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Now Open: 2016 Broad Agency Announcements

Broad Agency Announcements for the 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. Presolicitation synopses for the forthcoming Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) were posted on October 1, 2015 and can be found at the links below:

  • BAA-16-100-SOL-00001 aims to develop MCMs for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents.
  • BAA-16-100-SOL-00002 will support development of MCMs for pandemic influenza.
  • BAA-16-100-SOL-00003 will support innovation through development of platform technologies that enhance capabilities for development and manufacturing of MCMs.

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  2014 PHEMCE Implementation Plan for CBRN Threats, the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, 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 at AMCG for examples.