Broad Agency Announcement

National Defense Stockpile Industry Material Test

 

 

The BAA IMT program is developed by DLA Strategic Materials to encourage and enhance domestic production of strategic and critical materials, including startup and small businesses, by identifying, testing and certifying materials produced from U.S. domestic or foreign  organizations for the National Defense Stockpile (NDS), and linking the Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturers to new potential material suppliers.

This BAA is to locate, identify and certify domestically produced materials from reliable sources to substitute for materials produced by foreign sources or sole source producers. Interested firms are encouraged to determine if they have products or production processes pertaining to the materials listed in the “Areas of Interest” of this BAA. Submission of other strategic and critical materials is also encouraged if the materials are considered to be of interest to Department of Defense (DoD) programs of record.

 

Areas of interest -

Energetic Materials:

Materials and production processes that increase the range, lethality, or safety of propellants, pyrotechnics, explosives, and initiating compositions used in ammunition

- Materials and production processes that decrease the weight of ammunition

- Materials and production processes that eliminate or decrease the use of hazardous materials in ammunition

- Material and production process substitutes and / or drop-in replacements to relieve a single point of failure in a supply chain, dependence upon unreliable foreign sources of supply, or replacement of a legacy / obsolete material

Energy and Power Materials –

-  Materials that increase the energy density or safety of batteries in weapon systems, National Security Space systems, or commercial items incorporated into components utilized by a DoD program of record

-  Material and production process substitutes and / or drop-in replacements to relieve a single point of failure in a supply chain, dependence upon unreliable foreign sources of supply, or replacement of a legacy / obsolete material

 

Correspondence

All correspondence and questions on this BAA, including requests for information on how to submit a quad chart, white paper or proposal as well as submission of the same should be directed to SMContracting@dla.mil.