The GovCon Win News Round Up: Government Contractors Confident; Navy Issues Solicitation for $4.1 Billion Contract; and GSA Proposes OASIS SMB Replacement

Welcome to the GovCon “Win” News Round Up brought to you by OCI. Each month, we provide you a summary of the most actionable news to help you maintain a competitive edge and win more business.

Government Contractors Confident About the Future, According to a New Study

Government contractors are confident about future business and growth opportunities – especially in cybersecurity and infrastructure – according to the new OCI “Government Contractor Confidence Index” study.

Navy Issues Solicitation for $4.1B CANES Shipboard Network Contract

The Navy has issued a solicitation for a potential $4.1 billion, 10-year follow-on contract to buy afloat network devices, spares, laboratory equipment, software and maintenance services. Here’s the notice for more information on this opportunity.

GSA Releases Small Business Procurement Strategy for Services Multi-Agency Contract

The General Services Administration has made its decision on the role of small businesses in the next government-wide professional services contract vehicle that will succeed the current OASIS initiative. The current timeline has GSA releasing a final solicitation in the fourth quarter of this calendar year and an award in the third quarter of 2023.

NASA Looks to Consolidate Apps and Platforms Across Centers with New Task Order

NASA seeks to consolidate application and platform services at its 10 centers by merging requirements across several existing contracts into one. A draft request for proposals (RFP) is expected in May, the pre-solicitation conference later that month, the final RFP in July and the task order award in February 2023.

Energy Department Widens the Hunt for Novel Energy Technologies

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is poised to make investments into the next generation of technologies for energy with its $175 million grant program for everything from wind to fusion.

NGA Developing Commercial Buying Guide for Satellite Imagery

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is building a commercial buying guide for its partners across the defense, intelligence and federal community, as the agency increasingly turns to commercial sources for imagery analysis and other geospatial intelligence.

The State of Government Contracting Programs

In a recent episode of Federal News Network “Off the Shelf,” Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discussed the state of the General Services Administration’s major governmentwide contracting programs.

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