Announced last week – DOD Pre-release for the SBIR – STTR program is now posted DETAILS

Broad Agency Announcement Schedule

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) PROGRAM – SBIR 20.3 Program Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (AF) – SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) PROGRAM – X20.3 SBIR COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS OPENING (CSO) – AF VENTURES TOPIC

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) PROGRAM – STTR 20.C Program Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (AF) – SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) PROGRAM – X20.C COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS OPENING (CSO)

Aug 25, 2020: DoD BAA issued for pre-release

Sep 23, 2020: DoD begins accepting proposals

Oct 22, 2020: Deadline for receipt of proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. ET

Participating DoD Components:

• Department of the Navy

• Department of the Air Force

• Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD)

• Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

• Office of the Secretary of Defense – Defense Human Resources Activity (OSD – DHRA)

• Office of the Secretary of Defense – Joint Service Small Arms Program (OSD – JSSAP)

• Office of the Secretary of Defense – ManTech (OSD – ManTech)

• Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)

• United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

GSA Imagines New Small Business GWAC

The General Services Administration gave the public a look at its next step in developing the agency’s new small business governmentwide contracting (GWAC) vehicle that will eventually replace the canceled Alliant 2 Small Business contract. The new vehicle will emphasize Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and woman-owned small business set-asides, streamlined pricing and contract submission processes, as well as a source for emerging artificial intelligence, machine learning, as-a-service offerings, cloud and edge computing technologies, as well as cybersecurity technology, according to GSA officials. ARTICLE

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

Effective: October 26, 2020 – Contracting officers shall include the provision at FAR 52.204-26, Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before October 26, 2020 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. Federal Register

2020 Small Business Profiles For Congressional Districts

The Office of Advocacy announced its Small Business Profiles for the Congressional Districts series. The congressional district profiles are part of Advocacy’s state profile series, which provides user-friendly snapshots of national, state, and congressional district small business statistics. Each profile focuses on the impact of small businesses in 436 congressional districts. Within, readers can find the congressional district’s total number of small employers and their industry breakout, plus the number of workers employed and payroll expended by small businesses. Additionally, the profiles provide a map showing the total number and distribution of self-employed workers across the district. DOCUMENT

Resources Available to Ease the Change to beta.SAM.gov Repots Tool

 

[August 2020]
From GSA INTERACT –
The final FPDS reports transition date to beta.SAM.gov is October 17, 2020. Now, we would like to highlight resources available that will help ease the change to the new beta.SAM.gov reports tool.

We have worked with users throughout  the federal government and industry to develop and hone training videos, reference guides, and FAQs that can help both new and experienced reports users.

We recommend that new users start with:

Static Reports Reference Guide

Standard Reports Reference Guide

Ad Hoc Reports Reference Guide

Standard, Static, and Admin Reports Video

Basic Ad Hoc Reports Video

Experienced users should review the previously mentioned resources, as well as:

Contract Data Reports Before and After Transition from FPDS.gov to beta.SAM.gov

Quick Start Guide for Static, Standard, and Administrative Reports

Quick Start Guide for Ad Hoc Reports

Remember, only the reports function of FPD is moving to beta.SAM.gov—the rest of FPDS functionality will remain in place. Prior to October 17, 2020, when reports are available on both beta.SAM.gov and FPDS.gov, we encourage all users to become familiar with the contract data report tool in beta.SAM.gov. Make sure to create and run reports in beta.SAM.gov and use the feedback button in beta.SAM.gov to let us know what you think.

Federal Government exceeded its Small Business Contracting Goal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.50 percent or $132.9 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, over $12 billion increase from the previous fiscal year. Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the second time in Scorecard history that the women-owned small business contracting goal of 5% has been met*. The federal government also added a record-breaking one million jobs to the American economy with $132.9 billion in prime contract dollars awarded to small businesses and $90.7 billion in subcontracts awarded. Overall, the federal government earned an “A” on this year’s government-wide Scorecard. A copy of the document is available at https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-08/G-W.pdf

DTRA-wide Virtual Industry Day – Announcement

Want to learn more about Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and what we buy? DTRA is hosting a virtual Industry Day on 8/20/20 beginning at 7:45 a.m. (CDT) so that you can learn more.

DTRA’s Director will kick off the event with a Mission Brief and Welcoming Remarks. DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs Director, Ms. Amy Murray, SES, will provide some additional remarks about how important small businesses are to the Industrial Base. Each Directorate and Special Staff Office that uses contractor support will present information about their missions and what types of supplies and services they acquire through contracts. There will be an opportunity for Questions and Answers at the
end of each presentation.

Small Businesses and Other than Small Businesses are welcome to attend this event. Additional details are available at the link below:

http://www.wispro.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-DTRA-wide-Industry-Day-ANNOUNCMENT-draft-1.pdf