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A--BAA entitled "Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy"

Solicitation Number: N0016713BAA01
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Sea Systems Command
Location: NSWC Carderock Division
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The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) is seeking innovative concepts from industry and academia to enable energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction on U.S. Navy ships. The primary focus is on concepts with the potential for rapid transition to Fleet operations. All Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship classes and Navy combatants have opportunities for energy conservation, and all classes are of interest under this BAA. NSWCCD is soliciting short white papers (abstracts) each describing an enabling energy conservation concept, within the requirements identified in this BAA.

The Navy will consider approaches that modify systems, operations or both to affect quantifiable energy conservation and/or carbon footprint reduction in the Fleet.

Each proposed solution should be capable of an operational prototype demonstration in a shipboard or other relevant environment by the conclusion of Phase 2. Emphasis is placed on solutions with an identified transition path capable of making near-term, measurable improvements towards the Navy’s shipboard energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction needs. Solutions at all levels of development will be considered, ranging from near-term strategies applicable to existing ship classes to those suitable for new construction and future design. Technical maturity of each solution, however, will be considered during evaluations with preference for solutions with more immediate impact.

To minimize risk, energy conservation efforts are typically executed in three distinct phases:

Phase 1: Conceptual Design & Business Case Analysis

Phase 2: Detailed Design, Prototype Development and Demonstration

Phase 3: Multi-ship Implementation

An offeror with a highly rated white paper may be invited to submit a full proposal for a Phase 1 contract only.

Based on the results of the Phase 1 effort, a follow-on Phase 2 contract may be awarded under this BAA or, depending on the maturity of the proposed solution and the existence of alternative suppliers, a Phase 2 contract may be open to competition to meet FAR requirements. All Phase 3 contracts for multi-ship implementation will be competitively awarded outside of this BAA.

FAR Section 35.016 “prescribes procedures for the use of a broad agency announcement (BAA) with Peer or Scientific Review …for the acquisition of basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. BAA’s may be used by agencies to fulfill their requirements for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution.

The BAA technique shall only be used when meaningful proposals with varying technical/scientific approaches can be reasonably anticipated.”3

FAR Section 35.016 (d) states: “Proposals received as a result of the BAA shall be evaluated in accordance with evaluation criteria specified therein through a peer or scientific review process. Written evaluation reports on individual proposals will be necessary but proposals need not be evaluated against each other since they are not submitted in accordance with a common work statement.”

FAR Section 35.016 (e) states: “The primary basis for selecting proposals for acceptance shall be technical, importance to agency programs, and fund availability.

Cost realism and reasonableness shall also be considered to the extent appropriate.”

This BAA is active when posted on FedBizOps and will be open for approximately two years, closing on 30 November 2014. White papers on any relevant topic may be submitted any time throughout the two year period. White papers will generally be reviewed as soon after receipt as workloads allow. Review of white papers submitted in response to a specified focus areas may be delayed until the focus area due date (as described in the Focus Area section of this BAA). Based on evaluation of the white papers, some offerors may receive an email inviting them to submit a full proposal. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is provided below, listing all questions received and their respective answers.

The BAA can be accessed at the FedBizOps website https://www.fbo.gov/ (search for ‘N0016713BAA01’) and also at the NSWCCD Broad Agency Announcement website:

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock/docs/N00167-13-BAA-01.pdf.

NSWCCD will not issue paper copies of this announcement. NSWCCD reserves the right to fund all, some or none of the proposals received as a result of this BAA. NSWCCD provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. White papers, proposals or any other material submitted in response to this BAA become the property of the Navy and will not be returned. It is the policy of NSWCCD to treat all proposals as sensitive, competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation or potential sponsorship of the concept.

All work under this BAA shall be unclassified. The Government does not commit to providing a response to any comments or questions.

This BAA shall not be viewed as an invitation or request for proposal. Offerors are advised that only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to commit the Government to a contract. The BAA is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to pay any costs for responses submitted.

NAVSEA Carderock may disclose offeror’s information to authorized personnel. Submitting a white paper constitutes the offeror’s written consent to such disclosure. All parties with access to white paper information will be required to sign a Conflict of Interest & Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to gaining access to any white papers or related information.



The selection of one or more white papers for full proposals and potential contract award will be based on responses to the BAA and the results of a peer review process. The type of award anticipated for the Phase 1 Conceptual Design is Firm Fixed Price. Contract types for follow-on phases shall be determined on a case basis. 4

All technical questions regarding this BAA should be submitted via email to NSWCCD_OPLOG@navy.mil, and all contractual questions should be addressed to Ms. Kathy Bonturi at kathleen.bonturi@navy.mil.

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Description: N0016713BAA01_Final_ENCON_BAA_N00167-13-BAA-01_05Dec12.pdf
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All contractual questions shall be addressed to Ms. Kathy Bonturi at kathleen.bonturi@navy.mil.