Final.pdf
SUPPORT TO THE ARMAMENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CENTER OMNIBUS CONTRACT U.S. Army Material Command W15QKN18R0033 W15QKN18D0087, W15QKN18D0088, W15QKN18D0089, W15QKN18D0090, W15QKN18D0091, W15QKN18D0092 $45M - 06-Jul-18 Engility Corp., EIS Inc., Nexagen Networks Inc., Plaris Alpha LLC, Serco Inc., and Universal Technical Resources Inc. Engility Corp. (W15QKN-18-D-0087); Envision Innovative Solutions Inc. (W15QKN-18-D-0088); Nexagen Networks Inc. (W15QKN-18-D-0089); Polaris Alpha LLC (W15QKN-18-D-0090); Serco Inc. (W15QKN-18-D-0091), and Universal Technical Resources Inc. (W15QKN-18-D-0092), will share in a $45,000,000 FFP contract to assist in providing the Armament Software Engineering Center (SEC) Directorate with services involving software engineering, infrastructure, technologies and equipment requirements in the functional areas of software development, software sustainment, software process assurance and Armament SEC infrastructure support.
USACE AEC EMERGENCY DREDGING OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER USACE W9126G18B0019 W9126G18C0044 - $70M 06-Jul-18 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC was awarded a $69,814,060 FFP contract to remove debris from the West Fork San Jacinto River in Harris County, Texas, that resulted from Hurricane Harvey.
AEC ARCHITECT ENGINEER SERVICES FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN PROJECTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE FAR EAST REGION NAVFAC N4008416R0063 N4008418D0063 $20M $5K 05-Jul-18 The Urban Collaborative – Louis Berger JV The Urban Collaborative – Louis Berger JV was awarded a maximum amount $20,000,000 IDIQ A/E contract for A/E services for planning projects at various locations in the Far East region.
AE 3007H (F137) Engine-Sustainment Services IDIQ USAF Life Cycle Management Center FA812418D0004 $420M $8M 03-Jul-18 Rolls-Royce Corp. Rolls-Royce Corp. has been awarded a $420,000,000 FFP IDIQ contract for AE 3007H (F137) engine-sustainment services. This contract provides for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engine, as well as program management and sustaining engineering services.

UPCOMING EVENTS
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
Learning with Less Labels (LwLL) DARPA I2O is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the anticipated Learning with Less Labels (LwLL) BAA. July 13, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/learning-with-less-labels-lwll
OTA Roundtable & Social at Tower Club Tysons Be prepared for candid and thought-provoking discussion on the hottest topic in industry - OTAs! Topics will include: Identification, Navigation and Proliferation of DoD OTA Consortia; The Acquisition Avalanche: Disorientation/Opportunity; Breadth of the 2371B "Prototype""; OTA-like Innovation Openings Beyond DoD; Confusion related to ""follow-on"" production (including the Oracle confusion); Embracing ""Failure""." July 16, 2018 https://www.theasbc.org/event-2989706%C2%A0
CXO Tech Forum: Next-Generation National Security Join for a candid conversation on how the U.S. Government can best prepare for a new era in national security and the key role emerging technologies play in bolstering U.S. security. Topics will include artificial intelligence, automation, security, defense vs. offensive cyber capabilities and how to best protect critical infrastructure with leaders from DoD, DHS, USCIS, FBI, CIA, DIA, DOJ, and U.S. Cyber Command. July 17, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cxo-tech-forum-next-generation-national-security-tickets-46292795999
SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) Proposers Day DARPA will host a Proposers Day in support of its BAA SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) program (Sol. No. HR001118S0048). The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the SHRIMP program, promote additional discussion on this topic, and address questions from potential proposers. July 17, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/short-range-independent-microrobotic-platforms-shrimp-proposers-day
Smarter Procurement in the Public Sector Join this webinar with Public Spend Forum (PSF) and hear the latest trends in public procurement, technology best practices and more. Hear two brand new case studies in public procurement; the City of New York and Shared Services Canada. July 17, 2018 https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V-CI_rNQSautSAhPyVchoA
Distinguished Service Awards The Distinguished Service Awards: Honoring Veterans, Businesses & Leaders in Greater Washington celebrates individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The Awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. July 18, 2018 http://www.cvent.com/events/distinguished-service-awards/event-summary-4196baa845da45a48bb8fc94fb195cf0.aspx
Grant Writing Bootcamp: Federal and Government Grants Learn how to write winning proposals for federal and government grants from a grant reviewer that has evaluated $200M+ in grants and contracts for ten Government programs in health, education, agriculture, and environment. July 18, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-writing-bootcamp-federal-and-government-grants-tickets-45673875792?aff=es2
GSA Plans and Priorities Forum Ms. Emily Murphy will be the keynote speaker at this event educating public and private sector leaders about how industry can assist GSA in providing the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services. Under the new Administration, the GSA has placed an increased focus on technologies, data and cybersecurity, and federal procurement. The public and private sectors will need to work hand-in-hand in order to assist the GSA in reaching its goals for 2018 and onward. Discussion topics will include: shared services, e-Commerce portal, network modernization and the Modernizing Technology Act. July 18, 2018 https://www.potomacofficersclub.com/event/summary/701f3000000as2iAAA/GSA-Plans-and-Priorities-Forum
Construction Industry Small Business Outreach GSA PBS Region 8, in coordination with Utah PTAC, offers GovCon SB's the opportunity to network and exchange information with Region 8 associates. The event is specifically targeted for SB GovCons in the construction industry. July 18, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/construction-industry-small-business-outreach
Small Business Event - DOL Vendor Outreach Session Did you know that DOL buys a wide variety of goods and services valued at approximately $2B each year? These sessions offer small businesses the opportunity to market their capabilities directly to procurement and program officials, and learn about potential procurement opportunities. Conversely, DOL procurement officials can learn more about the diverse small business resources available to meet their procurement needs. July 18, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-event-dol-vendor-outreach-session
Federal Acquisition Conference 2018 The theme for this 2018 Federal Acquisition Conference is "Driving Smart Contracting for Successful Outcomes"". This conference will explore evolving acquisition trends shaping the industry and their effect on your business including: impact of 2018 acquisition legislation and what's ahead for 2019; the future of Category Management and adapting your business plan accordingly; and results of the 9th biennial PSC Acquisition Policy Survey. " July 18, 2018
https://www.pscouncil.org/AcquisitionConference
Exchange with Industry Day CBOC Escondido Network Contracting Office-22 (NCO-22) will host an Exchange with Industry Day to discuss the upcoming Escondido, CA, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) requirement for Veterans Integrated Service Network-22 (VISN-22). July 19, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/q-exchange-with-industry-day-cboc-escondido
Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) IV DRFP Update The 764th Specialized Contracting Squadron (764 SCONS), located on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, intends to solicit for the reacquisition of the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) III contract.  The Pre‐Proposal conference location and date have been confirmed. July 19, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/advisory-and-assistance-services-aas-iv-1
Small Business Event Vendor Outreach Session for July 2018 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), will be hosting a Vendor Outreach Session (VOS).  Vendor Outreach Sessions are a series of pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists from various components of the Homeland Security procurement offices. July 19, 2018 https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ba2cdfa65fd088d71cc413a6398fb7d7&tab=core&_cview=0
PMA-299/Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Joint Program Office (JPO) MH-60R Industry Day The Industry Day agenda will focus on MH-60R capability enhancements as governed by the PMA-299/RAN JPO.  The JPO represents a Cooperative Development Agreement between PMA-299 and the RAN to co-develop, acquire and integrate future capabilities into the MH-60R aircraft.  All briefs will be unclassified.  Agenda will include: 1) overview of the JPO and Cooperative Arrangement, 2) MH-60R Capability enhancement areas of focus, and 3) follow-on efforts with Industry.  RAN JPO personnel will attend this Industry Day event; questions with respect to the Industry Day will be limited to administrative in nature as many Industry Day participants may not have Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) in place with the Government of Australia. July 19, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/pma-299royal-australian-navy-ran-joint-program-office-jpo-mh-60r-industry-day
PFPA Uniform Vendor Day PFPA will host a Uniform Vendor Day on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 3:00PM. The purpose of this event is to bring innovations from potential vendors in law enforcement equipment technology to the Pentagon Police for review and consideration when developing future requirements. July 20, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/pfpa-uniform-vendor-day
Ballistic Vest Vendor Day PFPA will host a Ballistic Vest Vendor Day on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 3:00PM. The purpose of this event is to bring innovations from potential vendors in law enforcement equipment technology to the Pentagon Police for review and consideration when developing future requirements. July 20, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/ballistic-vest-vendor-day
Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar Program (SENSR) Industry Day The Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) Joint Program Office (JPO)—comprised of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will hold an Industry Week. During Industry Week, the JPO team will provide information related to the SENSR program’s Request for Information (RFI). July 23-25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/spectrum-efficient-national-surveillance-radar-program-sensr-2018-request-for-information-rfi
ACC-RI Industry Engagement and Outreach Event Army Contracting Command - Rock Island with assistance from the Army Sustainment Command Office of Small Business Programs will be hosting an Industry Engagement Day and Outreach event on 24 July 2018. July 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/acc-ri-industry-engagement-and-outreach-event-july-2018
Industry Day Construction Management Support ORP The date of the Industry Day has changed from July 10, 2018 to July 24, 2018 10:00AM EST located at 425 I ST NW, Washington, DC 20001. Power Point Presentation Slides will be posted to FBO the morning of the July 24th, 2018 for attendees to follow along with the Industry Day Conference. July 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/r-notice-for-contract-for-construction-management-services-industry-day-notification
NASA SEWP AT NCMA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 Learn about how Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), a Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle with the latest IT products and services, can assist all federal agencies with procuring critical technologies, solutions, and services to support mission and strategic goals. July 24-25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/nasa-sewp-at-ncma-world-congress-2018
CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition Join us for the Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition July 23 – 25, 2018 in Wilmington, DE. DoD is focused on remapping the way they do business, and they have highlighted industry collaboration as a top priority in order to accomplish readiness and modernization goals for future combat systems, survivability, and securing the nation’s defense. July 24-25, 2018 http://www.ndia.org/events/2018/7/24/cbrn
Philadelphia GovCon Education and Training - ESGC This program is dedicated to providing the information and relationships small business leaders need to understand how effective GovCon M&A can boost their company's competitiveness, expand the range of viable opportunities and increase their ability to win contracts, contract vehicles and subcontracts to achieve growth goals. July 24-26, 2018 https://www.theasbc.org/esgcphilly
2018 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS) The theme for this year's DHITS is, "One Team One Mission - Creating Our Future Together."" We are a sucker for a good theme." July 24-26, 2018 http://www.dha-dhits.com/events/defense-health-information-technology-symposium/event-summary-61145f4e81de423f96c5353e31edfad1.aspx
INDUSTRY DAY FOR NEPA INFRASTRUCTURE The purpose of the Industry Day is to provide a brief overview of this upcoming requirement, as well as to obtain valuable feedback from industry. This Industry Day will also serve as a part of the Navy’s market research to determine any potential 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled-Veteran Owned and Woman-Owned Small Business sources that may be interested and capable of performing the work. July 25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-notice-7
APG S3CoE Industry Panel Symposium Advance Notification The ACC- APG Source Selection Support Center of Excellence (S3CoE) will host the Industry Perspectives Panel Symposium on 25 July 2018. The purpose of the symposium is to afford our Industry partners an opportunity to candidly discuss their perspectives on the defense acquisition source selection process with contracting, requirements owners and Industry and offer recommendations to strengthen Industry/Government collaboration. July 25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/apg-s3coe-industry-panel-symposium-advance-notification
HIRE OUR HEROES VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR The best way to honor a veteran is to hire one! Join us for the Hire Our Heroes Virtual Career Fair on July 25th. All companies interested in hiring veterans will have the opportunity to recruit cleared and non-cleared veterans as well as those trained in all fields! From Information Technology, Engineering, and Cyber Security to Sales, Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Skilled Trades and more, this event is for all veterans and all employers. July 25, 2018 http://www.targetedjobfairs.com/july-25-2018-hire-our-heroes-virtual-veterans-only/#tab-id-2
The Surface/Aviation Interoperability Laboratory (SAIL), AIR-5. 4. 4. 8, Follow-on Effort The Government is hereby announcing a site-visit of the Surface/Aviation Interoperability Laboratory (SAIL) located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, MD. The site-visit will offer a tour of the facilities and an opportunity for industry to ask technical questions regarding the forthcoming acquisition. July 25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/the-surfaceaviation-interoperability-laboratory-sail-air-5448-follow-on-effort
Remote Sensing Analytics Workshop The workshop provides: An Introduction to the US Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Unclassified discussion of Data processing techniques and image calibration: An overview of Civil applications of remote sensing data collected from USGS Landsat Satellite Series, NASA Terra/ MODIS, and NOAA VIIRS Satellite Instruments; etc. July 25, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remote-sensing-analytics-workshop-tickets-47863123892
Best Practices for Creating Job Descriptions Webinar Job descriptions – it is critical that every company has them, but they can be tough to start…and finish!  Job descriptions need to be consistent, well thought out and well written as they set the foundation for the employee’s experience with the company, assist in recruiting and are essential in the performance review process.  Job descriptions are an HR function, but often need the interaction  of accounting as well to work together on salary band.  For GovCons, learn the difference between internal and contract job descriptions, labor categories and job descriptions.  The presenters will educate you on how to write an effective, quality job description that contains the necessary components to carry you from recruiting to performance reviews to compliance.  Join OutSolve and Stephanie Alexander from Boost LLC for this special edition webinar! July 26, 2018 https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5846280737993491715
IT & Cyber Day at Fort Belvoir Industry exhibitors are invited to showcase the latest technology, products, and services geared toward the U.S. Army and Fort Belvoir personnel during this one-day tech expo. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with key decision makers, cyber, technology, communications and contracting personnel from various commands and tenant units at Fort Belvoir. July 26, 2018 https://www.fbcinc.com/event.aspx/Q6UJ9A017ZZ1
AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit Artificial Intelligence applications, the 5G network, Agile acquisition and development, Blockchain, Zero Trust network security models: these innovative technologies are promising and exciting, but how do we get from Point A to Point B--from the cutting edge technology to being able to implement these innovations? At the first ever AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit, we will discuss the pathways to digital transformation. July 26, 2018 https://www.afcea.org/event/innovation-shark-tank
Metropolitan Washington Area Reverse Trade Show The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) is excited to invite you to the first Metropolitan Washington Area Reverse Trade Show. This Reverse Trade Show is an event that allows vendors, suppliers, consultants, and contractors the opportunity to meet with contracting professionals from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia governmental procurement agencies in one room. July 26, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metropolitan-washington-area-reverse-trade-show-tickets-41742094729?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) INDUSTRY OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM Small Business Event DHRA 101 – DHRA is a multi-faceted organization with a broad mission-set all around supporting service members and their families, DoD civilians, reservists and veterans.  Learn more about what our ten components do and where your services match their needs. July 26, 2018 https://vaptap.ecenterdirect.com/events/2267
FiscalNote’s Speakeasy Party FiscalNote would like to personally invite you to join us for a night of great conversation, craft cocktails, and exceptional company at NCSL’s most popular and exclusive party. To celebrate the start of NCSL, FiscalNote is bringing the Roaring Twenties back with a Prohibition Party. Hosted at one of Los Angeles’ most famous speakeasies, The Varnish, this party will be one of the premiere events at NCSL. July 30, 2018 https://fiscalnote.com/speakeasy/
FASTER-AC Industry Day for KRACEn The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division will host an Industry Day for the Mod Kits, Aircraft Recovery, Augmentation, Components, & Engines (KRACEn) program. And no, this is not the legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. July 30-August 2, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/faster-ac-industry-day-for-kracen
OASIS On-Ramps: Teaming and Prepping The GSA's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS, contract vehicle has become a multi-billion-dollar juggernaut with hundreds of task orders for a broad range of professional services awarded by dozens of federal buyers. GSA is about to open up the contract to new prime contractors through an open season on-ramp. This event will discuss the timeline for the on-ramps and what you need to know about teaming to start prepping to bid. July 31, 2018 https://www.afcea.org/site/sb_procurement3_2018#overlay-context=small-business/events%3Fq%3Dsmall-business/events
DOE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FORUM You are cordially invited to join us at the event to learn about the latest news on doing business with the Office of Environmental Management. Topics will include a discussion on status of ongoing and upcoming procurement opportunities. July 31, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/doe-office-of-environmental-management-business-opportunities-forum-7-31-2018
IARPA Credibility Assessment Standardized Evaluation (CASE) Prize Challenge IARPA will host a Participants' Day WebEx for the Credibility Assessment Standardized Evaluation (CASE) Prize Challenge in anticipation of the launch of a new prize challenge. July 31, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/credibility-assessment-standardized-evaluation-case-prize-challenge
2018 NHOA Business Summit Conference The 2018 NHOA Business Summit Conference is a three-day event at the Prince Waikiki Hotel on the island of Oahu. The focus of the conference is on legislative, legal and business issues relevant to small businesses in the federal contracting industry. July 31, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-nhoa-business-summit-conference-tickets-43883076463
VMware's first annual Richmond Public Sector Day VMware's first annual Richmond Public Sector Day! During our sessions, you will hear VMware subject matter experts as they discuss how their software-defined approach can enable your organization to implement a unified hybrid cloud and fully realize the mobility that is changing the landscape of government organizations today. July 31, 2018 https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/Event/Details/61887-govevents
The Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID) The Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID) provide benefit by creating partnerships and increasing small business participation. The Air Force SBIDs focus on small business capabilities and opportunities, matching stakeholders from the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), large business, and small business communities. July 31-August 2, 2018 https://afconference.brtrc.com/AFSBID/2018Sustainment/
National Security Space Policy and Architecture Symposium Don’t get lost in space: Join nearly 200 industry, government and intelligence sector professionals for The 2018 Space Policy and Architecture Symposium, an exclusive one-day gathering of the national defense space community Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Chantilly, VA. Discuss the latest subjects, capabilities and advancements in space policy and architecture, including threat assessment, resiliency collaboration, acquisition and more. July 31-August 2, 2018 http://www.ndia.org/events/2018/7/31/peter-b-teets-award-dinner
PAST EVENTS
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
Program Manager, Warfare Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130) Industry Day Briefing This special notice is a follow up to the PMW 130 Industry Day conducted on 6 June 2018 in San Diego, CA to post the briefing and questions/answers. June 6, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/program-manager-wargare-information-assurance-and-cyber-security-program-office-pmw-130-industry-day-briefing
INDUSTRY DAY N. Y. DISTRICT CADET BARRACKS UPGRADE PROGRAM - WEST POINT ACADEMY The industry day was held on Thursday 14 June 2018. The purpose of this event was to allow the New York District team to present upcoming Cadet Barracks Upgrade Construction opportunities at West Point, New York to the Construction Industry. June 14, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-ny-district-cadet-barracks-upgrade-program-west-point-academy
Expeditionary FastTransport (EPF) 13Industry Day Provided industry with the plan to compete for design / construction of the thirteenth ship of the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) Class. June 14, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-epf
Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) Applied Artificial Intelligence (A2I) Summit Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) Applied Artificial Intelligence (A2I) Summit was June 19, 2018. June 19, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/a-naval-research-enterprise-nre-applied-artificial-intelligence-a2i-summit
Academia Day for DHS OUP MBA STT The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP), supported by Office of Procurement Operations (OPO), Science and Technology Acquisition Division (STAD) hosted an "Academia Day""." June 20, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/academia-day-for-dhs-oup-mba-stt
JBA SMALL BUSINESS Forum The Small Business Programs Office from the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, hosted a Small Business Forum. The goal of the forum was to allow companies an opportunity to present their capabilities, speak with the acquisition team members and  network with other companies. June 20, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-event-20163
Small Business Outreach Event - SBIR-STTR-RIF Training for Industry Army OSBP hosted a training session for industry on 6/27/18. The session provided an overview of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; an overview of the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF); and instruction on the DoD website. June 27, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-outreach-event-sbir-sttr-rif-training-for-industry-1
ACC-APG S3CoE Symposium Series Past Performance Evaluation Information The Army Contracting Command- Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC- APG) Source Selection Support Center of Excellence (S3CoE) hosted the Past Performance Evaluation Symposium 27 June 2018 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. June 27, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/acc-apg-s3coe-symposium-series-past-performance-evaluation-information
Industry Day/Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) Notification The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) hosted an Industry Day/Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) for the GEOINT Tradecraft Learning Contract (GTLC) previously referred to as GTLP requirement with interested vendors. July 2, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-daytechnical-exchange-meeting-tem-notification
Vendor Engagement-National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Publications, Outreach, Operations and Dissemination Support (PO2DS) The U.S. Department of Education hosted a Vendor Webinar Event to provide pertinent details regarding a new fiscal year 2018 procurement, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Publications, Outreach, Operations and Dissemination Support (PO2DS) contract," for the Departments' Institute for Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). " July 10, 2018 https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=fc2d1a77ae846e3c1b8d86fb531de021&tab=core&_cview=1
Multiple Award Contract for Protective Security Officer Services Industry Day The purpose of the pre-proposal conference was to provide a better understanding of this requirement. Attendance at the conference was vital to the preparation of a competitive and cost effective proposal and to understand the total result desired by the government. July 10, 2018 https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=ed06783581d7d68da357703dcd49ce08
DTRA Agency-Wide Industry Day The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) conducted an Agency-Wide Industry Day on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 from 12pm to 4pm. They spoke on the Agency's Strategic Vision followed by an overview of each Directorate and their requirements, Contracting, and Small Business. July 11, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/agency-wide-industry-day
Defense Innovation Board Public Meeting at DIU There was a Defense Innovation Board Public Meeting at DIUx (230 RT Jones Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043) on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT July 11, 2018 https://innovation.defense.gov/Meetings/


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