Past Solicitations
BAA 15DHS-002
Detection Systems for Identifying Agricultural Pathogens

This solicitation is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016 to provide for competitive selection of research proposals. A formal Request for Proposals (RFP), solicitation or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued. This BAA is issued by the Department of the Interior, Interior Business Center (DOI/IBC), Acquisition Services Directorate on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate. DOI/IBC will not issue paper copies of this announcement. All proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. All proposals will be treated as sensitive competitive information and their contents will be disclosed only for the purpose of evaluation. DOI/IBC reserves the right to select for award and fund all, some, or none of the Full Proposals received in response to this solicitation. No funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs will be allowed. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. However, depending on the markings on the proposal, DOI/IBC will adhere to FAR policy on handling source selection information and proprietary proposals. It is the policy of DOI/IBC to treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation The Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Chemical and Biological Defense Division is the responsible agency for review/selection of Full Proposals. The due date for receipt of Full Proposals is 4:30 P.M. (Local Eastern Time) on June 01, 2015. Full Proposals WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after the published due date. It is anticipated that negotiations for award will commence on or about June 16, 2015. As soon as the final proposal evaluation process is complete, the Offeror will be notified via e-mail of its selection or non-selection for an award. Full Proposals exceeding the page limit will not be evaluated.

Topics

TTA-1 - Pen-side agricultural screening tool

Develop a pen-side agricultural screening tool. This tool needs to be simple enough to be part of the field diagnostician tool kit, easy to use and inexpensive, with minimal sample manipulation.

TTA-2 - Multiplex syndromic surveillance panel screening tool

Develop a multiplex syndromic surveillance panel approach as an agricultural screening tool. This could be a laboratory based approach or a field deployable approach. Syndromic surveillance uses health-related data that precede diagnosis and signal a sufficient probability of a case or an outbreak to warrant further public health response. The regular and systematic collection, assembly and analysis of health related data of animals in real-time would be useful for outbreak recognition and response management.

TTA-3 - Singleplex and multiplex PCR methods for detection of swine diseases

Develop singleplex and multiplex PCR methods for detection of swine diseases in oral fluids.

TTA-4 - Develop or evaluate a commercially available transport media for safe transport and stabilization of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) and antibodies

Develop or evaluate a commercially available transport media for safe transport and stabilization of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) and antibodies for downstream serological testing.

Key Dates
Solicitation Open Date:
04/17/2015
Registration Deadline:
06/01/2015 04:30 PM ET
Submission Deadline:
06/01/2015 04:30 PM ET




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