Digital transformation solutions provider VTG has secured a full and open, single-award, prime contract to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Under the $27m five-year contract, VTG will provide the necessary support to enable the command to manage and accomplish Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programmes.

The support offered by the company will also assist in accelerating the fielding of SBIR and STTR technologies, products, as well as services with the fleet.

VTG president and CEO John Hassoun said: “We are honoured to support NAVSEA in harnessing the creativity, agility and entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses to deliver the highest-priority technology needs of the navy.

“We look forward to leveraging our expertise across the defence and intelligence sectors to increase small business participation in federally funded research and development, foster collaboration between small firms and non-profit research institutions, and stimulate the exciting technological innovations that will transform our nation’s sea power and benefit our national economy.”

The contract also includes provision of programme and project support services, such as ‘defining focus areas’, ‘identifying small business proposals and contractors’.

VTG’s expertise and knowledge will benefit the programme manager to create strategies and plans, policies and procedures to enhance the SBIR/STTR programmes’ quality and efficiency.

Work under the contract will be carried out at the Washington Navy Yard.

In March, VTG started work on a three-year contract to support US Navy’s Digital Integration Support Cell (DISC) programme.