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The Naval Research Laboratory is interested in receiving innovative proposals that offer potential for advancement and improvement in technical topic areas listed here.

For example, the solicitation includes research in bio-molecular science and engineering, remote sensing of the coastal regime, ocean dynamics and prediction oceanography, seafloor sciences, and other topics related to coastal and ocean research. The complete BAA including proposal preparation instructions, award considerations, and evaluation criteria is available at the link above. The deadline for responding is 28 February 2018.

NRL encourages Educational Institutions, Small Businesses (SBs), Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (SDBs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) to submit proposals under this BAA. In order to conserve valuable offeror and Government resources, prospective offerors shall first submit a White Paper (WP) to the email address identified in the individual topic summary, to include a rough cost estimate.

The selection of proposals for award will be based on a scientific review of proposals submitted in response to each BAA topic. The major purpose of the evaluation will be to determine the relative merit of the technical approach of each proposal. Business and contractual aspects, including proposed cost and cost realism, will also be considered as part of the evaluation. Selection of proposals for award will be based on the potential benefits to the Government weighed against the cost of the proposals, in view of the availability of funds.