Broad Agency Announcements

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation procedure used to obtain proposals for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. The BAA is described in FAR 6.102, "Use of Competitive Procedures," and FAR 35.016, "Broad Agency Announcements."

Basic Authority - The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 issued as Public Law 98-369 (98 stat, 1175 et seq.) authorizes use of "general solicitations" or Broad Agency Announcements (BAA's). The use of general solicitations is limited by CICA to "basic research proposals." Contracts awarded under these general solicitations meet the "full and open" competition requirements of CICA.

The type of research solicited under a BAA attempts to increase knowledge in science and/or to advance the state of the art as compared to practical application of knowledge.

Funding Opportunities — Open Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)

BAA Forms

Long Term BAA

Title of Solicitation Solicitation Number Date Posted Closing Date
ARO Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Fundamental Research for 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2022

Amendment 3
Summary of Changes
W911NF-17-S-0002 25 may 2018 31 March 2022
ARL Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022

Amendment 7
Summary of Changes
W911NF-17-S-0003 01 April 2017 31 March 2022
Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC)

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W911NF-17-R-0001 October 2016 15 October 2021

Short Term BAA

Title of Solicitation Solicitation Number Date Posted Closing Date
Department of Defense Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) Fiscal Year 2019

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W911NF-19-S-0007 25 February 2019 Concept Papers due by 25 March 2019 by 4:00 PM EDST

Amendment 1
Summary of Changes
W911NF-18-S-0009 08 June 2018 31 July 2018 by 4:00pm EDST
Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium (DSEC) Cooperative Agreement

Amendment 1
W911NF-18-S-0008 24 May 2018 July 18, 2018
ARL Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority-Serving Institutions (MI) Undergraduate Student Design Competition

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W911NF-18-S-0012 18 September 2018 Applications Due January 15, 2019 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
FY19 Research and Education Program (REP) for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation

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W911NF-18-S-0006 08 May 2018 Applications received by August 16, 2018 by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program Innovation Corps @ Department of Defense (I-Corps @ DoD) Fiscal Year 2018

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W911NF-18-S-0004 10 April 2018 Informal White Papers due: 8 June 2018

Applications Due: 10 August 2018 4:00pm local Durham, NC time.
FY 2019 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

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ONR Announcement # N00014-18-S-F006
ARO Announcement # W911NF18S0003
AFOSR Announcement # FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2018-0001
09 April 2018 White Paper Inquiries and Questions
15 June 2018 (Friday)
White Papers must be received no later than
29 June 2018 (Friday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Application Inquiries and Questions
02 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Applications must be received no later than
16 October 2018 (Tuesday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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ARO: W911NF18S0002
ONR: N00014-18-S-F007
April 2018 Proposal Deadline:
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight time

Inquiries and Questions Deadline:
Friday, June 15, 2018

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Last Update / Reviewed: April 19, 2018