Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 30, 2015 - Deadline January 31, 2018
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), solicitation number W56KGU-13-R-A424, sponsored by the US Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), is valid through 31 January 2018, unless terminated sooner.
The BAA is issued under the provisions of Parts 35.016 and 6.102(d)(2)(i) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides for the competitive selection of research and development proposals submitted in response to this announcement. Accordingly, proposals selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and fully compliant with PL 98-369, entitled "The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984."
This BAA is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to make an award or pay proposal preparation costs generated in response to this announcement. The cost of proposal preparation for response to a BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resultant contract or any other contract.
CERDEC encourages industry interested in conducting scientific research, educational institutions, small businesses, and small disadvantaged business concerns, historically black colleges, university and minority business enterprises and institutions to submit proposals. Eligible prospective offerors also include Canadian firms participating in the Defense Development Sharing Program.
Technical questions should be directed to the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) (listed at each topic heading) to request clarification of their areas of interest and/or to engage in informal discussions. White papers may be required before the presentment of a full proposal. Please refer to the individual subtopics for directions on white paper submissions. All submissions should be sent via Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). No discussions by the technical staff are to be held with offeror, after proposal submission, without permission of the Army Contracting Command Contracting Officer.
Funds are not presently available for all of the research interests represented in this Broad Agency Announcement. No contract award will be made unless appropriated funds are available for research and development. Prospective offeror is reminded that only a duly warranted Contracting Officer may obligate the Government to an agreement involving expenditure of Government funds.
There will be no formal Request for Proposals or any further solicitation document issued concerning this BAA. However, this BAA may be amended to add new topics. Interested parties should be alert for any BAA amendments that may be published on the FBO Webpage, https://www.fbo.gov