The Naval Sea System Command has organized its fourth Small Business Industry Day, which focused on informing industrial small businesses about the command’s programs and requirements.
Several U.S. Navy officials and Program Executive Offices on Aug. 21 guided small firms on how to do business with NAVSEA and participate in its procurement processes, the Navy materiel organization said in a statement Tuesday.
Jay Stefany, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Ships, said there is a need for companies to acknowledge the appropriate deputy program managers of NAVSEA programs to properly deliver their offerings to warfighters.
NAVSEA Acquisition Planning Manager Richard Goff said contractors can access the NAVSEA Enterprise Long Range Acquisition Forecast if they are interested in the command’s procurement requirements.
The LRAF document provides opportunities for small firms to grow and the Navy to expand its partner portfolio.
NAVSEA Executive Director Jim Smerchansky added that complying with cybersecurity policies will help protect and maintain the systems of the Navy and the Defense Department.