Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) is pleased to announce that the Acquisition Plan for “Pro-Tech” received approval by both the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). This marks a significant milestone achievement for the Pro-Tech program and AGO is excited to move to the next phase of the procurement process.   

Pro-Tech is intended to fulfill NOAA’s requirements for professional and technical services in support of its varied and complex mission through the award of a portfolio of enterprise-wide contracts that will enable the fulfillment of NOAA’s services requirements in a timely fashion and leverage purchasing power. Acquisition Strategy: Full and Open Competition with reserves for small business in accordance with section 1331 of the U.S. Jobs Act.

AGO will be organizing the mission requirements into five domains based on the organizational structure of the bureau in which multiple Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts will be awarded. The following are the five Pro-Tech “Domains” that best represent NOAA’s specialized needs for professional and technical services.

Each domain has been assigned a NAICS code for determining status as a small business. The domains and applicable NAICS codes and related small business size standards are set forth below:

Pro-Tech NAICS Code Determination
Domain NAICS Code Size Standard
Fisheries 541990 $15M
Oceans 541620 $15M
Weather 541330 $15M
Satellites 541712 500 Employees
Enterprise Operations 541611 $15M


Milestones Planning for NOAA Professional and Technical Services

Pro-Tech Industry Day (August 12, 2015)

NOAA’s Acquisition and Grants Office will host an initial Pro-Tech Industry Day on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 1 – 3 pm ET at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Auditorium and Conference Center, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, Maryland 20740.  

Please refer to the FedBizOpps link to register for this Industry Day event:​NOAA/AGAMD/​SPECIALNOTICE_DOC_INDUSTRYDAY/listing.html


  • Exit the College Park Metro Station toward River Road.
  • Cross River Road at the bricked pedestrian walk and turn right.
  • Follow River Road until you come to a paved path on the left.
  • Take the path to the NCWCP building.
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