The Department of Homeland Security National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 05-2 is available.
The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is the name of the proposed facility to be located at the National Interagency Biodefense Campus at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The NBACC will execute two of the seven biosecurity program areas of the Science-based Threat Analysis and Response Program Office, Office of Research and Development, Directorate of Science and Technology. The two program areas to be executed at NBACC will be Biological Threat Characterization and Bioforensics Operations and Research. The other five biosecurity program areas are Agricultural Security, Knowledge Management and Dissemination, Sensors and Signatures Research, Surveillance and Response, and Systems Engineering and Analysis.
The mission of NBACC is to provide an integrated and responsive biosecurity enterprise for homeland security, law enforcement, medical, and veterinary communities. Specifically, NBACCs goals are to (a) understand classical, engineered, and emerging biological terrorism threats; (b) develop deployable technologies and systems in partnership with operational end-users that protect the people, agriculture, and economy of the United States against biological terrorism; and (c) provide the scientific basis and operational capability to prevent technology surprise, rapidly detect events, respond effectively, and attribute use. The extramural research and development program plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the NBACC.
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is intended to solicit research ideas and is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369), as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This BAA provides a general description of NBACCs research programs, including specific areas of interest; general information; evaluation and selection criteria; and proposal preparation instructions.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Military Medical Research and Development
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Natinal Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 05-2
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street, Frederick, MD 21702-5014