$300 million in Navy contracts available to small businesses for tech innovations

Registration open! Learn how to compete for Dept. of Defense contracts The Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) program is known as “America’s Seed Fund.” The Department of Defense (DoD) awards over $300 million in contracts to small businesses with technology and innovations that may be developed for military applications. If you are a Pacific Northwest company seeking to learn more […] Read more »

VA Begins $25B Services Competition for Vet-owned Companies

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation notice for a 10-year, $25 billion, professional services contract known as VECTOR, which will be set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. According to the Nov. 8 notice: A solicitation is scheduled for release by mid to late November with proposals due about 30 days later. Awards are planned for January. The contract will include […] Read more »

Biz Opps: DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit – Seattle

Date: Dec 13, 2017 11:00am – 3:00pm Registration Deadline: 12/13/2017 8:00 AM (PST) Point of Contact: Tiffany Scroggs (360) 464-6041 Center: PTAC at Thurston EDC Fee: $20.00 Registration Policies Location: Washington Department of Commerce 2001 6th Ave, 33rd Floor, Seattle WA 98121 Description: The Navy SBIR/STTR program awards over $300 Million in contracts to small businesses with technology and innovations that may be developed for military applications.   For Pacific Northwest companies that seek […] Read more »

Decision Makers II explores Kitsap’s Tech Economy

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Prime Outreach – Being a Subcontractor starts next week!

If you are interested in expanding your business via government contracting this is the class for you! This 2-session workshop will help you understand how to succeed as a subcontractor in the complex world of government contracting. Taught by Carole Bionda, Vice President of The NOVA Group, a prime contractor who is experienced on major milcon projects at Naval Base Kitsap. Click here for information […] Read more »

SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C Open for Proposal Submission TODAY

The DOD SBIR 17.3 & STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcement: You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the open SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through the DOD SBIR/STTR proposal submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org. All proposals for this Announcement must be received by 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Important Dates: September 26, 2017: SBIR 17.3 and STTR […] Read more »

SAFE Boats: From garage to global force

Tad Sooter, Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Off the arid coast of Tunisia they patrol for smugglers and terrorists. In Alaska they help wildlife troopers regulate a rowdy fishery on Bristol Bay. They’ve been seized in Iran and taken fire in Iraq. When United Airways Flight 1549 splashed down in the Hudson River in 2009, they were among the first vessels on scene. Around here, SAFE Boats are […] Read more »

Government Contracting: Why North Dakota says: be like Kitsap!

Take advantage of proven contracting resources Kathy Cocus, KEDA Business Development Director/PTAC Program Manager; for the KPBJ Why does Grand Forks, ND think small businesses should be like Kitsap PTAC clients?  A recent editorial in the Grand Forks Herald cited KEDA’s PTAC (government contracting) program as a model for local companies who could benefit from growing their revenue via federal contracting. Why? For starters, in […] Read more »

KEDA and WWU partner to produce 2016 Kitsap County Top Employers List

New! KEDA releases 2016 Kitsap Top Employers Lists The most often requested data sheet from the KEDA office is the Top Employers list.  Website stats for any given month show near daily downloads. This data is utilized by public and private partners, potential real estate investors and companies considering expansion or relocation for inclusion in market analysis, industry cluster analysis, competitive analysis and workforce analysis […] Read more »