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Living Foundries: Advanced Tools and Capabilities for Generalizable Platforms (ATCG)

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-11-60
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-BAA-11-60
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Added: Sep 02, 2011 11:35 am
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop new tools, technologies and methodologies to transform biology into an engineering practice, speeding the biological design-build-test cycle and expanding the complexity of systems that can be engineered. The goal is to enable the rapid development of previously unattainable technologies and products, leveraging biology to solve challenges associated with production of new materials, novel capabilities, fuel and medicines. For example, one motivating, widespread and currently intractable problem is that of corrosion/materials degradation-a challenge which costs the DoD nearly $23 B/yr. Living Foundries, with its ability to truly program and engineer biology, may enable the capability to design and engineer systems to rapidly and dynamically prevent, seek out, identify and repair corrosion/materials degradation. Ultimately, in turning biology into an engineering endeavor, Living Foundries aims to enable on-demand production of new and high-value materials, devices and capabilities for the Department of Defense (DoD). This announcement, Living Foundries: ATCG, focuses on the development of the component, advanced tools and capabilities for rapidly engineering new biological systems. Example areas of interest include: design and automation tools, modular genetic parts and devices, standardized test platforms and chassis, tools for rapid physical construction, editing and manipulation of genetic designs, and new characterization and debugging tools for synthetic networks.

See full DARPA-BAA-11-60 document attached.


Important Dates
Posting Date: September 2, 2011
Industry Day Date: June 28, 2011 (DARPA-SN-11-44)
Proposal Abstract Due Date: On or before 4:00 PM Eastern, September 26, 2011
Proposal Due Date: On or before 4:00 PM Eastern, November 17, 2011

Added: Sep 16, 2011 3:20 pm
Amendment 01: The purpose of this Amendment is to notify proposers of the establishment of a twitter account (@LivingFoundries) and to incorporate other administrative changes, as highlighted in yellow in the attached conformed DARPA-BAA-11-60 document.
Added: Oct 13, 2011 11:22 am
Amendment 02: The purpose of this amendment is to revise the proposal due date and make other administrative changes as highlighted in yellow in the attached conformed DARPA-BAA-11-60 document.

Revised Important Dates
Posting Date: September 2, 2011
Industry Day Date: June 28, 2011 (DARPA-SN-11-44)
Proposal Abstract Due Date: On or before 4:00 PM Eastern, September 26, 2011
Proposal Due Date: On or before 4:00 PM Eastern, December 2, 2011



Added: Oct 24, 2011 3:17 pm

Amendment 03: The purpose of this amendment is to notify potential proposers submitting assistance instrument proposals through grants.gov that the document entitled “Instructions for Using Grants.gov to Apply for a Grant or Agreement from DARPA” has been revised with the document entitled “Instructions for Using Grants.gov to Apply for a Grant or Agreement from DARPA (Short Form),” dated 20 October 2011.  Additionally, the purpose of this amendment is revise the grants.gov proposal submission instructions found at page 25 of the BAA regarding required grants.gov application package forms.  Revisions to the BAA (conformed copy attached hereto) are highlighted in yellow.

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DARPA-BAA-11-60 document

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DARPA-BAA-11-60 document
Posted Date:
September 2, 2011
Description: DARPA-BAA-11-60 document
Description: Attachment 1: Proposer Checklist
Description: Attachment 2: Summary Slide Template

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 16, 2011
Description: DARPA-BAA-11-60 through Amendment 01
Description: Attachment 2: Summary Slide Template

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 13, 2011
Description: DARPA-BAA-11-60 through Amendment 02

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 24, 2011
Description: DARPA-BAA-11-60 through Amendment 03
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