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Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD)

Solicitation Number: HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Location: Defense Threat Reduction Agency (Headquarters)
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HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA
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Added: Sep 25, 2009 3:09 pm
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): The purpose of this BAA is to solicit proposals for the Research and Development, Fundamental Research program: This BAA is an extramural endeavor that combines fundamental research needs of DTRA and other DoD interests. DTRA safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and provide capabilities to reduce, eliminate and counter the threat and effects from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives. DTRA seeks to identify, adopt, and adapt emerging, existing and revolutionary sciences that may demonstrate high payoff potential to Counter-WMD (C-WMD) threats. This announcement solicits white papers for long-term challenges in specific fundamental areas of research that offer a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge, understanding of phenomena and observable facts, significantly advance revolutionary technology, new concepts for technology application, and may have impact on future C-WMD capabilities. There are a total of 15 open windows (approximately 3 per year), and submissions may occur at any time during those open window periods. Grants are the preferred procurement instrument, but contracts and other transaction agreements (OTAs) may be proposed, as well. The Government reserves the right to award any combination of approaches which offer the best overall value to the Government.

BAA Duration: Sep 2009 - Sep 2014


**All administrative BAA comments or questions should be addressed to: HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil; Technical Comments/Questions should be addressed to the appropriate mailbox within Attachment 7**

Added: Oct 15, 2009 10:46 am
Amendment 001 and Questions and Answers #1has posted on 15 Oct 2009.  See the attachments.
Added: Mar 23, 2010 9:43 am
Amendment 2 has posted on 23 Mar 2010.

** AMENDED 23 March 2010 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 2. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential offerors are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following Sections have substantial changes:


1) Overview Information - CFDA number was corrected; Grant average values have been updated;


2) I.6 - Thrust Area descriptions have been updated;


3) Throughout - Referenced TRL Levels have changed from 1 - 6 to 1 - 4;


4) Attachment 7 - Explanation has been updated;


5) Attachment 8 - Topics have been updated and new topics have been added.


** Please note that ALL correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil **


Added: Jun 07, 2010 3:44 pm

Amendment 3 has posted on 7 June 2010.

** AMENDED 7 June 2010 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 3. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential offerors are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following Sections have substantial changes:

1) The definition of Fundamental Research has been clarified in Section I.3.
2) Addition of Russian Institutions to Topics for Thrust Area 6 (Attachment 8).
3) Increased dollar amount of equipment costs (Attachment 8).
4) Other minor clarifications were made.

** Please note that ALL correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil **

Added: Feb 16, 2011 4:15 pm

Amendment 4 has posted on 16 February 2011.

** AMENDED FEBRUARY 2011 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 4. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential offerors are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following Sections have substantial changes:

Note: White papers that are received without pre-coordination of an abstract via e-mail will not be reviewed by DTRA. DTRA will not review Thrust Area white papers without prior coordination with the applicable Thrust Area # e-mail address (Attachment 7). Applicants should note that there is extremely limited funding available for certain Thrust Areas. For those Thrust Areas, white papers will only be encouraged from the coordinated abstracts under very limited circumstances.
1) The Quad Chart template has been updated (Attachment 1);
2) Russia Topics E-H have been closed (Attachment 8);
3) U.S. - India University-Centric Cooperative Research Topics J and K were added to Thrust Area 6;
4) U.S. - Afghanistan University-Centric Cooperative Research Topic I was added to Thrust Area 6; and
5) Other minor clarifications were made.

** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **

Added: Jun 28, 2012 8:24 am
Amendment 6 has posted on 28 June 2012. ** AMENDED JUNE 2012 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 6. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following have substantial changes:

1) The requirement for university partners is removed for industrial, commercial (including small businesses), and not-for-profit research entities. DTRA strongly encourages and will give preference to proposals that demonstrate a significant contribution (significant is defined as a minimum of 30% of total value) by one or more universities.
2) Expected award values for grants have changed and may range from small dollar value (e.g., $25K) up to $1M annually depending on the nature and the scope of work.
3) Thrust Area 6 Topics have been removed from Attachment 8, and the Thrust Area 6 description has been updated in Section I.8.
4) Other minor clarifications were made. Note: If submitting to a Thrust Area when there is NO TOPIC, the abstract must be pre-coordinated. White papers that are received without the required abstract pre-coordination via e-mail will not be reviewed by DTRA. DTRA will not review these Thrust Area white papers without prior coordination with the applicable Thrust Area # e-mail address (Attachment 7). Applicants should note that there is extremely limited funding available for certain Thrust Areas. For those Thrust Areas, white papers will only be encouraged from the coordinated abstracts under very limited circumstances.


** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **

Added: Aug 15, 2012 2:15 pm
Amendment 7 has posted on 15 August 2012. ** AMENDED AUGUST 2012 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 7. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following have substantial changes:

1) Thrust Area 6 - information on CBEPs interest in collaborative research partnerships (Section I.8.6)
2) Eligibility information (Section III.1)


** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **

Added: Oct 23, 2012 7:46 am
** Amendment 8 has posted on 22 October 2012.

** AMENDED OCTOBER 2012 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 8. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety, as it updates several sections; specifically, the following have substantial changes: 1) Thrust Area 3, Topic C - Nanostructured Active Therapeutic Vehicles topic was added to Attachment 8.


A Pre-Proposal Meeting is scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 8:00 AM-12:00PM in Lorton, Virginia. The specific details of the meeting and registration information will follow in a separate posting to this site.


** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 8 **

Added: Oct 29, 2012 12:23 pm Modified: Aug 26, 2013 10:11 amTrack Changes
Announcement: A Pre-Proposal Industry Day for the NATV topic ONLY will be held on 7 Nov 2012. Registration Deadline: 2 Nov 2012. Info on the NATV program vision and goals with respect to the NATV Topic created via Amendment 30 to the DTRA Chemical and Biological BAA (HDTRA1-12-CHEM-BIO-BAA), the 12/13 Service Call NATV Amendment and Amendment 8 to the DTRA Fundamental Research BAA (HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA) will be provided. The Pre-Proposal Industry Day will be held on 7 Nov 2012 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM at TASC’s Crown Center 8211 Terminal Road, Suite 1000, Lorton, Virginia and via live webcast and teleconference. The goals are to introduce the research community (industry, academia, and government) to the NATV program vision and to present the DTRA BAAs and the NATV goals/demonstrations. The meeting will include overview presentations by government personnel as well as a Q&A session. Participants must register no later than 2 Nov 2012 for either in person or webcast participation at events.signup4.com/NATVworkshop (the registration cutoff for on-site attendance will be this date or attendance capacity, whichever comes first). Participation is voluntary and is not required to propose to any solicitation. DTRA will not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred to participate in this event. Pre-registration is required and presentation of email confirmation will be required at check-in. Due to space limitations of the venue capacity, in-person attendance will be limited to two attendees per organization. Early registration is recommended. There is no registration fee for attending this Day. All questions regarding this Industry Day should be forwarded to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil. Please refer to the NATV Industry Day in your correspondence. This announcement is not a separate request for proposals; please see the amendment above to each respective BAA for instructions regarding proposal submission. Note: No other BAA topics will be discussed.
Added: Jan 22, 2013 10:09 am
Amendment 11 has posted on 18 January 2013. ** AMENDED January 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 11. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: Thrusts 1-5 Topic C was previously posted to grants.gov in Amendment 9 of this BAA. Amendment 11 adds Thrusts 1-5 Topic C as a re-opened topic in Attachment 8. ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **
Added: Aug 26, 2013 3:05 pm
Amendment 13 has posted on 2 August 2013. ** AMENDED August 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 13. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: the budget forms have changed. ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **
Added: Sep 18, 2013 3:44 pm
Amendment 14 has posted on 18 September 2013. ** AMENDED September 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 14. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: 1) Topics published in Attachment 8 now include topic-specific- pre-coordination requirements; 2) Thrusts 1-5, Topic A: Postdoctoral Fellowship was removed and is no longer a valid topic for submissions; 3) Applications for Thrusts 1-5, Topic B: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Academic Engagement Partners (AEP) and Thrust Area 6 must now include a Protocol Risk Assessment Tool (PRAT) for each foreign institution participating in the project; 4) Three new topics in Thrust Area 3 have been added in Attachment 8.

** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil. Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **
Added: Nov 13, 2013 2:06 pm
Amendment 16 posted on 1 November 2013. **AMENDED November 2013** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 16.  Please review this package for the most up-to-date information.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety.  The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: subcontracting requirement was updated. **Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil.  Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7. **
Added: Mar 04, 2014 5:15 pm
Amendment 17 posted on 3 March 2014.  ** AMENDED March 2014 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 17.  Please review this package for the most up-to-date information.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety.  The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: Thrusts 1-5, Topic B: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Academic Engagement Partners (AEP) was removed and is no longer a valid topic for submissions.  ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil.  Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7. **
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HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA
Posted Date:
September 25, 2009
Description: HDTRA-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 15, 2009
Amendment 1.docx (36.14 Kb)
Description: Amendment 001

Questions & Answers #1

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Questions & Answers #1
Posted Date:
October 15, 2009
Description: Questions & Answers #1

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 23, 2010
Description: Revised Full Announcement (Amendment 2) 23Mar10

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 7, 2010
Description: Revised Full Announcement (Amendment 3) 7Jun10

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 16, 2011
Description: Revised Full Announcement (Amendment 4) 16Feb11

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 24, 2012
Description: Amendment #5

Amendment 6

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 28, 2012
Description: Revised Full Announcement (Amendment 6) 28Jun12

Amendment 7

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
August 15, 2012
Description: Amendment 7

Amendment 8

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 23, 2012
Description: Revised Full Announcement (Amendment 8) 22Oct12

Amendment 9

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 22, 2013
Description: Amendment # 11 to the HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA.

Amendment 10

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 25, 2013
Description: Amendment 12 has posted on 25 February 2013. ** AMENDED February 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 12. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: Thrusts 1-5 Topic C was removed from this Amendment. ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **

Amendment 11

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
August 26, 2013
Description: Amendment 13 has posted on 2 August 2013. ** AMENDED August 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 13. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: the budget forms have changed. ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil ** Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 **

Amendment 12

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 18, 2013
Description: Amendment 14 has posted on 18 September 2013. ** AMENDED September 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 14. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: 1) Topics published in Attachment 8 now include topic-specific pre-coordination requirements; 2) Thrusts 1-5, Topic A: Postdoctoral Fellowship was removed and is no longer a valid topic for submissions; 3) Applications for Thrusts 1-5, Topic B: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Academic Engagement Partners (AEP) and Thrust Area 6 must now include a Protocol Risk Assessment Tool (PRAT) for each foreign institution participating in the project; 4) Three new topics in Thrust Area 3 have been added in Attachment 8.

** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil. Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 .**

Amendment 13

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 17, 2013
Description: Amendment 15 has posted on 17 October 2013. ** AMENDED October 2013 ** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 15. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: 1) Thrust Area 3, Topics D, E, and F were removed and are no longer valid topics for submissions, and 2) Update of Section V.3.3. to revise listing of support contractors who have access to pre-application white paper and invited proposal information. ** Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil. Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 .**

Amendment 14

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
November 13, 2013
Description: Amendment 16 posted on 1 November 2013. **AMENDED November 2013** The latest revision to this BAA is posted as Amendment 16. Please review this BAA package for the most up-to-date information. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Amendment in its entirety. The substantial change for this amendment is as follows: a subcontracting requirement was updated. **Please note that ALL general correspondence for this BAA must be sent to HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD@dtra.mil. Thrust Area specific correspondence must be sent to the applicable Thrust Area e-mail address in Attachment 7 .**

Amendment 15

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 4, 2014
Description: Amendment 17
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