First Quarter 2017 Newsletter - Vol. 15
The Small Business Programs
Office (SBPO) is now issuing the newsletters on a quarterly
basis. We welcome any inputs to help serve our audience
better. Below is our publishing schedule for 2017:
January - March 2017- publish
date April 14, 2017
April - June 2017 - publish
date July 14, 2017
July - September 2017 -
publish date October 13, 2017
October - December 2017 -
publish date January 15, 2018
WOSB INDUSTRY DAY WAS
A SUCCESS..... Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day –
March 7, 2017 NASA/JPL, City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber
of Commerce hosted Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day
on March 7, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The
event highlighted the WOSBs, however attendance included other
small businesses, large businesses and government entities.
The event included a panel discussion of the successful WOSBs
that were part of the by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business
Program. There was also a panel discussion with large
businesses and the City of Pasadena discussing their upcoming
procurement opportunities. Another successful part of the
overall program was the matchmaking session where large
businesses, NASA and local government met one on one with small
businesses to discuss procurement opportunities and how they may
align with the small business capabilities. There were about 100
exhibitors and over 500 attendees from 26 different states
throughout the country. Below are some pictures from the
2017 SMALL BUSINESS SUPPLIER FAIR EXHIBITORS
May 2, 2017 - JPL Mall
3D Printer Technology
8th Light, Inc.
Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test (AMPT CO)
Agile Communication Systems/Agile Milcoms
Airbolt Industries Inc.
AM Machining dba APV Manufacturing &
ATS Inc. / American Technical Services, Inc.
Axiom Electronics, LLC
B&A Engineering Systems, Inc.
Bastion Technologies, Inc.
Business Integra Technology Solutions
Cablenet Wiring Products,
Carolina Microwave Associates, Inc.
Coastal Component Industries, Inc.
Dynamic Systems, Inc
E&S Precision Machine, Inc.
Environment Associates, Inc.
Government Scientific Source, Inc
Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp.
ICO RALLY/ Insulation Sources
Inside Track Cabling Inc.
Integrated Microwave Corporation
Jove Sciences, Inc.
Lambda Research Optics
McFarland Technology, Inc.
MetalMart International, Inc.
Milco Wire EDM,
Inc./dba Milco Waterjet
Mindrum Precision Inc.
Minus K Technology, Inc
MMAQ Design LLC
Nor-Cal Products, Inc.
Pacon Mfg., Inc.
Quality Systems Intergrated Corporation
Quality Thermistor, Inc
R & B Machine
Rayotek Scientific, Inc.
Reliant Aerospace Structures Inc.
Rubix Strategies LLC
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)
Space Vector Corporation
Thermal Space, Ltd.
Unified Business Technologies, Inc.
V Technical Textiles
Wire Cut Company, Inc
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FY2016 SMALL BUSINESS
INDUSTRY AWARD RECIPIENTS
JPL STAR AWARD WINNERS
Design Technologies, Inc.
BUSINESS PRIME CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
THOMAS H. MAY LEGACY of EXCELLENCE AWARD
The FY2016 Small Business Industry Awards ceremony
will open the Small Business Supplier Fair at 09:00 a.m. on
Tuesday May 2, 2017.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) established a
Mentor-Protégé Program to expand the diversity of the
Laboratory’s supplier base and to maintain the Laboratory’s
commitment to enhance and increase small business utilization.
The program is designed to provide participants with access to
tools, resources and training in business development,
infrastructure, technical expertise and procurement performance.
The program seeks to achieve
- Expand the diversity of the supplier base
- Enhance the technical capability of small
businesses to successfully bid and manage subcontracts with
the Laboratory and compete in the federal and prime
- Increase dollars awarded to small business
through establishing Mentor-Protégé subcontracts on a
non-competitive basis; and
- Increase dollars awarded to small
businesses and meet and exceed socioeconomic goals through
the successful training of potential suppliers and through
awarding subcontracts to small businesses.
One of the main target areas the SBPO at JPL
Mentor Protégé program to is the Engineering and Science
Directorate as a means of gaining funding or sponsorship of a
subcontract. In addition, the SBPO works to highlight
the effectiveness of the Mentor-Protégé Program for establishing
partnerships with future suppliers; providing exposure to
technological innovations of small businesses, and demonstrating
their overall impact on JPL programs and missions.
The SBPO also partners with:
- SBIR/STTR Program to include Phase II
companies in the program. Participation of Phase II
companies will assist JPL’s quest to enhance research and
development while mentoring new or emerging small
- JPL Education Office to include Historically
Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions
(HBCU/MI) to strategize methods to fund an HBCU/MI
For additional details on the
JPL Mentor Protégé Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the newly formed Q&A with SBPO
section of our newsletter! Here we will answer questions each
month that are submitted to our mailbox at email@example.com. Be sure and submit your questions with "Newsletter Q&A
with SBPO" in the subject line to be included in our next
Question: Once a supplier application
submitted for the first time, is this something we need to renew
Answer: Currently we request the businesses or
universities update when things change. We are working to
update our system that will send you notifications annually.
SBPO Small Business
Spotlight of the Month:
Mr. Alireza Bakhshi
Received his MSEE (1986) and BSEE (1984) from
Oklahoma State University (OSU). After graduating from OSU,
he moved to southern California. He always dreamed
of working on space projects and JPL was the first place that he
applied for work. But time was not right and he started his
career in Avionics and Airport systems working as a design
engineer for a small company located in Whittier. Experience
gained working for a small business turned out to
be priceless since exposed him to many different engineering
disciplines. He was involved with the design and
implementation of several successful FAA airport lighting and
control systems which are still being used in airports.
He then moved to work for Teledyne Control
located in Los Angeles as a Field engineer first and later on
as Electronic design engineer and was involved with Airplane data acquisition and
control systems. His field engineering experience helped him
to understand customer needs and relationships. After
ten years and couple of unsuccessful attempts he finally was
able to get a contracting work with JPL. He founded and
incorporated BAENG in August of 2000. He is the Principal in
BAENG and involves both technically and in a day-to-day
operation of the company.
B&A Engineering Systems, Inc. (BAENG) is a vibrant, growing California based
corporation with its primary focus, and core business,
centered around developing Space Flight, Avionics Systems and
Instrumentation. BAENG's highly-qualified and capable
staff work directly with clients to develop systems from initial
concept and specification to final testing, EGSE
development, system verification, environmental and quality
testing, and final implementation. BAENG has successfully
completed a myriad of flight electronic engineering projects
including but not limited to Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS),
Juno, Jason, MER, MSL, NISAR and SWOT. Many of the
assignments we undertake involve the resolution of major problems
in Space flight, System instrument development and EGSE. BAENG is
an ISO-9001-2015 certified, Silver
National Instrument partner, Value Added Reseller
(VAR) and Xilinx alliance partner.
B & A Engineering Inc.
3554 Business Park Drive Ste. A-1, Costa Mesa, CA
Website:www.baengineering.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (949)335-9707 Fax:
DATA SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONS
- Current subcontract
ends September 2018
- RFI to be issued
- RFP to be issued
- Award April 2018
Execution May 2018
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
The JPL Facilities and Maintenance & Operations
(M&O) Support Services schedule is as follows:
• Issue Draft RFP: May 2017
• Pre-proposal Conference/Site Survey: June 2017
• Issue Formal RFP: August 2017
• Proposals Due: October 2017
• Fact Finding and Orals: December 2017
• Source Selection: April 2018
• Subcontract Award: May 2018
• Transition Period: June 2018
• New Subcontract Operational: September 2018
The Janitorial Services will be a Small Business Set
Aside and this procurement schedule will be available shortly.
- 2nd; Small Business
Supplier Fair and Celebration of National Small Business
Week- JPL, Pasadena, CA
- 9th; Service
Disabled Veteran Owners Small Business (SDVOSB), Marshall
Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
- 15th-17th; National
SBIR Conference, Washington, DC
- 23rd-25th; Space
Tech Expo - Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
- 12th-15th – MSFC
Large Business Council Planning Session – Monterey, CA
- 23rd-25th – BET
Experience – Los Angeles, CA
- 25th-27th – SBIR
Workshop – AMES Research Center – Mountain View, CA
- 2nd-3rd; HBCU/MI
Outreach Initiative - JPL, Pasadena, CA
- 8th; Historically
Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone),
Armstrong Flight Research Center, Palmdale, CA
- 22nd-24th; HBCU
Technology Infusion Road Tour - Jackson State University -
JPL Small Business Council
JPL Large Business