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Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-13-37
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-BAA-13-37
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Award
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April 30, 2014
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HR0011-14-C-0074
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$5,119,656
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Twist Bioscience Corporation
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455 Mission Bay Blvd S STE 545
San Francisco, California 94158
United States
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Added: Jul 12, 2013 4:27 pm
DARPA's Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules program seeks to build a scalable, integrated, rapid design and prototyping infrastructure for the facile engineering of biology. This infrastructure will enable transformative and currently inaccessible projects to develop advanced chemicals, materials, sensing capabilities, and therapeutics. Furthermore, the infrastructure will provide a flexible, efficient, and continuously improving capability to Department of Defense (DoD) and the engineering biology community. A final proof-of-principle demonstration of capabilities will require rapid design and prototyping centers to generate 1000 novel molecules and chemical building blocks, thus enabling access to radical new materials.

Important Dates:
Posting Date: 12 July 2013


Proposal Due Date for Task Area 1 and Advanced Studies: 17 September 2013


Proposers' Day: 24 July 2013 (See Special Notice #DARPA-SN-13-38)


BAA Process and Proposal Preparation/Submission Overview Webinar: 31 July 2013. The purpose of the webinar is to provide additional details regarding the BAA process and to reiterate the proposal preparation and submission instructions/requirements. See Proposers' Day Registration Website, https://safe.sysplan.com/confsys/1000m/, for additional information.)


Estimated Period of Performance Start Date for Task Area 1 and Advanced Studies: 17 March 2014


BAA Closing Date: 21 October 2014


See the full DARPA-BAA-13-37 document attached.


 

Added: Jul 29, 2013 2:16 pm
Amendment 01: The purpose of this Amendment is to make revisions to Attachment 2: Proposer Slide Template. Changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached document.
Added: Aug 13, 2013 8:43 am
Amendment 02:

The purpose of this Amendment is to:


1. Revise the proposal due date for Task Area 1 and Advanced Studies proposals.
2. Provide links to where the slides from the Proposer's Day and Webinar can be obtained.
3. Add Attachment 3, "Summary Slides," for reference purposes only, highlighting tools and concepts currently under development in Living Foundries ATCG.


See the attached, conformed DARPA-BAA-13-37 document with changes highlighted in yellow.


Added: Sep 13, 2013 1:35 pm
Amendment 03:  The purpose of this amendment is to make administrative changes regarding margins and to delete the request for an estimate of cost for TA2.  Changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached DARPA-BAA-13-37.
Added: Sep 27, 2013 1:47 pm
Amendment 04: The purpose of this amendment is to modify the deadline for questions and the TA1 full proposal due date. See the changes as highlighted in yellow in the attached revised DARPA-BAA-13-37 document.
Added: Oct 10, 2013 8:46 am
Amendment 05: The purpose of Amendment 05 is to revise the "Response Date" stipulated on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website/page for Broad Agency Announcement No. DARPA-BAA-13-37 to match the closing date currently listed in the BAA (21 October 2014). The extension of the FBO "Response Date" is primarily to allow the BAA to remain active on FBO website so that TA2 proposals can be submitted per guidance/requirements stipulated in the BAA. However, as currently depicted in the BAA, full proposals for TA1 and Advanced Studies submitted after the 8 October 2013 due date (initial round of selections) may be reviewed and selected contingent upon the availability of funds (although the likelihood of availability of funding is greatly reduced for TA1 and Advanced Studies proposals submitted after the initial due date of 8 October 2013). For further clarification - NO changes have been made to the BAA - only to the "Response Date" established on the FBO website/page for this BAA.
Added: Mar 13, 2014 4:03 pm
Award Notice. Performer Contracting POC information below.

Michael P. Corcoran
Office of Sponsored Programs
Email: mcorcor@mit.edu

Added: Mar 26, 2014 10:55 am
Award Notice. Performer Contracting POC information below.
Webb Brightwell
Office of Sponsored Programs
Email: webb_brightwell@harvard.edu
Added: Mar 26, 2014 12:15 pm
Amendment 06: The purpose of this Amendment is as follows:

1.  Update the BAA Closing Date to 2 February 2015;
2.  Add a Bio-Safety and Security section applicable to TA 2 proposals; and
3.  Add a Government-specified Pressure Test applicable to TA 2 proposals.

See the changes highlighted in yellow in the attached conformed DARPA-BAA-13-37 document.

Added: Mar 31, 2014 1:05 pm
Award Notice. Performer Contracting POC information below.

The University of Illinois, Grants and Contracts Office, Post-Award Administration (GCO)


Email: gcopostuiuc@uillinois.edu; Phone: (217)333-2186
Added: Apr 03, 2014 9:25 am
Award Notice. Performer Contracting POC information below.
Amy F. Stengel
Office of Contracts and Grants
Email:amy.stengel@colorado.edu
Added: Apr 30, 2014 2:02 pm
Award Notice: Performer Contracting POC information below:

William Banyai
Email: bbanyai@twistbioscience.com
Added: May 08, 2014 9:35 am
Award Notice: Performer Contracting POC Information below:

Saurabh Srivastava
President
Email:saurabh@20n.com
Added: May 16, 2014 11:19 am
Amendment 07: The purpose of this amendment is to modify the proposal prep instructions for submission of TA 1, TA 2, and Advanced Studies proposals, and the DARPA technology office associated with this BAA. All changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached conformed DARPA-BAA-13-37 document.
Added: May 30, 2014 10:13 am
Contract Award Notice to Duke University. Total Award Amount $2,513,015: Base Award Amount $1,585,812 and Option 1 Amount $927,203.

Performer Contracting POC below:
Mr. Adam Kuehn, email: akuehn@duke.edu

Added: Jun 19, 2014 12:32 pm
Amendment 08: The purpose of this amendment it to revise proposal preparation instructions to indicate that the Cost Summary spreadsheet (added via Amendment 7) does not count against the technical proposal page count. All changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached conform DARPA-BAA-13-37 document.
Added: Sep 12, 2014 3:08 pm
The purpose of Amendment No. 09 is to revise the "Proposal Submission Information" instructions at Section IV (B)(2), Page 25, to reflect use of DARPA's BAA Website - instead of T-FIMS - for submission of proposals seeking a contract or Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), and to reflect other administrative changes. All changes made to the BAA are highlighted in yellow.
Added: Feb 04, 2015 9:45 am
Award Notice: Performer Contracting POC information below:

University of Texas at Austin Office of Sponsored Projects
Mohini Patel
Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist
Email: mohini.patel@austin.utexas.edu
Added: May 05, 2015 1:18 pm
Award Notice for HR0011-15-C-0084 (MIT).
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DARPA-BAA-13-37 document

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DARPA-BAA-13-37 document
Posted Date:
July 12, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 document
Description: Attachment 1: Proposer Checklist
Description: Attachment 2: Summary Slides

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 29, 2013
Description: Attachment 2: Proposer Slide Template through Amendment 01

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
August 13, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 document through Amendment 02
Description: Attachment 3, "Summary Slides."

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 13, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 through Amendment 03

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 27, 2013
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 through Amendment 04

Modification 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 26, 2014
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 through Amendment 06 document

Modification 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 16, 2014
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 through Amendment 07

Modification 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 19, 2014
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 through Amendment 08

Modification 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 12, 2014
Description: DARPA-BAA-13-37 document through Amendment 09
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Dr. Alicia Jackson,
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