DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT BAA for the EXPANSION of PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY and SUPPLY using CONTRACTS, GRANTS, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS and OTHER TRANSACTIONS
solicitation number: W15QKN-18-R-01HZ
(p. 3) White papers, not full proposals, will be used to conduct an initial assessment of the operational, technical and logistical feasibility of the project proposed in a particular Focus Area - unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.
Project Focus Areas:
1. Sustainment of Critical Production: Programs addressing Industrial Base capability and capacity, whose primary focus is generating and sustaining Materiel Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Mobility, Commonality, or Affordability.
2. Commercialization of Research and Development Investments: Advanced Component or System Development and Demonstration capabilities may require investments to retain a qualitative edge in capabilities and establish commercial viability or scale up. Typical programs may begin with a technology proven capable of producing prototype components or systems in a production relevant environment.
3. Scaling of Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technology investments enable the rapid and affordable introduction of new capabilities into the organic or commercial marketplace. The technologies may be developed to respond to an emerging threat, a capability gap, or may enhance interoperability or service of existing systems or platforms. The interest in these projects may be the result of revolutionary RD&D capabilities.