The NRL’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued under the provisions of paragraphs 3 5. 016 and 6. 102(d)(2) of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Proposals may range from theoretical studies to proof-of-concept to include fabrication and delivery of a prototype.
this is limited to research procurements for which it would be impossible to draft an adequate RFP in sufficient detail without restraining the technical response and thus hindering competition rather than expanding it.
BAA topics include all NRL sites located in the Washington, DC area, the Stennis Space Center, MS, and Monterey, CA.
Proposals submitted in response to a BAA announcement that are selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and are in full compliance with the provisions of Public Law 98-369, "The Competition in Contracting Act of 198 4. "NRL is interested in receiving proposals for the research efforts described under this BAA.
This announcement is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to make any award or to pay for any proposal preparation costs.
The cost of proposal preparation for response to a BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resultant contract or any other contract; however, it may be an allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost specified in FAR 3 1. 205-1 8.