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 System for Award Management web page ( and by using the search term "National Defense Stockpile". 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. Proposals and questions may be directed to

BAA for Industry Material Test  (PDF)

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.

Areas of Interest:

  • Energetic Materials
  • Energy and Power Materials

This BAA will remain open until September 30, 2023

BAA on Research (PDF)

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 until September 30, 2023

BAA on Qualification (PDF)

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 until March 31, 2024