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Broad Agency Announcement

United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement | USAMRMC BAA


The United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation procedure intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas. It is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 (Public Law 98-369),* as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016 and in DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGAR) 22.315. The USAMRMC BAA provides a general description of the USAMRMC's research and development programs, including: research areas of interest; general information; evaluation and selection criteria; and proposal/application preparation instructions. Research funded through the USAMRMC BAA is intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge. Research proposals/applications are sought from national, international, for-profit, non-profit, public, and private organizations. The USAMRMC BAA is a continuously open announcement; pre-proposals/pre-applications and proposals/applications may be submitted at any time throughout the 5-year period.


PRE-PROPOSAL/PRE-APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS:

To conserve both submitters' and federal government resources, organizations are required to submit preliminary proposals/applications (pre-proposals/pre-applications) so that the government can determine whether a proposed research idea meets the USAMRMC's mission and requirements. After government review, if the USAMRMC is interested in receiving a full proposal/application, the Principal Investigator (PI) will be invited to submit a full proposal/application. A full proposal/application will not be accepted if the PI has not submitted a pre-proposal/pre-application and received an invitation to submit a full proposal/application.

Pre-proposals/pre-applications can no longer be submitted through USAMRAA's web site. All pre-proposals/pre-applications must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). You can access eBRAP, along with submission instructions and forms, through https://eBRAP.org. The PI must register in eBRAP and the organization's Business Official must either be named or invited before a pre-proposal/pre-application can be submitted. eBRAP is managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) office.


NEW FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

The open period of the BAA has been extended to 5 years and will be amended annually with any updates

The format of the BAA has been revised to conform to Chapter II of Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 200.203 “Notices of funding opportunities.”

The “Research Areas of Interest” can be found in Appendix I.


ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT AWARDS:

Total Period of Performance may be proposed up to 4 years.

Any assistance agreement (grant or cooperative agreement) awarded under this BAA will be governed by the award terms and conditions that conform to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance in 2 CFR part 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.” DoD implementation is located in Chapter XI of Title 2, CFR.


CONTRACT AWARDS:

Total Period of Performance may be proposed up to 5 years, except for conference or symposium support contracts.


USAMRMC BAA # W81XWH18SBAA1

The USAMRMC BAA, Funding Opportunity Announcement Number W81XWH18SBAA1, is located on Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov. To access the USAMRMC BAA, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. On the Grants.gov homepage, click the tab "SEARCH GRANTS";
     
  2. In the "Opportunity Number" block, enter W81XWH18SBAA1; or
     
  3. In the "CFDA" block, enter 12.420, and perform a "Search." Under the "Opportunity Number" column, look for number W81XWH18SBAA1 in the list.

The USAMRMC BAA # W81XWH18SBAA1 contains several changes from previous USAMRMC BAAs. Read each section carefully.

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*The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 issued as Public Law 98-369 (98 stat, 1175 et seq.) authorizes use of "general solicitations" or Broad Agency Announcements (BAA's). The use of general solicitations is limited by CICA to "basic research proposals." Contracts awarded under these general solicitations meet the "full and open" competition requirements of CICA.

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