News and events are not necessarily posted by date… they are entered as we receive them. Thank you for your patience in reading through our site.


NCMA-RI Small Business Round Table

The next Rhode Island Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) Small Business Roundtable (SBRT) event will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Location: NUWCDIVNPT Bldg 80, 1176 Howell Street, Newport, RI
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 0900 to 1100, registration starts at 0830
Speaker: Dr. Theresa Baus of the NUWC Newport Technology Partnership Enterprise Office

Cost: A fee of $5 will be charged at the door to pay for light refreshments

This is the last SBRT Breakfast Series event until autumn 2013.

******Personnel without a current CAC Card or NAVSEA badge will need to provide ID in the form of a state-issued driver’s license.******

******Parking is at a premium. Please try to carpool if possible.******

RSVP by COB, Monday, June 10th to Tracy Hamilton at

April ‘Chapter Leader’ Webinar (from National)

Time   Change for April Chapter Leader Webinar—Join us at 2:30 (Eastern) on   Wednesday April 17

The next monthly chapter leader webinar is scheduled for Wednesday,   April 17, at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern). We recommend that you log in to   WebEx first and then dial in. To start or join the online meeting  click   here (access code: 645 006 215; password: “chapter”). Additional detailed   log in information can be found here.

Learn   About “Webinars on Demand”—Friday, April 19, 2 p.m. (Eastern)

In our next “Fast   Friday” webinar, spend 15 minutes learning about NCMA’s “Webinars On   Demand” and how you can use them as a chapter programming and education tool.   On Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. (Eastern), NCMA Chapter Relations Specialist   Mike Wright will be your host and our special guest will be NCMA Education   Program Manager Katie Minan. They will discuss how your chapter can utilize   this component of your chapter programming portfolio. Follow this   link to join the meeting (access code: 645 137 175; password:   “ncma”).

Have   You Taken the 2013 NCMA Salary Survey?

Each year, NCMA conducts a “Contract Management Salary Survey” to report   on compensation, education, benefits, and work settings for members of our   profession. Make sure to encourage your chapter members to participate to   ensure that the data in this report provides a high-quality, accurate   representation of the profession. Your responses are confidential. Personal   and company names will not be revealed. This   survey will be open until April 12, 2013.
Are   YOU Attending World Congress 2013?

NCMA’s World Congress is hailed as a must-attend event because it is the most comprehensive training event available for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. With over 20 educational tracks, content is offered for professionals at each and every stage of their careers—and with over 1,500 attendees, there are vast networking opportunities! World Congress was recently selected as one of the “Top   25 Government Conferences of 2013” by GovLoop’s founder and president,   Steve Ressler. Participants will earn 20 Continuing Professional Education   (CPE) hours by attending this four-day event.

 Join   Other Chapter Leaders this Summer!

NCMA’s new and improved chapter leader training series launches this   summer! With this new format, chapter leader training will now occur three   times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA’s   chapter leaders. This event is designed to introduce NCMA’s chapter   volunteers (experienced, new, and potential) to running their chapters as part   of a large, national organization. All chapter leaders are encouraged to   attend this training event, conveniently paired with World Congress 2013.   Participants will earn 8.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by   attending this two-day event!


NCMA RI – Call for Nominations 2013-2014 Program Year

All professional organizations need good volunteer leadership to bring maximum benefit to its members. In this regard, we are seeking nominations for new volunteer Chapter Officers to fill positions on our Executive Board for our next program year, July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

The open positions are presented attached and include anticipated responsibilities for each position

You can nominate yourself, or some else with a brief (one paragraph) background and willingness to serve statement.

Becoming a member of the NCMA Executive Board provides opportunity for enhancing professional standing and career development through leadership, networking, and recognition in the community and throughout Rhode Island. It’s a great opportunity to be involved with a premier association that contributes to growth in business and government relations, and personal career development for those in the contracts management and related professions.

Nominations are needed by April 26, 2013, to allow time for voting and installation of the new officers well before the new program year begins. Please send nominations to the Election Committee of the NCMA RI Executive Board, Attn.: Richard Ferro at or PO Box 3036, Newport RI 02840, Fax 401 619-2519.

Questions? Please contact Richard at 401 575-6456 or

SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (partners NAVSUP, NAVAIR, SPAWAR and NAVFAC) along with other Navy activities, is conducting a rolling admission per the terms and conditions of the SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contracts. 

The purpose of this rolling admission is to expand the contractor base by awarding additional Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts.  Existing Seaport-e prime contractors will also have the opportunity to expand their presence in other geographical zones to allow them to compete for Task Order awards in those zones and to voluntarily re-certify their size status.  The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 and the revenue size standard for Small Business is $35.5 Million. 

 The solicitation number is N00178-13-R-4000.  Please find the issued synopsis attached.

 For more information, please visit or at


NCMA RI Chapter April Events

Please join us for our next Small Business Roundtable Event scheduled for April 10, 2013. The topic “Marketing Basics and SeaPort-e Portal Navigation” will be presented by Stephen Stewart, NUWCDIVNPT Small Business Advocate.

 Date: April 10, 2013 (morning)

 Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80 – bring ID!

 Time: Registration 0830, Session begins promptly at 0900

Presentation Powerpoint:
OSBP Marketing Basics and SeaPort-e Portal Navigation to Build a Pipeline


 Please join us for NCMA Rhode Island’s next Contractor’s Social being held April 10, 2013. (late afternoon)

 Date: April 10, 2013

 Location: North End Steak House, (Mainstay) 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI

 Time: 1630

 We look forward to seeing you at this informal networking event.