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DoD Rapid Innovation Fund FY2014

Solicitation Number: HQ0034-14-BAA-RIF-0001
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Washington Headquarters Services
Location: WHS, Acquisition Directorate
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Added: May 19, 2014 12:37 pm Modified: Aug 08, 2014 3:17 pmTrack Changes
Amendment 0012: DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE RIF SUBMISSION WEBSITES, THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WHITE PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 3:00PM EDT ON AUGUST 11, 2014. ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT RECEIVED IN THEIR ENTIRETY BY THIS TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR EVALUATED.



Amendment 0011: The purpose of this amendment is to post answers to the remaining questions that were received before the deadline of July 9, 2014 but were not posted under amendment 0010. Please see the attached document, UNDER AMENDMENT 9 to the right.


Amendment 0010: The purpose of this amendment is to post answers to the majority of questions received before the deadline of July 9, 2014. A follow-on amendment is planned for on or around July 28, 2014 providing answers to the remaining questions. Please see attached document, UNDER AMENDMENT 8 to the right.


Amendment 0009: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the DoD RIF BAA Instructions and the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised DoD RIF BAA Instructions and revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 6 to the right, for additional information.


Amendment 0008: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 5 to the right, for additional information.


Amendment 0007: The purpose of this amendment is to announce that the DoD-wide RIF BAA is open for white paper submission. No further direct contact or communication of any kind between proposers and topic authors is allowed. See section 1.11.3 of the DoD RIF BAA for instructions on how to submit formal written questions.


Amendment 0006: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the DoD RIF BAA Instructions and the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised DoD RIF BAA Instructions and revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 4 to the right, for additional information.


Amendment 0005: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the DoD RIF BAA Instructions and the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised DoD RIF BAA Instructions and revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 3 to the right, for additional information.


Amendment 0004: The purpose of this amendment is to update the response date in the FBO notice to August 8, 2014 by 3:00 p.m. ET, the correct date. The correct response date was already included in the BAA.


Amendment 0003: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see the attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 2 to the right, for additional information.


Amendment 0002: The purpose of this amendment is to make modifications to the BAA Annex Requirements. A list of the modifications that have been made to the solicitation has been uploaded as well as the revised BAA Annex Requirements. Please see the attached documents, UNDER AMENDMENT 1 to the right, for additional information.

Amendment 0001: The purpose of this amendment is to inform offerors that the DoD-Wide Broad Agency Announcement for the 2014 Rapid Innovation Fund has been released. Please see the attached documents, UNDER SOLICITATION 1 to the right, for additional information.


The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation Parts 35.016 and 6.102(d)(2) for the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program. The BAA posting is HQ0034-14-BAA-RIF-0001.

The Military Departments and Defense Agencies participating in RIF for fiscal year 2014, include:

• Department of the Army
• Department of the Navy
• Department of the Air Force
• Chief Information Officer / Defense Information Systems Agency
• Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
• Defense Health Program
• Defense Intelligence Agency
• Defense Logistics Agency
• Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
• Missile Defense Agency
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• National Reconnaissance Office
• North American Aerospace Defense Command / United States Northern Command
• Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping (Rapid Reaction Technology Office)
• Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy
• United States Pacific Command
• United States Special Operations Command
• United States Transportation Command


The RIF Program was established to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative small business technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs. RIF also intends to facilitate innovative technologies that show a clear transition path to fielding the technology into existing defense acquisition programs.


The BAA lists the technology areas of interest for each participating component, instructions for submission of white papers, and source selection criteria. Subsequent RIF proposals will be invited based on the evaluation results of the white paper submission. Those selected for RIF awards may receive up to $3 million in funding. The period of performance for RIF awards shall not exceed 24 months.


Participation in the DoD RIF BAA is open to all responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government's needs; however preference shall be given to small businesses capable of transitioning innovative technologies.


For additional information on BAA postings, focal points, and milestones, please go to the Defense Innovation Marketplace - http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/RIF.html or see the attached documents.

Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.

Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
May 22, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-Wide Broad Agency Announcement
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-Wide Annex Requirements - Component Instructions and Requirements
Description: Appendix 1 - Quad Chart Format

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 28, 2014
Description: Revised BAA Annex Requirements
Description: Modification List

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 5, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF Defense-wide Annex Requirements Amendment 0003
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Amendment 0003 Modification List

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 13, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide BAA Amendment 0005
Description: FY 2014 RIF DoD-Wide Annex Requirements Amendment 0005
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Amendment 0005 Modification List

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 23, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide BAA Amendment 0006
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide Annex Requirements Amendment 0006
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Amendment 0006 Modification List

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 30, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide Annex Requirements Amendment 0008
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Amendment 0008 Modification List

Amendment 6

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 14, 2014
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide BAA Amendment 0009
Description: FY2014 RIF DoD-wide Annex Requirements Amendment 0009
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Amendment 0009 Modification List

Amendment 7

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 21, 2014

Amendment 8

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 21, 2014
Description: Questions & Answers, July 21, 2014

Amendment 9

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 28, 2014
Description: DoD RIF 2014 Q&A Amendment 0011
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