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 1,000 Employees
Enterprise Operations 541611 $15M


Pro-Tech Draft Request for Proposals (RFP)

The NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) released the Pro-Tech Draft RFP on 31 December 2015 and are seeking industry feedback on the draft RFP by 1 February 2016.  The Federal Business Opportunities link to the draft RFP is provided below.

While the draft RFP includes information for all five domains, the Government will not solicit and award contracts for all five domains at the same time in one RFP.  Final RFPs for Domains will be released on a staggered time line, either individually or in combination of two or more.  The Government anticipates a final RFP for the Satellites Domain as the first to be released.

Provided below is the government response to the questions submitted by industry on February 1, 2016 on the ProTech Draft RFP. This document will also be posted to the FBO site for the draft RFP at the link above. 

ProTech Draft RFP Industry Questions

Pro-Tech Satellite Domain Industry Day

NOAA’s AGO hosted an Industry Day on Thursday, March 3, 2016 for interested industry members in the ProTech Satellite Domain requirements and in preparation for the anticipated release of the final RFP in the 3QFY16.

Presentations from the event have been posted on the FBO draft RFP site at:

Participation at this event was not required for eligibility to make an offer should these requirements result in a solicitation.

The list of attendees is provided at the link below.  We hope the event was beneficial to all who participated, either in-person or on the webinar.

List of Attendees

Pro-Tech Industry Day (August 12, 2015)

NOAA’s Acquisition and Grants Office hosted 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.  

Pro-Tech Industry Day Presentation

Pro-Tech Industry Day Question & Answer

Pro-Tech Industry Day Attendee List



Pro-Tech Point of Contact:

Marcelle Loveday
Phone: 301-628-1364