BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) 05-05 DARPA neXt Generation (XG) Communications Phase III; CLOSING DATE: 26 OCT 05; FULL PROPOSALS FOR FIRST SELECTIONS: 12:00 Local Time, Arlington, VA; 13 December 2004. POC: Preston Marshall, DARPA/ATO; Email: BAA05firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://www.darpa.mil/ato/solicit/xg/index.htm
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND DESCRIPTION: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency?s (DARPA) Advanced Technology Office (ATO) is soliciting proposals under this BAA for the development and demonstration of prototype spectrum agile radios. These radios are to dynamically adapt to changing spectrum environments within the limits of usage policies with an objective to access 10 times more spectrum without causing harmful interference to non-cooperative radios.
This BAA shall remain open for one (1) year from the date of publication on www.fedbizopps.gov and www.fedgrants.gov. Although the Government may select proposals for award at any time during this period, it is anticipated that the majority of funding for this program will be committed during the initial selections. Proposers may submit a full proposal in accordance with the instruction provided in the Proposer Information Pamphlet (PIP) at any time up to the proposal due date. In order to be considered during the initial round of funding, full proposals must be submitted to DARPA, 3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1714 (Attn.: BAA 05-05) on or before 12:00 Local Time, Arlington, VA on 13 December 2004.
All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government's needs may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable areas of this research for exclusive competition among these entities. This BAA affords proposers the choice of submitting proposals for the award of a Grant, Cooperative Agreement, Contract, Technology Investment Agreement, Other Transaction for Prototype Agreement, or such other appropriate award instrument. The type of procurement or assistance vehicle awarded will be determined by the government.
EVALUATION CRITERIA: The criteria to be used to evaluate and select proposals for this project are, in order of importance: (a) XG Prototype; (b) XG Prototype Demonstration Program; (c) Management Approach; and (d) Potential Contribution and Relevance to the DARPA Mission; and (e) Cost Realism. Each proposal will be evaluated on the merit and relevance of the specific proposal as it relates to the program rather than against other proposals for research in the same general area, since no common work statement exists.
The Government reserves the right to select for award all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this BAA, and awards may be made without discussions. DARPA may choose to select for negotiation all of a given proposal, or selected portions thereof.
ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE: Proposers choosing to respond to this BAA must read the associated PIP available at www.fedbizopps.gov and www.fedgrants.gov, which provides specific information about this BAA, including instructions on how to respond.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Research and Technology Development
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Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Contracts Management Office