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DoD Rapid Innovation Fund

Solicitation Number: HQ0034-13-BAA-RIF-0001
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Washington Headquarters Services
Location: WHS, Acquisition Directorate
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jun 12, 2013 9:57 am
The Department of Defense (DoD) intends to issue four Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation Parts 35.016 and 6.102(d)(2) for the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program on or about July 12, 2013.

The Military Departments and Defense Agencies participating in RIF for fiscal year 2013, may include the Army, Air Force, Navy and Defense component agencies, such as, the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD), Defense Health Program (DHP), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (OEPP), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO).

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.

Each BAA will list the technology areas of interest, 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.

The four BAA postings will be made as Army: W911NF-13-R-0011, Navy: ONRBAA13-020, Air Force: BAA-AFLCMC-2013-0001, and the Defense Agencies: HQ0034-13-BAA-RIF-0001. For additional information on BAA postings, focal points, and milestones, please go to the Defense Innovation Marketplace -


2521 S. Clark St, Ste 2000 Arlington, VA
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, District of Columbia 20301-1155
United States
Robin Castoldi
Michael Murtha,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 703-545-1253