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Now Open: 2018 BARDA Broad Agency Announcement

BARDA Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Research and Development of Medical Countermeasures for Pandemic Influenza, Infectious Diseases, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats.

BARDA will be soliciting proposals in the near future for the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures (MCM) such as vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics and devices. A presolicitation synopsis for the forthcoming BARDA Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) was posted on October 16, 2017 and can be found at the links below:

  • BAA-18-100-SOL-00003 aims for advanced research and development of MCMs for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear agents, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.

BARDA supports advanced research and development of medical countermeasures and is a component of the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE). Funding through these BAAs will be evaluated with respect to their relevance to medical countermeasure priorities as laid out in the 2016 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan, HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan: 2017 Update, the 2010 HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Review, and the BARDA Strategic Plan 2011-2016. BARDA anticipates that advanced research and development contracts awarded under these BAAs will advance the maturity and scientific understanding of candidate medical countermeasures, and result in a broader portfolio of products for potential consideration under future procurement activities.

Business Toolkits for Applications

The Office of Acquisition Management, Contracts, & Grants (AMCG) has a number of resources to assist in developing whitepapers in response to the Broad Agency Announcements. These examples provide small companies that are new to developing project plans and proposals intended for product development with a step by step guide to the various documents that could be required with a response to a solicitation.

These toolkits include sample Gantt charts, project management plans, and sub-contractor management plans. Please visit the Business Toolkit page for examples.


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