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BAA for Advanced Aircraft Power Systems; Fuel Technology; Aircraft Energy Conservation and Environmental Compliance

Solicitation Number: N68335-14-R-0018
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Air Systems Command
Location: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst
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Added: Nov 12, 2013 8:31 am
The NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR), Propulsion and Power Engineering Department, are soliciting proposal abstracts for technologies that will significantly increase the mission performance, operational capabilities, reduce the total ownership cost, and improve system readiness of Naval Air Vehicles. Solicitation Number: N68335-14-R-0018 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Topics include development of Advanced Aircraft Power Systems, Fuel Technology, Aircraft Energy Conservation and Environmental Compliance, and Propulsion and Power System, Condition Based Maintenance, Prognostics, Diagnostics, and Health Monitoring. Detailed information is provided in the NAVAIR publication "Guide to Naval Aviation Propulsion and Power Technology Development Programs for Fiscal Year 2013". The aforementioned guide can be accessed via the internet at:; telephone requests will not be honored. Requests for this publication can also be made by mail to: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Highway 547, Bldg 120-180, Code, Attn: Jillian Kohler, Contract Specialist, Lakehurst, NJ 08733. This notice constitutes a NAVAIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contemplated in FAR 6.102(D)(2)(i). This announcement and any modifications to this announcement will be open through 12 November 2014 in the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps). White Papers (WP) and Proposals can be submitted any time during this period. WPs (as described below) need to be coordinated with the appropriate technical area leader and may result in a request for a formal proposal. This is needed to reduce unnecessary proposal preparation work for efforts that may not be of interest to the Navy, or because of the uncertainty of program budgets. Evaluations will be conducted by a panel of government experts using the following criteria: Scientific and technical merits of the proposed research to include, (1) the degree to which proposed research and development objectives support the targeted technical topic and (2) validity of the technical basis for the approach offered; and potential contributions to the Navy Propulsion, Power and Energy objectives to include (1) relevance to the stated technology areas of interest; (2) anticipated operational military (or commercial, if applicable) utility; (3) ability of proposed system/study to be rapidly ready for transition; (4) suitability for transition to Navy systems; and (5) projected affordability of transitioning the technology to the fleet Other evaluation criteria, of lesser importance but equal to each other are; The offeror's capabilities, related experience, past performance on similar efforts, research personnel, facilities, techniques or unique combination of these which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives and the realism and reasonableness of cost, including proposed cost sharing. No further criteria will be used in the evaluation. The technical and cost information will be evaluated at the same time. Further details on these criteria are contained in the aforementioned Guide. Selection for award will be based on the potential benefit to the Government weighed against the cost of the proposals, in view of the availability of government funds. Cost plus fixed fee, cost sharing, and cost contracts are anticipated. Other types of contracts may be proposed, but offerors are advised that the Government is under no obligation to accept. Specific reporting requirements cited on the Contract Data Requirements List (DD1423) shall be specified within each contract award. At a minimum all offerors will be required to submit the following reports: a) Detailed Planning Report; b) Progress Report; c) Financial Reports; d) Test Plans; e) Program Reviews; f) Presentation Material; and g) Final Report. Proposal submission process, format and content, as well as deliverable items are delineated in the above mentioned NAVAIR Guide. Initial proposals or White Papers (WP) should not exceed 30 pages in length, including a cost estimate. BRIEFNESS IS DESIRABLE - WPs RANGING FROM A FEW PAGES TO 15 PAGES ARE THE NORM. Cost estimates in WPs for stand-alone subsets of effort are encouraged. Offerors of those WPs found to be consistent with the intent of the BAA will be invited to submit a formal cost and technical proposal. One original, and later, if invited, of each formal cost and technical proposal are to be submitted. WPs and Proposals shall be submitted to: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Highway 547, Bldg 120-180, Code, Attn: Jillian Kohler, , Contract Specialist, Lakehurst, NJ 08733. One soft copy will shall be submitted to There will be no formal Request For Proposal (RFP) or other Solicitation issued with regard to this requirement. The Navy reserves the right to select for award any, all, part of, or none of the responses received and intends to incrementally fund any resultant contract(s), depending on available funding. The BAA is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to pay any proposal preparation costs for responding to this BAA. Responses should be forwarded at no cost to the Government. The cost of preparing proposals in response to this announcement is not considered an allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost as specified in FAR 31.205-18. Educational institutions, Small Business concerns, Small Disadvantaged Business concerns, Women Owned Small Business Concerns, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small business, Women-Owned Small Business and Minority Institutions are especially encouraged to submit proposals for consideration under this BAA.
Added: Sep 25, 2014 2:17 pm

Contract was awarded to Life Cycle Engineering on 25 September 2014 for the amount of $8,647,981, including options.  The purpose of this procurement is to perform engine tests using alternative fuels in order to support the program objectives to identify, evaluate, validate and rapidly disseminate fuel-conserving leading practices. The contract will include the fit-for-purpose, boiler component, diesel component, gas turbine component and diesel and gas turbine full scale tests per the existing JP-5 and F-76 protocols on up to three alternative fuels.

Added: Sep 26, 2014 9:45 am
Contract award to develop and evaluate control algorithms that perturb the F-35C control surfaces on a very low duty cycle while in steady flight to minimize the amount of fuel consumed.
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FY 14 BAA Guide

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
FY 14 BAA Guide
Posted Date:
November 12, 2013
Description: FY14 BAA Guide

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
November 22, 2013
Description: FY14 BAA Guide, updated attachment to correct typo.
Contracts Department
Hwy. 547 Attn:B562-3C
Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733-5083
Jillian J Kohler
Phone: 732-323-4589
Fax: 732-323-2359
Rayann M Surel,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 732-323-4045
Fax: 732-323-2359