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Past Solicitations
BAA 13-012
First Responders Group BAA

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate is announcing to business and academia its intent to solicit proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016. This announcement does not request any proposals at this time. Solicitations (or calls) for proposals will be accomplished via amendments to this BAA. The over-arching strategy of the BAA involves the use of this 5-year open-ended BAA to quickly and efficiently execute research and development to deliver practical solutions to urgent first responder problems. 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 first responder needs, as ever-changing urgent operational issues and capability gaps are identified. The BAA will remain "open" for 5 years; however, proposals will only be solicited and accepted during calls. Each call will identify solicitation 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. It is anticipated that solicitations issued under this BAA will be unrestricted. Small businesses are encouraged to propose on all of the solicitations. The NAICS code, unless otherwise stated in the BAA amendments, shall be 541712 (i.e., Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences except Biotechnology), and the size standard is 500 employees. Proposals submitted shall be in accordance with this BAA and its appropriate amendment(s). Interested offerors should be on alert for any BAA amendments that call for proposals, permit extensions to the proposal submission dates, or otherwise change the requirements of this BAA or its subsequent amendments. This announcement is restricted to work relating to basic and applied research and that portion of advanced technology development not related to a specific system or hardware procurement. This announcement does not cover support services, such as technical services, engineering services, or other types of support services. Such submissions are considered non-compliant with this BAA and will be rejected without evaluation. For additional details, please refer to the solicitation details located at FedBizOpps website.

Topics

SOO-A - Recorded Call Search and Retrieval Tool

Readily accessible, high-fidelity simulation tools to support training and exercises in incident management and response.

SOO-B - Transmit and Receive Multi Media Data Between the Incident and Responders

The ability to know the location of responders and their proximity to risks and hazards in real time. SOO-B: Transmit and Receive Multi Media Data Between the Incident and Responders

SOO-C - Firefighter Accountability and Proximity System

The ability to know the location of responders and their proximity to risks and hazards in real time. SOO-C: Firefighter Accountability and Proximity System

SOO-D - Research on Personal Area Network Interface and Compatibility Issues for Public Safety Personnel Protective Equipment

The ability to communicate with responders in any environmental conditions (including through barriers, inside buildings, and underground).

SOO-E - Remote Responder Monitoring

The ability to remotely monitor the tactical actions and progress of all responders involved in the incident in real time. SOO-E: Remote Responder Monitoring

SOO-F - Remote Identification for Tracking and Triage

The ability to remotely monitor the tactical actions and progress of all responders involved in the incident in real time. SOO-F: Remote Identification for Tracking and Triage

SOO-G - Base Ensemble for First Responders

Protective clothing and equipment for all first responders that protects against multiple hazards. SOO-G: Base Ensemble for First Responders

SOO-H - Thermal Imaging Camera Integrated with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Protective clothing and equipment for all first responders that protects against multiple hazards. SOO-H: Thermal Imaging Camera Integrated with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Key Dates
Solicitation Open Date:
06/04/2013
Registration Deadline:
06/05/2017 12:00 AM ET
Submission Deadline:
11/15/2013 04:00 PM ET


Amendments and Q&As
amendment icon Amendment # 7
Posted Date 7/6/17

( The purpose of Amendment 00011 to BAA 13-012 is to incorporate Version 9 of BAA 13-012, including t ...)
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The purpose of Amendment 00011 to BAA 13-012 is to incorporate Version 9 of BAA 13-012, including the change of the Full Proposal Page Limit.


amendment icon Amendment # 6
Posted Date 11/18/14
Amendment #5 on fbo.gov. BAA 13-012 Version 6.

amendment icon Amendment # 5
Posted Date 11/5/13
Amendment #4 on fbo.gov

amendment icon Amendment # 4
Posted Date 10/28/13
Amendment #3 on fbo.gov

amendment icon Amendment # 3
Posted Date 9/30/13
Call 0001 to BAA 13-012 - Solicitation 1 - Proposal Submission Deadline: 11/15/2013 04:00 PM ET

amendment icon Amendment # 2
Posted Date 9/30/13

amendment icon Amendment # 1
Posted Date 9/10/13



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