Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

2 KEDA PTAC Clients firms awarded construction contracts for design-build construction projects for NAVFAC NW

Advanced Technology Construction,*Tacoma, Washington (N44255-17-D-4004); CJW Construction Inc.,* Santa Ana, California (N44255-17-D-4005); Shape Construction Inc.,* Bremerton, Washington (N44255-17-D-4006); Vet Industrial Inc.,* Bremerton, Washington (N44255-17-D-4007); and Weldin Construction LLC,* Palmer, Alaska (N44255-17-D-4008), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract for design-build or design-bid-build construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value […] Read more »

Bremerton cyber security company expanding – taps veteran talent

Bremerton’s cyber security company, Critical Informatics taps transitioning veterans as company expands. Click headline below to read Puget Sound Business Journal story: Cyber warriors go corporate: Seattle-area companies seek veterans for top jobs Learn more at Read more »

Navy secretary flatters Kitsap on farewell tour

By Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun Oct. 21, 2016  BREMERTON — Getting a good deal on a submarine isn’t altogether different from a frequent user program at the local coffee or sandwich shop. So argued Ray Mabus, America’s longest serving secretary of the Navy since World War I, in describing efforts to restore a depleted Navy fleet that includes purchasing $18 billion in new […] Read more »

Sources Sought – NAVFAC Northwest Job Order Contract (JOC)

Solicitation Number: N44255FY17JOC Agency: Department of the Navy Office: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Location: NAVFAC Northwest North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 238990 Synopsis: Added: Sep 09, 2016 11:34 am This is a Sources Sought Synopsis only. This is not a solicitation for proposals and no contract will be awarded from this announcement. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with […] Read more »

Plan in hand, how will we grow?

John Powers for the KPBJ The Washington State Growth Management Act was enacted in 1990. Its primary purpose is to ensure that local governments, both county and municipal, effectively manage anticipated growth within their respective jurisdictions in terms of land use policies and regulations, as well as planning for critical transportation and public works infrastructure to support projected growth. To comply with the GMA, local […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Drydock 6 Modernization and Utility Site Improvements, Naval Base Kitsap

P-431 Drydock 6 Modernization and Utility Site Improvements, Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, WA Solicitation Number:  N4425516R7002 Notice Type: Presolicitation Added: Mar 09, 2016 1:28 pm Synopsis: This procurement is for P-431 Drydock 6 Modernization and Utility Site Improvements at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, WA. This procurement uses the source selection procedures in accordance with FAR Part 15. This procurement is for design-bid-build (DBB) construction services […] Read more »

Meet Government buyers to learn how to sell your goods & services

Click here to read the Washington PTAC newsletter for upcoming events including: Doing Business with Joint Base Lewis McChord – Lakewood Doing Business with Fairchild Air Force Base – Kennewick Joint Base Lewis McCHord Acquisition Forecast Open House – JBLM Becoming a Contractor for Disaster Response & Recovery – Pateros Alliance Northwest – Puyallup Defense Logistics Agency Industry Day – Bremerton Doing Business with the […] Read more »

Solid economic movement in the right direction

Register now for the 2016 Economic Forecast! John Powers for the KPBJ This is the fifth year, since joining the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance in 2011, that I’ve had an opportunity to share my year-end review, and new-year perspective on Kitsap’s economy. For that, I want to thank the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal for supporting our alliance and according me this valued annual opportunity. As I […] Read more »