Notice to All Interested Offerors (25 April 2015):
If you have questions regarding Broad Agency Announcement W911NF-13-R-0001, please submit your question(s) in writing to the ACC (APG) RTP Point of Contact, Maria D.
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The full announcement lists and describes the topics of interest and cites the contact information for the associated Technical Point of Contact for each topic.
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The United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) announces the ARI FY13-18 Broad Agency Announcement for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Scientific Research.
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which sets forth research areas of interest to the U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, is issued under the provisions of paragraph 6. 102(d)(2) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides for the competitive selection of proposals.
Proposals submitted in response to this BAA and selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of Public Law 98-369 (The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984) and subsequent amendments.
The U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Armys lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues.
Programs funded under this BAA include basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development that can improve human performance and Army readiness.
The funding opportunity is divided into two sections- (1) Basic Research and (2) Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development.
The four major topic areas of research interest include the following:
(1) Training (2) Leader Development (3) Team and Inter-Organizational Performance in Complex Environments (4) Solider/Personnel Issues.
Funding of research and development (R&D) within ARI areas of interest will be determined by funding constraints and priorities set during each budget cycle.
Those contemplating submission of a proposal are encouraged to contact the ARI Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) identified in Part II Section G of this BAA or the responsible ARI Manager noted at the end of the technical area entry (Part II Section A of this BAA) to determine whether the R&D warrants further inquiry.
If the R&D warrants further inquiry and funding is available, submission of a proposal will be entertained.
The recommended three-step sequence is:
(1) Telephone Call to the ARI TPOC or Responsible ARI Manager (2) White Paper Submission (3) Full Proposal Submission.
Awards may be made in the form of contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements.
Proposals are sought from educational institutions, non-profit/not-for-profit organizations, and commercial organizations, domestic or foreign, for research and development (R&D) in those areas specified in Part II Section A of this BAA.
The U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences encourages Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Other Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) (FAR Part 2 6. 3), small businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses (FAR Part 19) to submit proposals for consideration.
Foreign owned, controlled, or influenced organizations are advised that security restrictions may apply that could preclude their participation in these efforts.
Government laboratories, Federal Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and U. S. Service Academies are not eligible to participate as prime contractors or recipients.
However, they may be able to participate as subcontractors or subrecipients (eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis).
The full announcement includes detailed information regarding R&D topics of interest and full application instructions.
To view the full announcement, click on the Related Documents link above this synopsis.
This BAA may be accessed from the following websites:
https://www.fbo.gov, Opportunity Number:
W911NF-13-R-0001; http://www.grants.gov, Opportunity Number: