Broad Agency Announcement

What is the BAA?

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a tool used by government agencies for acquisition of basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.

How is it used?

BAAs may be used by agencies to fulfill requirements for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. The BAA technique shall only be used when meaningful proposals with varying technical/scientific approaches can be reasonably anticipated.

Where to find announcement?

Open BAAs can be found on the Federal Business Opportunities web page (www.fbo.gov) and by using the search term "DLASM" and changing the posted date field to "last 365 days". Open BAAs will be listed with areas of interest and submission instructions within the document.

BAAs are an expression of interest only and do not commit the Government to make an award or pay proposal preparation prices generated in response to this announcement. The price of proposal preparation for response to a BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resultant contract or any other contract.

Currently open BAAs are listed below. Any questions may be directed to SMContracting@dla.mil.


  • BAA on Qualification:
    The purpose of this BAA is to identify domestically-produced materials from possible reliable sources to substitute for materials produced by foreign sources or sole source producers.
  • Areas of Interest:
    Energetic Materials
    Energy and Power Materials
    Aeronautical and Astronautical Materials
    Armor Materials
    Stable Isotopes
    Paints, Coatings and Surface Treatments

This BAA will remain open from December 18, 2017 to September 30, 2020


  • BAA on Research:
    The purpose of this BAA stems from emerging and rapidly expanding requirements to restore and stabilize strategic and critical materials supply chains that have been compromised by deceased or abandoned domestic mining and refining activities or lack of domestic reserves within the United States.

  • Areas of Interest:
    Mining
    Refining and Reprocessing
    Recycling, Conservation and Substitution Options
    Permanent Magnet Recycling

This BAA will remain open from March 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019