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Past Solicitations
HSHQDC-14-R-B0009
BAA 14-003: DHS S&T CBD OBAA for Chemical and Biological R&D related areas of interest

This announcement does not request any proposals at this time. Requests for Proposals (or Calls) will be accomplished via amendments to this BAA. The over-arching strategy of this BAA involves the use of this 3.5-year Open BAA(OBAA) to quickly and efficiently execute research and development to deliver practical solutions to urgent chemical and biological defense priorities. This strategy will provide DHS an acquisition tool with the flexibility to solicit proposals and make awards to perform rapid prototyping of technical solutions to meet present and compelling chemical and biological defense needs, as ever-changing urgent operational issues and capability gaps are identified. The BAA will remain "open" for 3.5 years; however, proposals will only be solicited and accepted during calls. Each call will identify topics and contain a common cut-off date for proposal submission. Proposals received after the specified due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c)(3). Calls for proposals (made by amendments to this BAA) will occur periodically throughout the life of this over-arching BAA. Each call will: (1) identify specific topic areas; (2) identify any changes to the standard evaluation criteria or proposal preparation instructions, and; (3) contain common cutoff dates for proposal submissions.

Past Call(s)

BAA 14-003 Call 0022 - CAPABILITIES IN ADVANCED PATHOGEN CHARACTERIZATION AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

Open date:

05/19/2017

White Paper Registration Deadline:

08/18/2017 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

06/19/2017 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

08/18/2017 03:00 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using and developing state-of-the-art technologies to make America safer. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is focused on developing innovative technology solutions and providing assessments, analyses and reports for the Homeland Security Enterprise. DHS's mission space includes preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from intentional or accidental introduction of biological and chemical agents that present a threat against the Nation's human population and critical infrastructure. The Chemical Biological Defense Division (CBD) within the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of DHS S&T supports this preparation for a biological threat event by identifying and developing technologies for DHS operational components to increase situational awareness, reduce potential consequences, and quicken appropriate responses. To ensure current and continuous customer, stakeholder, and...

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BAA 14-003 Call 0021 - Creation of Bacterial Select Agent Repository and Test-Bed for DHS Assays

Open date:

04/05/2017

Registration Deadline:

05/08/2017 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

05/08/2017 03:00 PM ET

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), S&T/CBD is to provide technologies, methods, and solutions to enable the detection of biological agents of concern in a timely manner, and to identify the target agents with a high degree of confidence. As the threat of bioterrorism evolves, DHS intends to assess a wide spectrum of potential technologies that can enhance its capabilities. DHS's mission space includes preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from intentional or accidental introduction of biological and chemical agents which present a threat against the Nation's human population and critical infrastructure. To support this mission, DHS and its state and local partners have a need to quickly collect reliable information to enable a swift and confident response to a biological and/or chemical threat. The Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) Division within DHS S&T is working toward developing detection assays for the identification of Bacterial Select ...

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BAA 14-003 Call 0020 - Methods and Technologies to Enhance the Collection and Analysis of Biothreat Agents in the Environment

Open date:

04/03/2017

Registration Deadline:

05/03/2017 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

05/03/2017 03:00 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using cutting-edge technologies and scientific talent in its mission to make America safer. The DHS Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) is tasked with researching and organizing the scientific, engineering, and technological resources of the United States and leveraging these existing resources into technological tools to help protect the homeland. The Chemical and Biological Defense Division of S&T supports this mission by identifying and developing technologies for the DHS operational components that are needed to reduce the probability and potential consequences of a biological pathogen or a chemical attack on the nation's civilian population, its infrastructure, or its agricultural system.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0019 - Analytics for Prediction of Bio-Threat Incidents

Open date:

01/10/2017

White Paper Registration Deadline:

02/07/2017 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

02/07/2017 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

04/19/2017 04:30 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using and developing state-of the-art technologies to make America safer. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is focused on developing innovative technology solutions and providing assessments, analyses and reports for the Homeland Security Enterprise. DHS's mission space includes preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from intentional or accidental introduction of biological and chemical agents that present a threat against the Nation's human population and critical infrastructure. The Chemical Biological Defense Division (CBD) within the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of DHS S&T supports this preparation for a biological threat event by identifying and developing technologies for DHS operational components to increase situational awareness, reduce potential consequences, and quicken appropriate responses. To ensure current and continuous customer, stakeholder, and ...

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BAA 14-003 Call 0018 - Multi-Drug Resistance Assays

Open date:

12/28/2016

Registration Deadline:

01/31/2017 11:59 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

01/31/2017 11:59 PM ET

Characterization of Extensively Multi-drug Resistant Gram-negative Isolates for the Development and Production of Detection/Characterization Assays

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BAA 14-003 Call 0017 - Multiplexed Molecular Diagnostic Device (MMDD)

Open date:

04/13/2016

Registration Deadline:

05/13/2016 03:30 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

05/13/2016 03:30 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using cutting-edge technologies and scientific talent in its mission to make America safer. The DHS Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) is tasked with researching and organizing the scientific, engineering, and technological resources of the United States and leveraging these existing resources into technological tools to help protect the homeland. The Chemical and Biological Defense Division of S&T supports this mission by identifying and developing technologies for the DHS operational components that are needed to reduce the probability and potential consequences of a biological pathogen or a chemical attack on the nation's civilian population, its infrastructure, or its agricultural system.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0016 - Directed-Specific Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) of Virulence Genes w/ Detection by Next Generation Sequencing

Open date:

02/16/2016

Registration Deadline:

05/05/2016 01:45 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

05/05/2016 01:45 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using cutting-edge technologies and scientific talent in its mission to make America safer. The DHS Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) is tasked with researching and organizing the scientific, engineering, and technological resources of the United States and leveraging these existing resources into technological tools to help protect the homeland. The Chemical and Biological Defense Division of S&T supports this mission by identifying and developing technologies for the DHS operational components that are needed to reduce the probability and potential consequences of a biological pathogen or a chemical attack on the nation's civilian population, its infrastructure, or its agricultural system.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0011 - Development of an Architecture for Defense against Malignant Synthetic Biothreat Agents

Open date:

02/24/2016

Registration Deadline:

03/18/2016 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

03/18/2016 03:00 PM ET

DHS S&T is committed to staying abreast of technological and scientific developments that may adversely impact the population, homeland and interests of the United States. Recent developments in the field of synthetic biology (the purposeful design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems), have changed the biodefense landscape drastically. Aside from its potential to change industries and lives usefully, synthetic biology has vastly accelerated the capability to design, develop and produce biological organisms and/or threat agents that may harm United States interests, individuals, and industries. To be prepared for such a possibility, decision-makers must incorporate into their thinking the threats and risks that may stem from these developments.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0014 - Bioforensics Research and Development (R&D) Whole Genome Approach

Open date:

12/09/2015

White Paper Registration Deadline:

01/07/2016 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

01/07/2016 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

03/08/2016 12:00 PM ET

Research and development of next generation and novel technologies to characterize biological and chemical threat agents for source attribution in support of FBI and NBFAC requirements in a criminal investigation. These include novel technologies to characterize the organism, the agent, or the sample matrix.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0013 - Wildlife Sustainability

Open date:

01/20/2016

Registration Deadline:

02/19/2016 02:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

02/19/2016 02:00 PM ET

The Agriculture Defense Branch of Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate is seeking information about the susceptibility of North American wildlife species to Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs) and zoonotic diseases deemed tier 2 and 3 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide gap analyses and inform potential future projects. Additional information is sought for surveillance methodologies, diagnostic sampling, testing, and disease countermeasures used in wildlife species. We are also seeking information regarding vectorcompetence of North American arthropod species for High Consequence or Transboundary Foreign Animal Diseases and information on other diseases of wildlife with economic importance to agriculture or aquaculture.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0015 - Creation and Validation of Saxitoxins Detection Assays

Open date:

12/08/2015

Registration Deadline:

01/19/2016 03:30 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

01/19/2016 03:30 PM ET

Chemical and Biological Research and Development CBD.01 - Diagnostics and Agent Characterization: Research to develop rapid, robust, and affordable diagnostic tools to support detection, response, recovery, and real-time bio-surveillance and situational awareness. CBD's interest in diagnostics includes efforts in the areas of biological assays, sample preparation, advanced diagnostics (e.g. multiplex, high throughput, low-cost, field-deployable, complex sample matrices (environmental, milk, blood, oral/nasal, sputum), multiple target types, pathogen agnostic diagnostics), and agent characterization of chemical or biological materials. CBD's interest includes new or improved rapid diagnostic tests that facilitate foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak surveillance, response, and recovery in livestock.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0012 - African Swine Fever Antigen

Open date:

07/23/2015

Registration Deadline:

08/22/2015 01:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

08/22/2015 01:00 PM ET

Chemical and Biological Research and Development CBD.07 Vaccines and Therapeutics: New, cost-effective, biological-based countermeasures for foreign animal disease (FAD) and zoonotic pathogens affecting major domestic livestock species. Specific areas of interest are cattle and swine product candidates based on molecular or recombinant vaccine platforms previously shown to be safe and effective against other infectious animal or human biodefense disease targets, panvalent vaccines and novel biological-derived broad spectrum antiviral agents with an established immune-based mechanism of action. (1) New, molecular-based or recombinant vaccine candidates that improve the onset of protective immunity and can differentiate infected from vaccinated animals. (2) Novel immunostimulants, adjuvants, or biological-based agents with an immune-based mechanism of action that can improve pathogen-specific vaccine efficacy and/or vaccine potency. (3) New molecular or recombinant-based vacc...

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BAA 14-003 Call 0009 - Chemical Attribution Signature Studies for Chemical Threat Agents

Open date:

04/27/2015

White Paper Registration Deadline:

06/05/2015 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

06/05/2015 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

07/14/2015 04:30 PM ET

This Call will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of both White Papers and Full Proposals. Phase 1 will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of the White Papers (using standardized DHS Chemical Biological Division Project Proposal Form format) from potential performers. Entries in the various sections of the Project Proposal Forms (White Papers) should be concise and conform to the specified formatting and word count limitations (see OBAA Attachment A). No formal transmittal letter is required for the Phase 1 responses. Once the white paper peer/scientific review down-selection process has been completed, offerors will be notified via e-mail, or in writing, whether as a result of their white paper submission review, they are either encouraged or not encouraged to submit full proposals. Phase 2 will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of full proposals by those offerors of the white paper submissions who were encouraged to submit full...

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BAA 14-003 Call 0008 - RFID Sample Repository and Inventory Database Project

Open date:

03/11/2015

White Paper Registration Deadline:

06/05/2015 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

04/15/2015 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

06/12/2015 03:00 PM ET

BAA 14-003 Call 0010 - Thermotherapy

Open date:

04/20/2015

Registration Deadline:

05/19/2015 12:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

05/19/2015 12:00 PM ET

There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Full proposals received after the designated closing date/time will be rejected and will not be further considered for award. In the event that the requirement is cancelled, the government will not reimburse the contractor for proposal costs or any related costs. Note: This Call will be conducted in accordance with the Single-Phased Evaluation Process as described under Section 1.6 of the OBAA. The OBAA Solicitation HSHQDC-14-R-B00009 was posted on Federal Business Opportunities on June 16, 2014. See Link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3935288433485a6ee877134ac7d2a8a9&tab=core&_cview =1

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BAA 14-003 Call 0003 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

01/23/2015

White Paper Registration Deadline:

02/20/2015 03:00 PM ET

White Paper Submission Deadline:

02/20/2015 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

04/10/2015 03:00 PM ET

This Call will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of both White Papers and Full Proposals. Under this evaluation, Phase 1 will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of the White Papers (using standardized DHS Chemical Biological Defense Division Project Proposal Form format) from potential performers. Entries in the various sections of the Project Proposal Forms (White Papers) should be concise and conform to the specified formatting and word count limitations. No formal transmittal letter is required for the Phase 1 responses. Once the white paper peer/scientific review process has been completed, offerors will be notified via e-mail, or in writing, whether as a result of its white paper submission, the offeror is encouraged or not encouraged to submit full proposals.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0007 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

03/03/2015

Registration Deadline:

04/03/2015 12:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

04/03/2015 12:00 PM ET

Full proposals are due by 4:00 pm EST on the closing date. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Full Proposals received after the designated closing date/time will not be considered. This Call will be conducted in accordance with the Single-Phased Evaluation Process as described under Section 1.6 of the OBAA. The OBAA Solicitation HSHQDC-14-R-B00009 was posted on Federal Business Opportunities on June 16, 2014. See Link https://www.fbo.gov/index?mode=form&id=59fb4fd55df126478cb38df3945696f2&tab=ntype

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BAA 14-003 Call 0006 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

03/03/2015

Registration Deadline:

04/03/2015 12:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

04/03/2015 12:00 PM ET

Full proposals are due by 4:00 pm EST on the closing date. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Full Proposals received after the designated closing date/time will not be considered. Questions: Any questions concerning this call must be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist at brigetta.weatherington@hq.dhs.gov and copy the Contracting Officer at Michael. Jones@hq.dhs.gov no later than March 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0005 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

02/19/2015

Registration Deadline:

03/23/2015 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

03/23/2015 03:00 PM ET

Full proposals are due by 3:00pm EST on the closing date. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Full Proposals received after the designated closing date/time will not be considered. This Call will be conducted in accordance with the Single-Phased Evaluation Process as described under Section 1.6 of the OBAA. The OBAA Solicitation HSHQDC-14-R-B00009 was posted on Federal Business Opportunities on June 16, 2014.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0004 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

02/12/2015

Registration Deadline:

03/12/2015 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

03/12/2015 03:00 PM ET

This call will consist of the solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of a Full Proposal, limited to 30 pages, excluding the Formal Transmittal Letter, Cover Page, Summary of Costs and Related Information, Table of Contents and resumes/biographical information for proposed performers. Once the Full Proposal peer/scientific review process has been completed, offerors will be notified via e-mail, or in writing, that its proposal has been selected, selected but not funded, or not selected for award.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0001 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

07/24/2014

Registration Deadline:

09/02/2014 03:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

09/02/2014 03:00 PM ET

Description: Announcement Number: BAA 14-003/Call 0001 FBO Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-14-R-B0009 Solicitation Open/Close Dates: Open Date: 24 July 2014 Close Date: 25 August 2014 Full Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. EST time on the closing date. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Proposals received after the closing date/time will not be considered.

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BAA 14-003 Call 0002 - DHS S&T CBD for Chemical and Biological R&D

Open date:

07/29/2014

Registration Deadline:

08/25/2014 12:00 PM ET

Proposal Submission Deadline:

08/25/2014 12:00 PM ET

Call 0002 Open/Close Dates: Open Date: July 29, 2014 Close Date: August 25, 2014 Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. EST time on the closing date. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. Proposals received after the closing date/time will not be considered. Please submit all full proposals via the DHS BAA portal: https://baa2.st.dhs.gov. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FULL PROPOSALS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER OR THE CONTRACTING SPECIALIST.

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Key Dates
Pre-Solicitation Open Date:
06/16/2014
Pre-Solicitation Close Date:
06/16/2018 12:00 AM ET
Solicitation Open Date:
06/16/2014
White Paper Registration Deadline:
06/16/2018 12:00 AM ET
White Paper Submission Deadline:
06/16/2018 12:00 AM ET
Submission Deadline:
06/16/2018 12:00 AM ET




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