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BAA How To Apply "Blueprint"
Eligibility Eligibility Identify Opportunity Identify Opporturnity

Identify Opportunity

Find the Opportunity (Solicitation) on FedBizOpps for which you'd like to apply: (FedBizOpps)

In the Keyword/Solicitation # search box, type "BAA" as your input.
In the Agency search box, type "DHS" as your input.

Opportunities may be divided into:

Pre solicitation
Prior to preparing and submitting White Papers, potential Offerors may submit informal inquiries using the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's Pre-Submission Inquiry form below. S&T personnel cannot assist in the preparation of a White Paper, nor can they propose any ideas they would like potential Offerors to address. S&T personnel can indicate whether an idea appears to be within the scope of the division's interests and this LRBAA.

Full solicitation
Requirements for submitting a white paper/full-proposal as well as evaluation criteria (factors and sub-factors) is detailed in each BAA/LRBAA FEDBIZOPS announcement.

Locate Opportunity Locate Opportunity Eligibility Eligibility

Locate Opportunity


In the DHS BAA Submissions Portal:

   (1) Under SOLICITATIONS -> Current Solicitations, select the solicitation identified at FedBizOpps.

   (2) Find details of solicitation such as...

       * Latest Amendments
       * Notices on FedBizOpps
       * Specific Topics within the Solicitation
       * Response Due Dates



   (3) Prepare to Apply...

Eligibility Eligibility Portal Requirements Portal Requirements

Portal Requirements


[x] Proposal/Application Specifics


Access the DHS BAA Submissions Portal: and...

(1) Register your company on DHS Submissions Portal, inf not already done, using the "PORTAL LOGIN" link (located in the top right corner) followed by "Register Now". Receive Log-In Account.

(2) Submit a Pre-Submission Inquiry, if applicable.

(3a) Log in and submit a White Paper, if applicable, by the response due date/time. Follow the format and content guidance provided in the Solicitation. Complete applicable sections:

       Cover Sheet
       Proposal Uploads
       Briefing Chart


(3b) Log in and submit a Full Proposal, as applicable, by the response due date/time. Follow the format and content guidance provided in the Solicitation. Complete applicable sections:

       Cover Sheet
       Cost Proposal
       Proposal Uploads
       Briefing Chart


(4) When you believe all required documents are ready for review, click on SUBMIT and ensure all buttons read "Complete".


Portal Review Portal Review Eligibility Eligibility

Portal Review


[x] White Paper/Proposal Evaluation


(1) The White Papers and Full Proposals will be evaluated in accordance to the evaluation criteria specified for the Solicitation.

(2) All properly submitted White Papers and Full Proposals that conform to the BAA requirements will be evaluated by a review panel comprised of Government technical experts drawn from staff within DHS S&T and other Federal agencies.

(3) Once the proposal evaluation process is complete, offerors will be notified of selection or non-selection for an award.

Post Award Post Award

Post Award


[x] Proposal Awarded


After Receiving Award, You're expected to...

       (1) Conduct research or develop technology as per the proposal submission.

       (2) Provide periodic status reports.

       (3) Minimize Period of Performance Extensions or modifications of funding agreement
            for increased dollar amounts.