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Solicitation Number: BARDA-CBRN-BAA-11-100-SOL-00009
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of the Secretary
Location: Acquisitions Management, Contracts, & Grants (AMCG)
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Added: Feb 18, 2011 4:59 pm
BARDA encourages the advanced research, development and acquisition of medical countermeasures such as vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics, as well as innovative approaches to meet the threat of CBRN agents in support of the preparedness mission and priorities of the HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) articulated in the PHEMCE Implementation Plan for CBRN Threats. The Implementation Plan is located on the ASPR website:

In addition, the Pandemic and All Hazard Preparedness Act (PAHPA) directs BARDA to promote (i) innovations in technologies that may assist countermeasure and product advanced research and development (ii) research on and development of research tools and other devices and technologies and (iii) research to promote strategic initiations. The PAHPA is also located on the ASPR website:

The purpose of this BAA is to solicit proposals that focus on one or more of the following areas of interest as listed here and further described in Part I.

Research Areas of Interest:

1. Vaccines Development
2. Antitoxins and Therapeutics
3. Antimicrobials and Antivirals
4. Radiological and Nuclear Agent Countermeasures
5. Chemical Agent Countermeasures
6. Diagnostics

BARDA anticipates that research and development activities awarded from this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) will serve to advance the knowledge and scientific understanding of candidates' countermeasures for CBRN threats toward eventual FDA approval and their inclusion in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

The Government intends to have a full & open competition for this requirement in the form of a BAA. This synopsis is not a BAA; a BAA is anticipated on March 4, 2011. The Government expects to make 1 or more awards, subject to the availability of funds, on or about September 16, 2011.


Contact Information:

Comments to this announcement, referencing synopsis BARDA-CBRN-BAA-11-100-SOL-00009 may be submitted to

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-proposal conference will be held on March 23rd, 2011 from 2-4 pm at the following address:

200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Hubert H Humphrey Building 7th floor Room 725A
Washington, DC 20201

Please note the following regarding the pre-proposal conference:

1. Enter the Humphrey Building at the Independence Avenue Street entrance.
2. Arrive 30 minutes early to allow time to clear security.
3. Bring a state-issued form of identification.*
4. The closest metro stop is Federal Center SW
5. Attendance is limited to a maximum of two (2) people per company. Email the names of your attendees to by Friday, March 11, 2011.
6. Tape recorders and videos are prohibited.
7. Presentation material from the conference will be posted on FedBizOpps in an amendment to the BAA following the pre-proposal conference

* Be advised that in order to obtain security clearance, advanced notification must be provided by all attendees who are not United States citizens.

Pre-proposal Conference #2: A second pre-proposal conference is anticipated on or about June 8, 2011 in San Diego, CA and will be announced in a subsequent FedBizOpps amendment to this BAA.

Questions from industry regarding the Special Instruction B (announced in a subsequent FedBizOpps amendment) may be emailed to no later than March 15, 2011. Submitted questions will be addressed during the March 23rd Pre-Proposal Conference.

NOTE: For those unable to attend, you may choose to dial-in and still participate in the conference. Please notify us of your interest in this option and use the following dial-in information: 1-800-369-2101 Participant code # 45746.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR)
Department of Health and Human Services
330 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
United States
Contracting Office Mailing Address:

Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts & Grants
330 Independence Avenue, SW, # G640
Washington, DC, 20201

United States
Matthew A. McCord,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 202.260.0689
Glynis Fisher,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202.260.1880