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Indiana Receives $2.7 Million in Federal Funds to Support State’s Defense Industry

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Defense and Development (IODD) recently announced that Indiana has been selected to receive $2.7 million in federal Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) funds from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). The grant will be used to better understand and develop an action plan for Indiana to assist businesses and communities that have been impacted by reductions in DOD defense spending nationally.

“We know that the defense industry has a profound impact on Indiana’s overall economy,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “Through the OEA grant, we will continue to foster a culture that supports our businesses and helps to identify defense related opportunities for continued growth and prosperity.”

Indianapolis PTAC Client Receives First Contract

The Society for Diversity, Inc. recently received its first government contract award from the U.S. Air Force.
PTAC counselor Nate Lofton worked directly with Leah Smiley, President of Diversity, on navigating the government acquisition process. “Nate has been great to work with. He came out to our office, provided us with supplemental resources, helped us navigate through some of the confusing language in the evaluation notice, and quickly responded to requests for assistance....,” stated Smiley. Located in central Indiana, the company’s mission is to educate and equip executives and professionals with the tools needed to design and execute effective diversity and inclusion strategies. For more information please visit their website: www.societyfordiversity.org.


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Purdue Life Sciences Investment Plan Grows To $250 Million

Purdue University plans to spend $250 million over the next five years to bulk up its work in the life sciences sectors, the state-funded university system announced. The money will be used to hire 36 faculty members in life sciences-related fields, as well as “dozens” of staff members to assist them. Purdue also expects to use some of the money to purchase new research equipment and build facilities focused on life sciences. The $250 million figure includes $60 million that was announced by Purdue in October to establish an Integrative Neuroscience Center and the Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. -Jan. 6, Purdue University Press Release

Rolls Royce Indianapolis Awarded a Piece of Hawkeye Contract

Rolls-Royce Engine Services-Oakland, Inc., Oakland, California, is being awarded an $18,035,505 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0019) to exercise an option for the depot repair of T56-A-427 engines, including the repair of power sections, torque meters, gearboxes and accessories in support of the E-2 Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (2 percent); Oakland, California (97 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (.34 percent); Rocky Mount, North Carolina (.33 percent); and Mentor, Ohio (.33 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016. -Dec. 23, DoD Press Release

Lilly Endowment Pumping $42M Into Southwest Central Indiana

Three grants totaling $42 million from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will boost regional development efforts in the southwest central part of the state. The funding will support initiatives in 11 counties, including the establishment of Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. in Monroe County and an Applied Research Institute near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. A portion of the money will also study potential development of a Rural Center at Indiana University. -Dec. 22, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGorwan

More F-35 Engine Work for Pratt & Whitney

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,020,915 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-140C-0004) for F-35 Lightning II Propulsion System Low Rate Initial Production Lot 9 non-annualized sustainment in support of the international partners. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (12 percent) and in Hartford, Connecticut (88 percent) and is expected to be completed in September 2018. -Dec. 21, DoD Press Release

Lockheed Files Injunction To Stop Work On JLTV

Lockheed Martin has filed a preliminary injunction with the US Court of Federal Claims that if granted would mean the Army and Oshkosh would have to stop production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. -Dec. 18, Defense News, Jen Judson

Rolls-Royce Exhibit Moving to Downtown Indy

An aerospace and power systems exhibit is closing for six to eight months for a big move. The Allison Branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust will move from its current location on the near southwest side of Indianapolis to the Rolls-Royce Meridian Center in downtown Indy and reopen next fall. -Dec. 18, Inside Indiana Business, Alex Brown

Crane Buys More Raytheon Electro-Optic Systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $28,173,587 firm-fixed-price job order modification under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00164-12-G-JQ66 for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems (MTS) and data for use on the Navy MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The MTS system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking, infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service and NATO laser guided munitions. The contract will result in the production and delivery of 29 MTS’s. The work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by May 2017. -Dec. 17, DoD Press Release

Army Buys Cummins Engines

Cummins Inc., Columbus was awarded a $21,482,256 firm-fixed-price contract for up to 160 V903 Series diesel engines. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Columbus and Seymour with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. -Dec. 16, DoD Press Release

Rose-Hulman Scores Grant For Out-of-This-World Tech

An associate professor in the physics and optical engineering department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been selected for a NASA program focusing on filling high-priority needs within the U.S. space program. Paul Leisher and a group of students are working to design and test lasers for high-speed communication between space and Earth. Leisher has been awarded $500,000 in hopes of developing transmitters that would be 10 times faster than typical broadband Internet speeds. -Dec. 15, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan

Fort Wayne Firm Receives DLA Contract

Petroleum Traders Corp. of Fort Wayne (SPE600-16-D-4517) has been awarded a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract valued at $74,758,025, under solicitation SPE600-15-R-0211 for various types of fuel. This is a five-year contract with a performance completion date of June 30, 2020. -Dec. 1, DoD Press Release


Upcoming Events

Jan. 13: Webinar: Responding to a DOE SBIR/STTR Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 19: Open Hours at WestGate - the SBIR/STTR Hour
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: WestGate Academy, 13598 East WestGate Dr., Odon 47562
Jan 20: Workshop - Introduction to Government Contracting and Marketing, Fort Wayne
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 4312 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne 46815
Jan 20: Launch Ladies Startup Study Hall - SBIR/STTR Grants
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: SpeakEasy, 5255 N Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis 46220
Feb. 3: Webinar - Responding to a DoD SBIR/STTR
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 9: Webinar - Introduction to GSA Schedules
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Feb. 10: Workshop - Marketing to the Federal Government, Fort Wayne
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 4312 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne 46815

Happy Holidays from the Indiana PTAC!

SAVE THE DATE ! March 18, 2016 – PTAC Industry Day to be held at IU South Bend

Join us for PTAC Industry Day where both government agencies and large prime contractors will discuss ways in which Indiana businesses can integrate into their supply chain. Participants will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with potential buyers. Featured keynote speaker for the day will be Capt. Jeffrey “JT” Elder, Commanding Officer, NSWC Crane Division. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here.

Ft. Wayne Systems Engineering Firm has been awarded over 10 SBIR awards

SkySight Technologies (Fort Wayne) wishes to thank PTAC’s very own Dr. Lisa Hoverman, SBIR/STTR Program Specialist, for her ongoing assistance in providing SBIR proposal support as well as her help in securing state matching funds. Under the leadership of President Pat McCammon, SkySight Technologies has completed numerous Phase I SBIR feasibility studies and is currently focused on multiple unique Phase II SBIR programs. SkySight has also successfully delivered on 5 Phase III SBIR commercialization contracts. Their expertise includes power grid resiliency, ocean surface and bottom sensors, including trawl survivability. Developments have resulted in engineering solutions for sonobuoys and related undersea sensor programs.


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Northrop Grumman Indianapolis Receives Hawkeye Work

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $151,309,421 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for the procurement of one Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Northrop Grumman Indianapolis will receive a 4.05% share of the work which will be completed by March 2018. (Nov. 12, DoD Press Release)

Rolls-Royce in Indy Scores Federal Grant

Research and development efforts at the Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis will receive an $11 million boost as part of a federal public-private partnership. The CLEEN II program from the Federal Aviation Administration focuses on improving aircraft engine efficiency and developing more sustainable sources of fuel. Rolls-Royce engineers and researchers in Indianapolis will evaluate alternative product designs in an effort to find "the most promising" emission-reducing technologies. (Nov. 19, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

Indiana State University, PrecisionHawk Team on Unmanned Systems

Indiana State University has signed an unmanned aerial systems research and development partnership with North Carolina-based PrecisionHawk, which has operations in Noblesville. The collaboration will focus on safety, training and development of the company's aerial data software. Through the partnership, the university will provide access to unmanned aerial vehicles and flight crews, indoor flight facilities and airspace. PrecisionHawk will give the school access to its DataMapper software platform and algorithm licenses. (Nov. 24, Inside Indiana Business, Andy Ober)

Vincennes, Republic Announce Partnership

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has announced a partnership with Vincennes University's Aviation Technology Center. The agreement aims to boost employment opportunities for the school's flight and maintenance graduates. (Nov. 24, Inside Indiana Business, Andy Ober)

Grissom Logs Record Flight Hours For FY15

The wing logged 7,030 flight hours during fiscal 2015 - a historical record for Grissom and an increase of 36 percent from fiscal 2014. "The statistics are remarkable," said Col. Doug Schwartz, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander. "This is a tremendous achievement for the entire wing. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done." (Nov. 23, 434th ARW Public Affairs, Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen)

WestGate Technology Park Director Stepping Down

WestGate@Crane Technology Park Executive Director Don Schulte says he will step down at the end of the month. During his tenure, the park grew from nearly 600 employees to more than 800. (Nov. 18, Inside Indiana Business, Andy Ober)

Fort Wayne Air Base Making Push for New Fighter Jet Squadron

An Air National Guard fighter wing based in Fort Wayne is working to house a squadron of new F-35 fighter jets. “For us, for our future and for the future of the Air Force, we are looking to be a successful site selection for F-35 basing when they make the next three rounds of basing decisions that are coming up within the next year,” said Col. Patrick Renwick, Commander of the Air Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing. (Nov. 15, Associated Press)

Crane Contingent Eyes Broader Business Connections With Terre Haute

Kyle B. Werner, Director of Applied Science and Demand Management at Crane, said he is a Rose-Hulman graduate, and so was familiar with the Rose-Hulman Ventures program. “But it is really interesting to see that they have diversified their clients, with 40 to 60 students working active internships,” he said, adding there may be a chance for “in-kind opportunities” between Crane and Ventures. (Nov. 3, Tribune-Star, Howard Greninger)

Global sonobuoy market to reach $317M

The global sonobuoy market will reach $316.6 million by 2020, according to a forecast by research firm MarketsandMarkets. This reflects a compound annual growth rate of 6.96 percent from $226.1 million in 2015. The sharpest growth will be in the Asia-Pacific region, including a rise in China's sonobuoy spending.

Indiana Ranks 3rd Nationally as Business-Friendly State

Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc., a national corporate site selection firm, ranks Indiana third nationally for its business-friendly climate.
Top 10 States:
1. Utah
2. Nebraska
3. Indiana
4. Virginia
5. Kansas
6. North Dakota
7. North Carolina
8. Wyoming
9. Missouri
10. Michigan
(Nov. 12, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership)


PTAC Staff Updates

Indiana PTAC welcomes Diana Hunter as the newest addition to our PTAC team! Diana will be serving as the new Northwest Regional procurement counselor, providing small business procurement counseling to Hoosier companies interested in developing their footprint in the government marketplace. 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

1/6 @ 2:00 p.m Webinar - The State of SBIR/STTR - Updates and Overview

1/12 @ 9:00 a.m. Webinar - Basics of Post Award Contracts Management

1/13 @ 2:00 p.m.: Webinar - Responding to a DOE SBIR/STTR

1/19 @ 11:00 a.m. Open Hours at WestGate - the SBIR/STTR Hour 
Location: WestGate Academy, 13598 East West Gate Dr., Don 47562

1/20 @ 5:30 p.m. Launch Ladies Startup Study Hall - SBIR/STTR Grants
Location: SpeakEasy, 5255 N. Winthrop Ave., Indianapolis 46220

Lt. Governor Ellspermann Announces Open Hours at WestGate

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joins the Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD) and the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) to announce the beginning of open hours at WestGate@Crane Technology Park. Government and academic partners will be available to provide local business support services to individuals and businesses. Participating partners include Indiana PTAC, IODD’s Technology Commercialization Program and the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), to name a few. Open hours will be held at the WestGate Academy – immediately east of NSA Crane. For more information on upcoming open hours, please contact John Dement, IODD Director of Technology Commercialization.

Indiana PTAC & Launch Terre Haute Host Crane NSWC

The Indiana PTAC and Launch Terre Haute welcomed officials from NSWC Crane to visit and engage with companies active in the aerospace and defense sector in Terre Haute. The tour provided a great opportunity for Crane officials, as well as local leaders, to meet directly with companies working to support both the commercial aerospace sector, as well as the Warfighter. Sites visited included General Electric Aviation, Rose-Hulman Ventures, Tri-Aerospace, Stark Industries, Indiana State University (ISU) Flight Academy and the 181st Intelligence Wing.

Navy Opens SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions

The U.S. Navy opened its SeaPort-e rolling admissions Monday, November 2. If you are a small business interested in performing services at NSWC Crane, or any other naval base, SeaPort-e is vital. SeaPort-e provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation. The Navy conducts rolling admissions to allow new industry partners the opportunity to participate. We highly encourage you to navigate through their website to learn more about SeaPort-e and their industry partners.

Purdue DMAP Program Assists Indiana Defense Companies

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program’s (DMAP) goal is to maintain and retain critical manufacturing infrastructure and capacity across Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, a region that is vital to our nation’s defense and security. DMAP seeks to assist companies in the defense supply chain that have been negatively impacted by cuts in government contracting to grow and diversify. For qualified companies, the program makes available specialized expertise related to launching new products, entering new markets, technology adoption, performance improvement, cost reduction and other uniquely tailored solutions and services, with funding supporting 50-90% of project costs. For more information on the program and how you may qualify, please visit the website.


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Sonobuoys in High Demand!

ERAPSCO, Columbia City, is being awarded a $178,565,050 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-14-D-0025) to exercise an option for the procurement of up to 6,000 AN/SSQ-36 sonobuoys; 95,000 AN/SSQ-53 sonobuoys; 15,500 AN/SSQ-62 sonobuoys; 10,000 AN/SSQ-101 sonobuoys; and 10,000 AN/SSQ-125 sonobuoys. Work will be performed in DeLeon Springs, Florida (51.7 percent); and Columbia City (48.3 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2017. (October 26, DoD Press Release)

$36M Contract Goes to Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis has secured a $36 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. The work involves engine upgrades to the C-130 transport aircraft fleet. The announcement comes on the heels of unveiling $600 million modernization plans at the company's Indianapolis operations. (October 20, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

AM General to Build Torque Converters for DLA

AM General LLC, Mishawaka, Indiana, has been awarded a maximum $13,349,913 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for utility vehicle torque convectors. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Indiana, with an October 14, 2018 performance completion date. (October 15, DoD Press Release)

AM General Humvee Deal Grows

South Bend-based AM General LLC has secured a more than $42 million contract increase for existing deals involving production and training for vehicles and parts for domestic and foreign governments. The announcement follows a recent string of contracts for the defense industry manufacturer, including a nearly $430 million deal for ambulance chassis Humvees for disaster relief work by the U.S. Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Army. (October 12, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

Hoosiers to Carry Out Defense Contracts

Three companies in Indiana have been awarded U.S. Military contracts totaling more than $20 million. The work will be performed in the state at Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis, Science Applications International Corp. in Crane and Elkhart-based Transhield Inc. (October 6, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

Alcoa Fires Up New La Porte Aerospace Facility

The latest jewel for the state's burgeoning aerospace industry is now operational in LaPorte County. Alcoa Inc.'s (NYSE: AA) $100 million, facility is expected to create nearly 330 jobs in the northwest Indiana city by 2019. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company's commitment is part of a string of aerospace investments that total more than $900 million and involve 1,200 job commitments. The deals include big names like BAE Systems, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation. (October 29, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

IU, Crane to Sign 'Milestone Pact'

Indiana University and Crane Naval Support Activity officials will ink an agreement this afternoon that is being billed as a "landmark" applied research partnership. The deal involves IU students, faculty and researchers gaining more access to the base for use as a science, information technology, engineering, math and sustainability laboratory. Crane will benefit from increased internship, project, partnership and technology collaboration with the Bloomington campus and other locations throughout the IU system. (October 13, Inside Indiana Business, Dan McGowan)

Rolls-Royce Plans $600M Indy Investment

Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans for a massive investment in Indianapolis. The aircraft engine maker plans to spend nearly $600 million to modernize its Indianapolis operations, which date back to World War II. The company says the upgrades will reduce costs by replacing outdated infrastructure as well as eliminating unused space and consolidating operations. Rolls-Royce North America Chief Executive Officer Marion Blakey says the investment will create a state-of-the-art manufacturing center and allow the company to "become more competitive within the growing aerospace industry." (October 5, Inside Indiana Business)

NASA Offers Its Patents To Start-ups

NASA is offering commercial startups initial no fee access to hundreds of its patented technologies as a means of creating greater access to new U. S.-developed products and services based on the agency's wide ranging research and development efforts to advance astronautics and aeronautics. (October 12, Aviation Week, Mark Carreau)

Pratt, GE Battle for Future of Military Engines

The U.S. Air Force and the Army are moving full speed ahead toward next-generation engines they hope will significantly increase fuel efficiency and power. Both endeavors pit two giants in the engine-building world against each other: GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney. (October 10, Defense News, Lara Seligman and Jen Judson)


PTAC STAFF UPDATES

Jim Haddan, PTAC Counselor in the Southwest Region recently attained certification through the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) as a Certified Verification Assistance Counselor. Jim is now certified to provide assistance to Hoosier veteran companies seeking certification as a Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Congratulations Jim!

All Indiana PTAC counselors are certified by the VA to provide this service to our veterans at no cost. To find the PTAC counselor nearest you, please visit our website at indianaptac.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS

11/19: Marketing to the Federal Government

Location: The Marion County Library-Wayne Branch, 198 S. Girls School Rd., Indianapolis 46231
Time: 3:00 p.m.

11/24: Responding/Understanding Government Solicitations

Location: 4312 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne 46815
Time: 12:00 p.m.

12/2: Introduction to Government Contracting and Marketing

Location: Southwest Indiana Chamber, 318 Main St., Suite 401, Evansville 47708
Time: 12:00 p.m.

12/9: Marketing to the Federal Government

Location: 117 E. Spring St., New Albany 47150
Time: 10:00 a.m.

12/9: How to Do Business With Crane NSWC

Location: 4312 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne 46815
Time: 12:00 p.m.

12/16: How to Do Business With Crane NSWC

Location: Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Dr., Indianapolis 46208
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Indiana PTAC Accepting Applications for Northwest Regional Office

Indiana PTAC is currently accepting applications for a Procurement Specialist position at our Northwest Regional Office. Navigating
government contracting regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. Our Procurement Specialists help businesses understand how to find, bid, win and perform on government contracts so they can diversify their customer base and create jobs. Interested applicants can apply at http://www.in.gov/spd/careers/. Keyword: PTAC

Grissom AFB to Hold First Annual "Buy Grissom" Day

Grissom Aeroplex will open its doors to the business community to present "How to Do Business with Grissom...and Other Federal
Agencies."
A number of experts, including several PTAC procurement professionals, will be on hand to address what it takes to be a contractor with the federal government and particularly with Grissom. Plan to attend this first-ever event on November 5th, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Milestone Event Center, Grissom Aeroplex, 1458 Liberator Road, Peru, IN 46970. Register here.

BAE Marks Opening of Fort Wayne Center

Officials along with BAE Systems PLC Chief Executive Officer Ian King, CEO Jerry DeMuro, President Tom Arseneault, Lieutenant
Governor Sue Ellspermann and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, BAE hosted a ribbon-cutting at the new $39 million BAE Systems facility in Fort Wayne. Crews broke ground on the aviation electronics manufacturing center last year, which is located near Fort Wayne International Airport.

-Dan McGowan, Inside Indiana Business

Clark's Journal, Indiana-Kentucky/George Rogers Clark Chapter - Passing the Torch

After nearly five years, Clark’s Journal is terminating publication with the September 2015 edition. As a result of an agreement between
the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Indiana-Kentucky/George Roger’s Clark Chapter, Indiana PTAC will incorporate in this newsletter a more limited portion of content previously covered in Clark’s Journal, now to be known as the Top 10. A sincere thank you is extended to Ted Markley for his contribution to the Clark’s Journal and his ongoing involvement in obtaining interesting facts for the Indiana PTAC newsletter. Thank you Ted!!


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SAIC Wins Another Contract at NSWC Crane

Science Applications International Corp., Crane, Indiana, is being awarded an $8,557,741 firm-fixed-price contract for Lot I production of 59 Common Aircraft Armament Test sets and 57 Pure Air Generator adapter sets in support of precision strike weapons and aviation support equipment. Work will be performed in Crane, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in April 2017.

-Department of Defense Press Release

Lockheed in Rensselaer Receives Portion of Trident II (D-5) Work

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $392,023,194 for fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification PZ0001 to a previously awarded unpriced letter contract (N00030-15-C-0100) for new procurement of Trident II (D5) missile production, D5 life extension development and production, and D5 deployed systems support. The maximum dollar value of the modification, including the base items and all option items if exercised, is $1,475,762,638. A portion of the work will be performed in Rensselaer, Indiana. The work is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2020.

-Department of Defense Press Release

More C-130J Work for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded an $11,205,746 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0905) to previously awarded contract FA8504-07-D-0001 for C-130J engine spare parts. Work will be performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017.

-Department of Defense Press Release

Columbus Firm Wins Contract for Repair Work at NSA Crane and Glendora Test Facility

Milestone Contractors LP, Columbus, Indiana, is being awarded a maximum amount $10,000,000 requirements contract for horizontal construction projects at the Naval Support Activity, Crane; and the Glendora Test Facility. Work will be performed in Crane, Indiana (95 percent); and Sullivan, Indiana (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2018.

-Department of Defense Press Release

More E-2D Work for Rolls-Royce Indianapolis

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $22,398,733 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare series IV T56-A- 427A engines, power section modules, and reduction gear box modules in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in September 2016.

-Department of Defense Press Release

AM General Wins FMS Contractor for Lebanon

AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded an $11,351,579 modification (P00006) to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-15-C- 0155 (Lebanon) for 50 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2016.

-Department of Defense Press Release

United Technologies Indianapolis Receives Retrofit Contract for F-35B

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $10,642,496 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0026) to retrofit the F-35B F-135 propulsion system for the Navy/Marine Corps and the international partners, including the installation of a redesigned lift fan inter-stage vane. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in December 2016.

-Department of Defense Press Release

Raytheon Indianapolis Snags Contract Modification for Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Development

Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $10,667,190 modification (P00008) to previously awarded contract FA8672-13-C-0199 for engineering, manufacturing and development for Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit development. Contractor will provide development, design verification, design qualification, initial aircraft integration, fabrication of flight test assets and demonstration of production processes. Work will be performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2018.

-Department of Defense Press Release

AM General Awarded Contract Modification for FMS High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles

AM General, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $10,623,168 modification (P00004) to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-15-C- 0155 (Iraq) for 50 M115A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2016.

-Department of Defense Press Release

Army Awards Indiana's AM General a Multi-Year, $428M Contract to Build Military Ambulances

AM General, which two weeks ago lost out on a major Department of Defense contract, has been awarded a $428 million contract by the Army to build Humvee ambulances for domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.

-Department of Defense Press Release


PTAC STAFF UPDATES

Indiana PTAC welcomes Vicki Hollanders and Jim Haddan as the newest additions to the PTAC family.

Vicki will be serving as Program Manager, assisting with the day-to-day operational implementation of the program. She has an extensive background in business development and capture management, with more than twenty-five years as a small business advisor.

Jim Haddan will be serving as the new southwest regional procurement specialist in Evansville. Jim has served in numerous economic development and procurement roles for more than three decades. His level of experience and knowledge will be a welcomed asset to the PTAC team and Southwest Indiana. Please join us in welcoming Vicki and Jim!


UPCOMING EVENTS

10/15: Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) Mega Conference

IPFW – Walb Student Union, 2101
East Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN
8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

10/21: Women in Defense - Where to Locate Bid Opportunities for MBE and WBE’s

2088 South Liberty Dr., Ste. #114,
Bloomington, IN
1:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm
POC: Deanna Dennison
(ddennison@milspecworks.com or 317-412-0623)

10/21: Introduction to Government Contracting
Chase Tower, Monument Circle,
Room 1950, Burkhart Conference Room (19th Floor, Indianapolis, IN)
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
10/21: Introduction to Government Contracting
4312 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN
46815-4507
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
11/5: How to Do Business with Grissom and Other Federal Agencies

Milestone Event Center, Grissom Aeroplex
1458 Liberator Road, Peru, IN
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


INDIANA PTAC WEBSITE

Indiana PTAC recently launched a new website aimed at providing our clients with the most up-to-date information on available resources, as well as upcoming events and workshops. Please visit www.IndianaPTAC.com for more information. While you’re there, please provide feedback on the new site. We would love to hear from you!


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Indiana PTAC Announces Year-End Numbers, New Contract Awards

In June 2014, the State of Indiana, under management of the Lt. Governor’s Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (OSBE), executed a re-deployment of a small business support program known as the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IN PTAC). Indiana PTAC’s mission is to provide government contract procurement counseling to Hoosier small businesses at no cost.

Over the last twelve months, our team has worked with approximately 850 small business owners and conducted 2,079 counseling sessions totaling 2,425 hours. Additionally, we have conducted and participated in 68 outreach and training events including the 2015 Buy Indiana Expo, PTAC Industry Day and the National SBIR/STTR Road Tour. These efforts helped produce $82,549,036 in contract awards to our clients.

Indiana PTAC credits our talented staff and partners for playing a big role in our success over the past year. As we look ahead to the coming year, we look forward to the challenges that come with it. Providing procurement technical assistance to Hoosier small businesses is something we are passionate about. As more and more Indiana companies look for ways to expand and diversify, the demand for our services continues to grow. We welcome these challenges and anticipate another productive year.

- Shane Springer, Indiana PTAC State Director


Indiana PTAC Unveils New Website

Indiana PTAC recently launched a new website aimed at providing our clients with the most up-to-date information on available resources, upcoming events and workshops. Please visit www.IndianaPTAC.com for more information. While you’re there, please provide feedback on the new site. We would love to hear from you!


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The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a part of the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a state agency existing under the management of the Lieutenant Governor's office.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Introduction to GSA Schedules

In this webinar we will explore reading a federal government solicitation and tips for developing a responsive proposal. We will discuss the details of a solicitation so that you have an understanding of what is being asked of you in each section. Lastly, we will address the steps for effective proposal writing and provide tips to make your proposal both stand out and be effective.

August 13 - Online - Register


How to Do Business with Crane NSWC

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Indiana PTAC and the resources available to help your company succeed in local, state, and federal contracting. During this event we will cover the basics of government contracting, including the seven basic steps of government contracting, basics of contracting with the state of Indiana, tips for marketing to the state and federal government, locating bids and making contacts, tips for writing an effective government proposal, and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to a PTAC counselor.

August 18 - Ivy Tech Center for Entrepreneurship, Bloomington - Register


How to Do Business with Crane NSWC

In this workshop, we will explore the basics of how to conduct business at NSWC Crane. You will learn what Crane buys, how they buy it, and when they buy it. We will discuss how to market your business to Crane, certifications that can help you gain an advantage, and who you should be reaching out to. We'll cover Seaport-e and how it is used, NECO, Multiple Award Contracts, and subcontracting with local primes. Lastly, we'll discuss WAWF and how you get paid by Crane. If you are interested in doing business at Crane, you don't want to miss this!
 
August 19 - Northeast ISBDC, Fort Wayne - Register


Women in Defense - Ann Rogers Clark Chapter Meeting

Please plan to attend the August Women in Defense Meeting where SBIR/STTR Program Specialist, Dr. Lisa Hoverman will present an Introduction to the Federal SBIR/STTR Program and the State of IN SBIR/STTR Program's Support Services.

Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to this meeting.
 
August 19 - Bollington Economic Development Center, Bloomington - Register


Marketing to the Federal Government

This free seminar will explore marketing strategies for government contracting. Topics Include: Federal Business Opportunities - What the Government Buys, System for Award Management (SAM), Classification of Products and Services, Small Business Certifications, How the Government Awards Contracts, Indiana PTAC's Free BidMatch Services, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and General Services Administration (GSA).
 
August 26 - Chase Tower, Indianapolis - Register


Responding to Government Solicitations

In this seminar we will explore reading a federal government solicitation and tips for developing a responsive proposal. We will discuss the details of a solicitation so that you have an understanding of what is being asked of you in each section. We will also review the steps for effective proposal writing and provide tips to make your proposal both stand out and be effective.
 
August 27 - Online - Register

The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a part of the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a state agency existing under the management of the Lieutenant Governor's office.


Indiana PTAC to host National SBIR Road Tour

The Indiana PTAC will be hosting the SBIR/STTR National Road Tour on July 13th at the Crown Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. The SBIR Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Small businesses will have the opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure. Register Here


Techshot wins Tibbetts Awards!

Techshot, a Greenville, IN small business is a three-time Tibbetts Awardee! Techshot has 55 SBIR/STTR Phase I awards and 32 SBIR/STTR Phase II awards. Techshot will receive this prestigious award at the White House during the week of June 15, 2015. Techshot VP of Corporate Advancement Rich Boling stated that the company is proud of the award, as they have created an innovation engine in Indiana utilizing SBIR funding. Read more


Applications currently being accepted for Evansville PTAC position

The Indiana PTAC is currently accepting applications to fill the Southwest PTAC Procurement Counselor position in Evansville, IN. The Procurement Counselor's primary duties will be to assist small businesses in navigating the government contract procurement process. For more information on how to apply, please visit: www.Careers.IN.gov  Job Posting ID: 597189


UPCOMING EVENTS


Technology Transfer 201: Collaborating with the U.S. Dept. of Defense on Technology Commercialization

We are inviting Indiana small businesses in technology fields to come and learn about tech transfer opportunities from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Specifically, attendees will learn how to identify and get access to DoD innovation and related assets through licensing and collaborative arrangements. Technologies available for licensing involve virtually all technology fields, including medicine, software, electronics, communications, advanced materials, and energy-related technologies. 

July 21 - Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown - Register


Introduction to Government Contracting & Marketing

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Indiana PTAC and the resources available to help your company succeed in local, state, and federal contracting. During this event we will cover the basics of government contracting, including the seven basic steps of government contracting, basics of contracting with the state of Indiana, tips for marketing to the state and federal government, locating bids and making contacts, tips for writing an effective government proposal, and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to a PTAC counselor.

July 16 - Online - Register
July 22 - Chase Tower, Indianapolis - Register
July 23 - Northeast ISBDC - Register


Ivy Tech Community College Entrepreneurs and SBIR

July 27 - Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis - Register


How to Do Business with Crane NSWC

Learn the basics of how to conduct business at NSWC Crane. You will learn what Crane buys, how they buy it, and when they buy it. We will discuss how to market your business to Crane, certifications that can help you gain an advantage, and who you should be reaching out to. We'll cover Seaport-e and how it is used, NECO, Multiple Award Contracts, and subcontracting with local primes. Lastly, we'll discuss WAWF and how you get paid by Crane. If you are interested in doing business at Crane, you don't want to miss this!

July 29 - WestGate Academy, Odon - Register


How to Get Certified with the City and State - BOI Workshop

Employees from the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana will be on hand to speak on the process of being certified as a Minority, Veteran and/or Woman owned business. This certification adds one more tool in your sales toolkit when it comes to marketing your business. Certification through the City and State are FREE

July 30 - John H. Boner Community Center, Indianapolis - Register


Marketing to the Federal Government

This free webinar will explore the marketing strategies for government contracting including classifications of products and services, small business certifications, how the government awards contracts, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and General Services Administration (GSA) information, and much more.

July 30 - Online - Register