National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement
Solicitation Number: N00014-17-S-B016
Notice Type: Presolicitation
Posted Date: July 14, 2017
Deadline: Proposals responding to Topic 1 or Topic 2 are due October 16, 2017. Letters of Intent responding to Topic 3 are due October 16, 2017 and full proposals are due January 29, 2018.
On behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicits research proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA #N00014-17-S-B016). The NOPP was established by Congress via Title II, subtitle E, of Public Law 104-201 to promote the national goals of assuring national security, advancing economic development, protecting quality of life, and strengthening science education and communication by improving knowledge of the ocean. There are over twenty agencies participating in the NOPP.
In this BAA, NOPP participants have identified three ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest. Selected projects will be awarded and funded by individual agencies after the NOPP office, ONR and panels of experts conduct an evaluation of the full proposals from each topic. The NOPP office will notify all offerors of their status in writing and provide the 2018 NOPP project announcement on their website. Up to $18.5 million over five years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies. NOPP partner funding will be dependent on proposal topic availability and individual agency policies, procedures and regulations. There will be no classified work funded under this solicitation.
This publication constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016, the Department of Defense Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARS) 22.315(a), and DoD’s Other Transaction Guide for Prototypes Projects, USD(AT&L), OT Guide, Jan 2001. A formal Request for Proposals (RFP), other solicitation, or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will not issue paper copies of this announcement. The ONR reserves the right to fund all, some or none of the proposals received under this BAA. ONR provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. It is the policy of ONR to treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
This BAA provides research opportunities for the following three topics:
Topic 1. CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmospheric Dynamics
Topic 2. Improved & Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data
Topic 3. In-situ Ocean Sensor Research & Technology Development
3A. Power Reduction and/or Miniaturization of In-situ Ocean Sensors and Improved On Board Processing (Arctic/ Antarctic to Tropical and full water column)
3B. Sensor Research & Advanced Technology
3B1. Soft Matter Electronics and Ocean Sensors
3B2. In-situ Ocean Sensors for “OMICs”
3B3. Next Generation Autonomous In-situ Ocean Sensors
3C. Improving Technology Readiness Levels of Existing & Emerging Autonomous In-situ Ocean Sensors
CONTACT INFORMATION AND POINT OF CONTACT (POC)
1. For Contractual questions please email: Ms. Russelle Dunson, Contracting Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. For Technical questions, please email: The NOPP Office at email@example.com
Note: All UNCLASSIFIED technical questions associated with this BAA will be collected by the NOPP office. ONR will work with all of the NOPP partner representatives to answer questions promptly and post answers on the NOPP website. Questions submitted within 2 weeks prior to a deadline may not be answered, and the due date for submission of the full proposal will not be extended.
Note: Comments or questions submitted should be concise and to the point, eliminating any unnecessary verbiage. In addition, the relevant part and paragraph of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) should be referenced.
Responses to technical questions will be posted HERE.