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 »

Early bird registration ends soon! Register now for the NW Maritime Defense Luncheon

Join the Pacific NW Defense Coalition and KEDA on September 27th for the Northwest Maritime Defense Luncheon This event will bring military and private sector leaders together to discuss the latest maritime initiatives and procurement opportunities for Northwest businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know. September […] Read more »

Biz Opps: DOD SBIR 17.3 & STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements Pre-Release on August 25, 2017

The DOD SBIR 17.3 and the STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DOD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. You may now view the topics and ask technical questions through SITIS: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics. DOD BAA/Solicitation Changes: The closing time to submit proposals has been changed from 6:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET on the closing day in order to better suit the needs […] Read more »

Latest from Washington PTAC – Government Contracting Biz Opps & Events

Bid Alerts from Washington PTAC: Flatiron West, Inc. – Request for Certified DBE Subcontractors & Suppliers for US 101 Coffee Creek Remove Fish Barrier Project in Shelton, WA .  Bids Due August 25 at 11:00am. Click Here for more information. Sailboat removal in Bellingham Bay, Visit WEBS and search 32098 Janitorial Services in Spokane. Visit WEBS and search K6272 Chief Joseph Dam Geotechnical Exploration. Visit […] Read more »

DoD’s Innovation Initiative Remains Top Priority, Mattis Says

By Terri Moon Cronk – US Department of Defense News WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters yesterday that maintaining the Defense Department’s innovation initiative for the warfighter is a top priority for him, just as it was for his predecessor. En route to Seattle on a two-day trip to Washington and California — where the secretary will stop in Silicon Valley […] Read more »

Upcoming government contracting classes and events!

Overhead Pricing   August 16th  9 am – noon KEDA Conference Room Overhead costs are often the highest price component of your proposal. What are the standards in creating pricing? The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations of construction contracts. Please pre-register here: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/850777 […] Read more »

Notice to government contractors: RAPIDGate transition to DBIDS

ADVISORY REMINDER: On April 17, 2017 the Navy began the requirement for contractors, vendors, subcontractors, suppliers and service providers, who do not have a common access card (CAC), to transition from the NCACS (aka RAPIDGate) to the new DBIDS credential.  Individuals have up to 180 days to obtain the permanent DBIDS card.  NCACS credentials will remain in effect for base access through August 14, 2017, […] Read more »

NBK earns 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

By Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) — The Commander-in-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who>operate and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The award is presented to the top military bases in each of the services and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). NBK was recognized as the top Navy base in […] Read more »