30 Mar 2021

US Department of Defence Contract Opportunity

United States Air Force Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for capabilities related to cyber advancement

Summary of Contract Opportunity:

NAICS CODE:  541715

FEDERAL AGENCY NAME: Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFRL - Rome Research Site, AFRL/Information Directorate, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome, NY, 13441-4514

BAA ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE:  Initial announcement

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) TITLE:  Capabilities for Cyber Advancement                            

BAA NUMBER: FA8750-21-S-7001


This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 01 Dec 2025.  Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only.  While white papers will be considered if received prior to 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 01 Dec 2025, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY21 by 05 Apr 2021

FY22 by 30 Sep 2021

FY23 by 30 Sep 2022

FY24 by 30 Sep 2023

FY25 by 30 Sep 2024

FY26 by 30 Sep 2025

Offerors should monitor the Contract Opportunities on the Beta SAM website at https://beta.SAM.gov in the event this announcement is amended.                                

CONCISE SUMMARY OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT:  Seeking innovative, next-generation technologies to achieve cyber superiority to integrate and transition into warfighting capabilities.

This BAA is a follow-on to FA8750-18-S-7002.

BAA ESTIMATED FUNDING:  Total funding for this BAA is approximately $975M.  Individual awards will not normally exceed 60 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $100K to $99M.  There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.

ANTICIPATED INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:  Multiple Awards are anticipated.

TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS THAT MAY BE AWARDED: Procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements or other transactions (OT) depending upon the nature of the work proposed. In the event that an Other Transaction for Prototype agreement is awarded as a result of this competitive BAA, and the prototype project is successfully completed, there is the potential for a prototype project to transition to award of a follow-on production contract or transaction. The Other Transaction for Prototype agreement itself will also contain a similar notice of a potential follow-on production contract or agreement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:  All white paper submissions and any questions of a technical nature shall be directed to the cognizant Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) as specified below (unless otherwise specified in the technical area):

BAA MANAGER:                                                               

Walter Karas                                                                     


525 Brooks Rd

Rome, NY 13441-4505                                                                    

Telephone: (315)330-2625                                                           

Email:    [email protected] 

Questions of a contractual/business nature shall be directed to the cognizant contracting officer, as specified below:

Amber Buckley

Email:  [email protected]

Emails must reference the solicitation (BAA) number and title of the acquisition.

Pre-Proposal Communication between Prospective Offerors and Government Representatives:  Dialogue between prospective offerors and Government representatives is encouraged.  Technical and contracting questions can be resolved in writing or through open discussions. Discussions with any of the points of contact shall not constitute a commitment by the Government to subsequently fund or award any proposed effort. Only Contracting Officers are legally authorized to commit the Government.

Offerors are cautioned that evaluation ratings may be lowered and/or proposal rejected if proposal preparation (Proposal format, content, etc.) and/or submittal instructions are not followed.

For more information, please visit the contract notice page here.

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Programme Head, Defence, techUK

Fred joined techUK in 2018 as the Head of Defence Programme. Before joining, he worked at ADS, the national trade association representing Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space companies in the UK.

At techUK, Fred is responsible for the organisation’s programme of market engagement and policy development across the Defence sector, working closely with various organisations within the Ministry of Defence, including: Head Office, Defence Digital, Dstl and the Front Line Commands. Fred works closely with many techUK member companies that have an interest in the sector, and is responsible for the activities of the programme's senior Defence & Security Board. Working closely with techUK's Defence & Cyber Programme Manager, Fred oversees a broad range of activities undertaken by the programme on behalf of techUK members.

Outside of work, Fred's interests include football (a Watford FC fan) and skiing.


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