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DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) enhances the DPA Title III effort by providing to potential offerors information and procedures necessary to identify domestic industrial base projects, potentially meeting the DPA Title III criteria, by using the white paper and proposal formats. Project Announcements for a specific domestic industrial base shortfall, issued subsequent to this BAA, is the main method to initiate a call for white papers, leading to an evaluation and a potential request for full proposals.
This BAA is a continuously open announcement valid throughout the period from the date of issuance through 22 February 2023, unless announced otherwise.
Areas of Interest
Consistent with the law, the DPA Title III Program has derived three broad Focus Areas for potential projects. The Focus Areas are: Sustainment of Critical Production, Commercialization of Research and Development Investments and Scaling of Emerging Technologies. Each of the Focus Areas is expanded on below:
1. Sustainment of Critical Production: Programs addressing Industrial Base capability and capacity, whose primary focus is generating and sustaining Materiel Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Mobility, Commonality, or Affordability.
2. Commercialization of Research and Development Investments: Advanced Component or System Development and Demonstration capabilities may require investments to retain a qualitative edge in capabilities and establish commercial viability or scale up. Typical programs may begin with a technology proven capable of producing prototype components or systems in a production relevant environment.
3. Scaling of Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technology investments enable the rapid and affordable introduction of new capabilities into the organic or commercial marketplace. The technologies may be developed to respond to an emerging threat, a capability gap, or may enhance interoperability or service of existing systems or platforms. The interest in these projects may be the result of revolutionary RD&D capabilities.
Throughout the life of this BAA, individual projects will be called for via Project Announcements under one or more of the above Focus Areas.