NAS Patuxent River - Small Business Contracting Information

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Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River: 
Small business contracting information and assistance with doing business with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and other NAS Patuxent River units. Information about the types of products, equipment, materials, and services procured to support this naval installation. Helpful points of contact and insight for successfully doing business with the U.S. Navy at NAS Patuxent River


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NAS Patuxent River is home to Headquarters, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and to the Headquarters for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). In addition to these two organizations, there are 50 other tenant units and organizations at NAS Patuxent River. Today NAS Patuxent River has over 20,000 military and civilian personnel.

NAVAIR provides complete life-cycle support for naval aircraft, and aviation related weapons and systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. NAVAIR also provides specialized support services such as: aviation related systems research, design, and development, systems engineering, acquisition management, systems test and evaluation, development of training facilities and related systems, aircraft repair and modification, and the full spectrum of systems logistics support.

NAS Patuxent River - Map Maryland

NAS Patuxent River is located
in St. Mary's County, Maryland
(about 65 miles southeast of
Washington D.C. )  

NAWCAD conducts research, development, engineering, test and evaluation of naval (Navy and Marine Corps) air vehicle systems and associated flight-related trainers. NAWCAD also manages the Navy's test facilities and ranges, research laboratories, and aircraft systems used to develop, test, and field aircraft. NAWCAD procures aircraft, avionics, air-launched weapons, electronic warfare systems, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, launch and arresting gear, training equipment and facilities, and aviation support equipment for the Navy and the Marine Corps.

Three Important Contracting Related Focus Areas for NAVAIR and NAWCAD:

  • Increasing the speed of delivery of services to the Navy and Marine Corps through improved record planning, better execution, and faster response to urgent mission needs
  • Delivering "fully integrated and interoperable capabilities that produce an "immediate and sustainable increase in warfighting effectiveness"
  • Improving the affordability of systems by reducing their operating and sustainment costs

Major Organizations and Tenants at NAS Patuxent River 

  • Headquarters - Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)  
  • Headquarters - Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) 
  • Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWA) 
    • U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
    • Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 
    • Rotary Wing Test Squadron 21 
    • Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Directorate
  • Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC)
  • Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) 
  • Scientific Development Squadron 1 (VXS-1)
  • Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 4 (VQ-4)
  • Marine Corps Aviation Detachment
  • Navy Munitions Command - East Division Detachment at Patuxent River 
  • Defense Logistics Agency Document Services 
  • Fifth Coast Guard District  
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington 
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service Regional Office 
  • Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River 
  • Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Norfolk, Detachment at Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River - official website:

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) website:

NAS Patuxent River - base operator  301-342-3000

NAS Patuxent River - telephone directory:

Small Business Opportunities at NAS Patuxent River 
There is a wealth of new business opportunities for both large prime defense contractors and for small businesses at NAS Patuxent. These business opportunities include providing both commercially available products and services directly to organizations at NAS Patuxent River via government contract or through Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) to include "micro-purchases" for items priced under $3,000 ($2,000 for construction). There are also a wide array of opportunities for small businesses to serve as subcontractors and suppliers to prime defense contractors working at NAS Patuxent River.  

Additional Resources for Small Businesses: 

Contracting Offices supporting NAS Patuxent River 
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Contracting Office
Building 2272
47123 Buse Road  - Unit IPT
NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 20670
Phone:  301-757-9785  /  301-757-6544 
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
21983 Bundy Road Unit 7
NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 20670
Phone:  301-757-5263  /  301-995-1626  /  301-757-6531  /  301-757-2532 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington - PWD Pax River
N40080 NAVFAC Washington
NAS Patuxent River / FEAD
22445 Peary Road -  Bldg 504
NAS Patuxent River, Maryland  20670
Phone: 301-757-4810  /  301-757-4486


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