The Federal Aviation Administration's program for small businesses to do business includes a special program called eFAST. This program has become the preferred acquisition vehicle for Small Business within the agency. Originally there were 246 participants in this program with 120 contracts awarded since December of 2009. This amounted to over $522 million in contract values with over $155 million awarded to 8(a) companies and over $89 million to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. There is no disagreement that the vehicle is a good one for awarding business to small businesses. The problem has been how to obtain an eFAST Master Ordering Agreement (MOA). The agency has just opened a new solicitation for companies to apply for an MOA. The final announcement was issued January 17 and the "Open Season" for submission of proposals is January 17th to February 18th. Registration for proposal submissions is open January 5th thru February 10th. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT if you have any desire to participate in this program. eFAST covers 8 functional areas, mostly related to services provided for the FAA like Research & Development, Business Management Support, Engineering services, IT services, Maintenance & Support among others. Don't miss this excellent contracting opportunity if you support or want to support FAA activities.
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