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Department of Defense (DoD) Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) Personnel Security Support Services

Other Defense Agencies, Washington Headquarters Services | Published November 30, 2016
The Department of Defense (DoD) Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF) intends to obtain a non-personal services contract to provide Personnel Security Support Services. The specific tasks of this requirement will consist of Case Processing, Call Center and Program Management support. The requirement services include review and processing personnel security documentation. The contractor shall be responsible for ensuring the documentation necessary to facilitate the adjudications of personnel security eligibility and trustworthy determinations are processed in a timely manner. The Case Processing tasks shall assist the Government with analyzing case documentation for authenticity, pertinence, completeness, and accuracy. The Call Center tasks shall assist in operating a responsive, courteous, and professional Call Center. The contractor shall address inquiries from the customer base regarding case status, program information, and policies and procedures. Furthermore, the Call Center shall provide assistance, guidance to customer base, exercising sound judgment and discretion to determine appropriate responses to inquiries. Program Management tasks shall include administrative duties and provide support to the Government while performing liaison functions between contract employees and the DoD CAF.

16OD6767 | The realization of the benefit of the civilian preventive medicine benefits from the Department of Defense of rights of way in the Hauts de France under the DRSSA d

Ministère de la Défense | Published September 23, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016
The realization of the benefit of the civilian preventive medicine benefits from the Department of Defense of rights of way in the Hauts de France under the DRSSA of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Vehicle Leasing Services - Okinawa

Other Defense Agencies, Department of Defense Education Activity | Published December 2, 2016
This is a preliminary notice only and no quotes will be accepted at this time. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific anticipates issuing a firm-fixed price contract (One Year Base Contract Plus Four Option Years) for Vehicle Leasing and Maintenance Services for DoDEA schools and offices located in Okinawa, Japan. The detailed descriptions will be included in Request for Quote (RFQ) Number HE1260-17-T-0005. The anticipated required start date for the contract will be 1 February 2017. The RFQ will be posted in the Federal Business Opportunities website on or about 6 December 2016.

Microsystems Technology Office Commercial Performer Program Announcement

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline October 4, 2017
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) is seeking to support innovative ideas relevant both to the commercial sector and to Department of Defense (DoD) applications. This solicitation specifically invites commercial entities with non-incremental ideas to apply. Any non-government entity that has had less than $50M in contracts with the DoD in the last year is eligible for funding under this announcement. All other entities may offer ideas via MTO's Office-wide solicitation (HR0011-16-S-0001), which can be found at http://www.darpa.mil/work-withus/opportunities.  See the full DARPA-PA-17-01 document attached.

Y--MILITARY WORKING DOG (MWD) KENNEL COMPLEX ABOARD AVIANO AIR BASE AVIANO ITALY

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published November 3, 2016
**Due to a clerical error, this synopsis replaces solicitation number N33191-16-C-1049. The correct solicitation number is N33191-16-R-1049. No other changes have been made.**
This synopsis does NOT constitute a request for proposal, request for quote, or invitation for bid. The intent of this synopsis is to publicize the proposed procurement for informational purposes pending formal solicitation. The contractor shall provide all labor, management, supervision, tools, materials, and equipment necessary to construct a military working dog (MWD) kennel complex aboard Aviano Air Base located in Aviano, Italy. The contractor shall utilize conventional design and construction methods and strictly adhere to all applicable Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force, and base design standards.
The contractor shall utilize local materials where cost effective. The MWD complex will be a building of approximately 380 SM (4,090 SF). This contract will be awarded and administered in US Dollars. The contract period of performance is 550 calendar days from award.

A -- C4ISR, Information Operations and Information Technology System Research

Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command | Published May 12, 2016  -  Deadline May 12, 2017
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific) is soliciting white papers and proposals in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d) (2), FAR 35.016 and Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARS) 22.315(a) which provides for competitive selection of basic research, applied research and advanced research (hereinafter referred to as research). Submissions in response to this announcement shall be for areas relating to the advancement of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities, enabling technologies for Information Operations and Cyber Operations, and Information Technology systems.  Accordingly, proposals selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and fully compliant with PL 98-369, "The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984."  This BAA is for procurement contracts (hereinafter referred to as contracts), grants or cooperative agreements.  Assistance vehicles and other transactions are not authorized under this announcement.  Proposed research should investigate unique and innovative approaches for defining and developing next generation integratable C4ISR capabilities and command suites.

Employee Participation Training - Ministry of Defense, Command Service centers (CDC)

Ministerie van Defensie, Commando Dienstencentra (CDC) | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
Taking care of employee participation programs serving the Department of Defense

Contract Maintenance Renewal (Sole Source to National Instruments)

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline December 2, 2016
Solicitation N00421-17-T-0055 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12 and 13. This is a maintenance contract renewal for N00421-16-P-0439. National Instruments is the software publisher and the only known company that can furnish the renewal. This is a brand name 100 % match only! Substitute or similar product will not be accepted. One (1) year renewal. POP: To be determined.
***Basis for Award***
This notice is intent to Sole Source with National Instruments Corporation.
ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Vendor must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received
Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)

Packing and Crating Local moves

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 13, 2016
General Information: The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) - Fort Campbell, Kentucky issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Logistics Readiness Center (LRC), Fort Campbell to provide preparation of personal property of military members and civilian employees for movement and/or related services. This covers in-bound moves, out-bound moves, local within the area moves, and retirements to Fort Campbell areas moves. The contractor will furnish all personnel, equipment, facilities, supplies, services, and materials, except as specified herein as government-furnished, for the preparation of the personal property of Department of Defense (DOD) personnel for shipment and/or storage and related services through the LRC at Fort Campbell, KY.
This is a total small business set-aside and this requirement will be restricted to small business firms. This action will be conducted as a Service acquisition in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 15, Contracting by Negotiation and Parts 37, Service Contracting. The Government intends to award one (1) Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity type contract with a 12-month base period, with  two (2) 12-month option periods. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 488991 Packing and crating, with a size standard of $27.5M.
Place of Performance: Packing and crating will be performed within Fort Campbell, KY areas moves.

Threat Warning and Integrated Survivability Technology (TWIST)

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published December 1, 2016  -  Deadline August 1, 2017
The objectives of this work is to develop and demonstrate prototype advanced integrated threat warning systems while also advancing electro-optic test and developmental risk reduction methodologies to supplement procurement agency milestone achievements. These objectives include testing methodologies and simulations for USAF and Department of Defense (DoD) procurement activities critically supported by the Sensors Directorate's world-class electro-optical (EO) threat warning core competencies. The work should develop and integrate test protocols and instrumentation augmenting agency developmental testing goals in the areas of laser sensor technology, missile warning, hostile fire, combat identification, and wide area surveillance sensors. Of high interest is research integrating EO threat warning system prototypes with a federated electronic warfare (EW) bus technology.
The TWIST program will develop and demonstrate threat warning integrated survivability technology to achieve mission assurance. The effort will develop technology plans for research and development to meet the requirements as identified in specific task areas. The program will develop and demonstrate these technologies. The program will support research and development in the following areas: (1) Missile Warning Technology, (2) Multi-Spectral Threat Simulation, (3) Modeling and Simulation, (4) Test Equipment Improvements, (5) Sensor Development, and (6) Risk Reduction Experiments and Characterization, each with specific objectives.
 

BAA Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) � Enabling Technologies

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published November 30, 2016  -  Deadline November 30, 2017
The objective of the Air Force Command Control Communications Intelligence & Network (C3I&N) Kill Chain Integration Branch is to acquire, develop, and integrate advanced intelligence, cyber, and classified solutions for the Air Force, Department of Defense, and National Agencies. The Branch champions the nation's most sensitive C3I&N and Battle Management (BM) capabilities, and develops acquisition transition paths to support warfighting requirements. 
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) invites vendors to submit innovative technical approach concept papers, for the potential of a contract award, addressing kill chain integration to ensure full spectrum awareness of emergent threats. The areas of interest include: ISR state-of-the-art advancement, Enhancing situational awareness, Mobile networking and communications equipment, Improvements to existing AF/DoD infrastructure, USAF cryptographic operations advancement, Geospatial analysis of social media, Exploitation of enemy threat systems, Increasing data utility and accessibility, Exploitation of the battlespace, and other IT related focus areas. Additional information and submittal directions may be found in the attached BAA document.  

CATM Remodel

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command | Published December 5, 2016
This is a Full and Open competition procurement. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 236220 and the Small Business Size Standard is $33.5M. Work consists of providing all labor, materials, transportation, tools, disposal, in order to achieve the propper airflow, the volume of air within the range needs to be confined and mechanically (HVAC) manipulated. The work may also include providing all labor, materials, transportation, tools, disposal, which primarily involves the construction of a covering system as well as an upgraded mechanical system to confine and move the air volume as appropriate. The project will also include raising the ceiling over the student firing line area to eliminate safety waivers, constructing an addition north of the range in order to move the ready line, addition of new entryways, and space for student equipment and supply storage to better accommodate laminar airflow through the firing line area. Lastly, installation of a target retrieval system. This will be a firm fixed price contract. This contract will consist of a period of 9 months. It is anticipated that the solicitation will be issued electronically on or about 20 Dec 2016 on the FedBizOpps posting system at https://www.fbo.gov/.
No paper copies of the solicitation will be available. Note: Although we are providing a link for the Interested Vendors List, the listing will not be used to notify vendors of any amendments to the solicitation. It is your responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps website for changes to the solicitation. All contractors must be registered in the Department of Defense (DoD) System For Award Management (SAM) database prior to any contract. Registration can be accomplished at the following internet site: https://www.sam.gov/.
 

DoD Uniform Formulary Blanket Purchase Agreement/Additional Discount Program RFQ

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Health Agency | Published November 3, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016
The Department of Defense (DoD) is required by law (10 U.S.C. § 1074g) to establish an effective, efficient, integrated pharmacy benefits program for the Military Health System (MHS) which includes the purchase of pharmaceutical agents. The law and implementing regulation (32 CFR Section 199.21) describe the process by which the DoD Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee will consider the relative clinical effectiveness and relative cost effectiveness of pharmaceutical agents in a therapeutic class in recommending the selection of agents for the DoD Uniform Formulary (UF) and, for cost sharing purposes, the classification of a pharmaceutical agent as generic, formulary, Basic Core Formulary (BCF), Extended Core Formulary (ECF), or non-formulary (NF). Prior to the scheduled P&T Committee meeting, a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for pharmaceutical agents within Drug Classes identified for placement on the UF is hereby issued to obtain quotes from industry. The Defense Health Agency may award Uniform Formulary Blanket Purchase Agreements (UF BPA) and the Uniform Formulary Additional Discount Program Agreements (UF ADP) based on the UF decision. This process is described in the attached RFQ.
(Required) The next quarterly P&T Committee Meeting Date is February 2017. Go to http://www.health.mil/About-MHS/Other-MHS-Organizations/DoD-PT-Committee webpage and go to the appropriate DoD P&T Committee Meeting date. On this page, pharmaceutical manufacturers will find information on the pre-proposal teleconference, how to register, and how to schedule a clinical presentation.
 

Marine Corps Enterprise-Wide Vehicle Safety Training

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps | Published November 15, 2016
This is a pre-solicitation notice that a solicitation is scheduled to be released via FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) on or around 23 November 2016 for the Marine Corps Enterprise-Wide Vehicle Safety Training requirement. The anticipated procurement is expected to be a Firm-Fixed Priced type contract.
This is not a request for responses. This announcement is a pre-solicitation notice only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, implied or otherwise, to issue a solicitation or award a contract.
A copy of the draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) is attached to this notice.
Set-Aside Status: The solicitation is scheduled to be issued as a 100% set-aside for Small Business pursuant to FAR 52.219-6. The North American Industry Classification System code for this requirement is 611692, Automobile Driving Schools.
Conducting Business with the Government: In order for contractors to conduct business with the Department of Defense, the contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Information on registering in SAM may be obtained by calling (866) 606-8220 or via the internet at http://www.sam.gov.
When available, the solicitation documents for this project will be accessible via FedBizOpps at www.fbo.gov. No CDs or hard copies will be available. Offerors are responsible for checking the referenced page for any update(s) to the Notice. The Government is not responsible for any loss of Internet connectivity or for an offerors' inability to access the document posted at the referenced website.
Marine Corps Installations Command, Contracting Office701 South Courthouse Road, Building 22Arlington, VA 22204

65--Latanoprost 0.005% SOLN, OPN

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Acquisition Center | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline January 4, 2017
PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE:  The VA National Acquisition Center intends to issue Request for Proposal (RFP) VA797P-17-R-0003 for an unrestricted procurement for Latanoprost 0.005% SOLN, OPH, for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and Indian Health Service (IHS).  The contract items will be distributed through the VA s and DOD s respective Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Programs. Solicitation VA797P-17-R-0003 will be electronically issued in commercial item format in accordance with FAR Part 12 on or about December 13, 2016, with a tentative closing date of January 4, 2017.  The NAICS code for this procurement is 325412.  Any future amendments and other miscellaneous documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov.  No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted.   Interested offerors are advised to continuously check this URL for any changes to this solicitation.  All responsible sources may submit an offer that if timely received, will be considered.  The point of contact for this procurement is Khristine Jackson.  Questions can be e-mailed to: Khristine.Jackson@va.gov
The estimated annual requirements are as follows:
Description     Size(BT)  Estimated Annual Requirements (Bottles)
LATANOPROST    2.5ML   2,514,761
0.005% SOLN, OPH

65--FISH OIL CAPSULE OVER THE COUNTER

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Acquisition Center | Published October 12, 2016  -  Deadline November 16, 2017
PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE:  The VA National Acquisition Center intends to issue Request for Proposal (RFP) VA797P-16-R-0100 for an unrestricted procurement for Fish Oil Capsules, for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and Indian Health Service (IHS).  The contract items will be distributed through the VA's and DOD's respective Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Programs.  The NAICS code for this procurement is 325412.  Any future amendments and other miscellaneous documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov.  No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted.   Interested offerors are advised to continuously check this URL for any changes to this solicitation.  Offers will be considered technically acceptable if they meet the following criteria: 1) NDC must be unique to the offeror, 2) Drug must be FDA approved, 3) Manufacturing facility must have an acceptable current Good Manufacturing Practices rating by FDA. 4) Offeror must meet the estimated annual requirements as listed below.  All responsible sources may submit an offer that if timely received, will be considered.  The point of contact for this procurement is Youlanda Duggar.  Questions can be e-mailed to: Youlanda.Duggar@va.gov.
The estimated annual requirements are as follows:
Description                                                              Size   Estimated Annual Requirements
(Bottles)
Fish Oil 1000MG (500DHA/EPA) Cap, Oral        100                1,492,910

Spectrum Warfare Enduring Challenges (SWEC)

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
NOTICE OF CONTRACT ACTION (NOCA). The United States' defense strategy continues to evolve in order to best position the Department of Defense (DoD) to counter evolving global threats, to provide an effective geopolitical deterrent for the nation, and to maintain a decisive military advantage in light of global technological access.  Strategic guidance at all levels emphasizes the need for Science and Technology (S&T) to enable effective military operations in anti-access/area-denied (A2/AD), cyber, and contested environments, where advancements in sensing and countermeasures technology are needed to defeat high-end weaponry such as integrated air defenses, long-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, advanced fighters, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).   As the Air Force evolves to provide core mission capabilities against potential near-peer threats, it continues to play a central role in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations against a range of extremist groups in the Middle East and throughout the world, placing a continued demand on further development of persistent surveillance and other advanced sensing capabilities that provide a substantial warfighter impact.  The Sensors Directorate continues to be stretched in multiple directions to address a variety of user needs, and must exhibit a combination of agility and discipline to effectively respond to the evolving Air Force needs while maintaining sufficient focus in key research areas to establish and transition new sensing and countermeasures capabilities.

U--LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published December 2, 2016
The Contracting Department, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC), Norfolk, VA, intends to award a firm fixed price (FFP) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to a single vendor under FAR Part 12 “Acquisition of Commercial Items” and FAR Part 13.5 “Test Program For Certain Commercial Items”.
The purpose of this contracted effort is the professional development of Department of the Navy civilian employees.  The Commander, Naval Information Forces (COMNAVIFOR) requires a vendor to create and deliver two targeted leadership development programs of study.
The programs of study are to be aligned to the Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Leader Development Framework, which can be found in Table 1 of Department of Defense Instruction 1430.16 entitled Growing Civilian Leaders.
The two required programs are:
1. Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP):  27 (non-consecutive) days of classroom-based training to meet civilian leadership development requirements for government civilians in the equivalent grades of GS-13 through GS-15.
2. Mid-Level Leadership Development Program (MLDP):  24 (non-consecutive) days of classroom-based training to meet civilian leadership development requirements for government civilians in the equivalent grades of GS-10 through GS-12.
This is a new requirement.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 611430, Professional and Management Development Training, with a Small Business size standard of $11.0M.
After analyzing submittals received in response to a Sources Sought Notice posted on 27 May 2016, the Request for Quote (RFQ) will be set aside for Woman or Women-owned Small Businesses (WOSBs).
The resulting contract, if awarded, will be for a five-year ordering period.  FAR 52.217-8 “Option to Extend Services” will be included in the solicitation and contract.  All options will be evaluated in accordance with FAR 17.206(a).  A complete RFQ package will be available by downloading the documents at the NECO Website as follows: http://www.neco.navy.mil or FEDBIZOPPS at http://www.fedbizopps.gov on or around 19 December 2016.  Potential contractors are hereby notified that the solicitation and subsequent amendments to the solicitation will ONLY be available for download at the above site; this office will NOT issue hard copy solicitations.
By submitting a quote, the vendor is self-certifying that neither the requestor nor the principal corporate officials and owners are currently suspended, debarred, or otherwise ineligible to receive contracts from any federal agency. Failure to do so may represent grounds for refusing to accept the offer. By submission of a quote, the contractor acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation, except for awards to foreign vendors for work to be performed outside the United States. Lack of registration in the SAM database will make a contractor ineligible for award.
Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the Internet at https://www.sam.gov.  Please direct all questions regarding this requirement via e-mail to the POC identified in this synopsis.

Education and training services

Ministerie van Defensie, Commando Dienstencentra (CDC) | Published December 7, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017

Taking care of employee participation programs serving the Department of Defense.

See the tender documents.

Defense Forensic Science Center Broad Agency Announcement for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research (Fiscal Years 2017-2021)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline October 15, 2021
The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) (formerly the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)) provides forensic laboratory services to DoD military criminal investigative organizations (Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Army Criminal Investigation Command) and other DoD customers. It is a full service forensic laboratory, providing state-of-the-art forensic examinations in the following disciplines:
• DNA/Serology• Digital Evidence• Drug Chemistry• Firearms and Toolmarks• Forensic Documents• Latent Prints (including footwear and tire track evidence)• Trace Evidence
The DFSC has three primary objectives:
(1) Analyze forensic evidence and provide expert testimony to support worldwide criminal investigation across all military services(2) Provide expeditionary and reach-back forensic services to U.S. military forces in active theaters of operation(3) Coordinate and execute research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) projects to advance forensiccapabilities
The Department of Defense Forensic Research and Development Program ("Program") is administered by the U.S. Army Research Office and the Defense Forensic Science Center. The Program aims to enhance the capability of forensic science applications in traditional law enforcement/criminal justice purviews and in expeditionary environments. The Program accomplishes this mission by funding research projects that lead to the production of useful knowledge, materials, devices, systems, or methods that have forensic function.
To be eligible for an award under this announcement, a prospective awardee must meet certain minimum standards pertaining to financial resources and responsibility, ability to comply with the performance schedule, past performance, integrity, experience, technical capabilities, operational controls, and facilities. In accordance with Federal statutes, regulations, and Department of Defense and Army policies, no person on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the Army.
The Program is seeking proposals for funding to support forensic research and its application. The requested proposals should focus on adding to general forensic knowledge and/or DFSC activities and needs. Forensic research proposals should focus on the creation of new and improved field or laboratory functional capabilities that result in faster, more robust, more informative, less costly, or less labor-intensive recognition, preservation, collection, and/or analysis of forensic evidence. Proposals involving the development of equipment that is portable, sustainable, and useful in an expeditionary or field environment are also solicited. The expeditionary and field environments require systems that are lightweight, portable, inexpensive, fast, and capable of operating in extreme environments of temperature, dust, humidity, etc. The systems must also be capable of secure data communications.
Funding of research and development (R&D) within Program areas of interest will be determined by funding constraints and priorities set during each budget cycle. Due to Government budget uncertainties, no specific dollars have been reserved for awards under this BAA. Those contemplating submission of a proposal are encouraged to submit a white paper and quad chart, summarizing their proposed work. If the proposed R&D warrants further inquiry and funding is available, submission of a full technical and cost proposal will be encouraged. This sequence allows earliest determination of the potential for funding and minimizes the labor and cost associated with submission of full proposals that have minimal probability of being selected for funding. Costs associated with white paper, quad chart, or full proposal submissions in response to this BAA are not considered allowable direct charges to any resulting award. These costs may be allowable expenses to normal bid and proposal indirect costs specified in FAR 31.205-18 for contracts. Offerors submitting proposals are cautioned that only a Government Contracting or Grants Officer may obligate the Government to any agreement involving expenditure of Government funds.