This solicitation is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be issued in this matter. This announcement does not request any proposals at this time. Solicitations (or Calls) requesting white papers or proposals will be accomplished via amendments to this BAA. This BAA is issued in support of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Explosives Division (EXD) targeted research and development (R&D) projects. This Apex Screening at Speed (Apex SaS) BAA will be open for five years from the date publicized on the Government's Point of Entry (GPE), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website. The strategy for a five-year BAA with the ability to make Calls throughout the life of the BAA will allow for quick and efficient delivery of practical R&D services to generate potential solutions for each Topic Area. Periodically during the five years, individual Calls for white papers or proposals responding to the specified Apex SaS program capability need will be solicited in FBO against this BAA. Each Call will (1) identify specific details regarding the Call Topic Area, (2) identify submission instructions in addition to those outlined in this BAA, and (3) contain a common cutoff date for submissions. The Call details will be such that interested and capable contractors can tailor a response and provide a submission in response to the Call.
This BAA Call solicitation (HSHQDC-17-R-B0003) is a call issued against Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Explosives Division (EXD), 5-Year Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), HSHQDC-16-R-B0004 Apex Screening at Speed Program (Apex SaS). All terms and conditions of the DHS S&T EXD 5-Year BAA HSHQDC-16-R-B0004 apply to this solicitation unless otherwise noted herein.Click Here To View Call Details