I hope this newsletter finds you well and that you and your loved ones are safe amid the pandemic. March was an unprecedented month, not just for the National Armaments Consortium, but for our entire industrial base. I have had numerous conversations with many members, and I am so impressed on how well everyone is continuing to perform given the precautions and restrictions we all face.
Both AMTC and DOTC Program Teams continue to work diligently to make new awards, process modifications, and work on EWP evaluations for our members. In March, DOTC made 9 new awards and AMTC made 7 new awards.
The NAC Leadership Team has been working closely with DOTC and CCNJ to develop a new process aimed at streamlining awards for both DOD customers and our members. Our target date for the new process to be finalized is 1 June. The new process will not affect any of your existing EWPs that are in the basket or in the evaluation pipeline. The DOTC team is also working the backlog of EWPs that are in the selection-to-award stage.
The NAC community has really leapt into action and made major contributions as part of the COVID-19 response. One of our NAC large businesses had five of their locations use their engineering expertise and 3D printers to urgently produce over 150 thermoplastic ventilator adaptors to convert BiPAP machines in into a closed system that can be used to treat COVID-19 patients who are having respiratory problems. The adaptors are currently in evaluation testing.
Other NAC member highlights are included in this newsletter below. Please let us know of your success stories related to helping our nation navigate this pandemic! Stay safe and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.