Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

Agency: Department of the Air Force
State: New Mexico
Level of Government: Federal
  • 18 - Space Vehicles
Opps ID: NBD00159433082966437
Posted Date: Sep 30, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: FA9453-17-S-0005
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicle Directorate


29 September 2017

NAICS CODE: 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) The NAICS small business size standard is 1000 employees (1250 employees for Space Vehicles and Guided Missiles, their propulsion units, propulsion unit parts, and auxiliary equipment and parts), please refer to for any changes.

FEDERAL AGENCY NAME: Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicle Directorate (AFRL/RV)

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: Closed Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) with CALLs

CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE (CFDA) NUMBER(S): 12.800 Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program and 12.910 Research and Technology Development. Assistance instruments or CFDA opportunities are anticipated and will be CALL dependent.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND TIME: This BAA will remain open for a period of 5 years from the date of publication. NO PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AGAINST THIS BASELINE BAA. Proposal due dates and times will be specified in each CALL. Proposals received after the due date and time specified in the CALL shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c)(3). It should be noted that this installation observes strict security procedures to enter the facility. These security procedures are NOT considered an interruption of normal Government processes, and proposals received after the above stated date and time as a result of security delays will be considered "late".

Note: If offerors use commercial carriers for delivery of proposals, carriers may not honor time-of-day delivery guarantees on military installations. Early proposal submission is encouraged.

BRIEF PROGRAM SUMMARY: This is a 5 year Closed BAA describing the research areas of interest for the Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET). This closed BAA approach allows for submittals at a specified date and time, which will be posted through the issuance of CALL announcements at various times against this BAA. This BAA will be reviewed no less frequently than annually and updates will be published in FedBizOpps. Any changes or cancellation of the BAA will be posted as amendments to this BAA. The annual reviews and subsequent amendments to the BAA shall meet the requirement of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 35.016. As requirements within the technical topic areas are identified, CALLs will be issued in FedBizOpps to request proposals for specific research efforts. These subsequent CALLs will contain specific descriptions of the research effort to be addressed, anticipated period of performance, information pertaining to the specific research technical topic area, and the estimated funding profile for the CALL.

GENERAL INFORMATION: This acquisition will be UNRESTRICTED. Small businesses are encouraged to propose on all or any part of the BAA CALLs based on CALL specifics. This BAA is issued under the provisions of FAR 6.102(d)(2) that provides for the competitive selection of research proposals. Proposals submitted in response to this BAA that are selected for award are considered to be the results of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of Public Law 98-369, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984. Offerors MUST monitor FedBizOpps in the event this announcement is amended and for the posting of CALLs.

CALLs: A CALL is a required posting, issued through FedBizOpps (, soliciting a specific/targeted response and/or proposal for specific research efforts. A CALL will contain a specific description of the research effort to be addressed, the anticipated period of performance, and any other information particular to the specific requested effort. CALLs are published independently at various times during the open period of the BAA and may use either a One-Step or Two-Step process. A CALL issued against the BAA will specify either a direct request for a technical and cost/business proposal, or a white paper submission as a means to determine if proposal will be required.

TYPE OF CONTRACTS/INSTRUMENTS: The Air Force reserves the right to award the instrument best suited to the nature of the research proposed. Accordingly, the Government may award any appropriate contract type under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or Non-FAR instruments (i.e. Other Transaction (OT) for research efforts, grants, and cooperative agreements). For non-FAR Instruments, CALLS will be posted on

The Government anticipates that a mix of contract types and other instruments will be used throughout the life of this BAA. Generally, awards under this BAA may be Cost plus Fixed Fee (Completion and Term), Cost Contract, Firm Fixed Price, Other Transaction Authority, Technology Investment Agreements, Grants, or Cooperative Agreements.

Cost type contracts will require successful Offerors to have an accounting system deemed adequate by Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for tracking costs under a cost reimbursable contract (DFARS 242.75). If an Offeror does NOT have a DCAA approved accounting system, a Cost plus Fixed Fee and Cost Contract cannot be awarded.

ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS: The Air Force anticipates awarding a minimum of one contract per specific CALL. However, the Air Force does reserve the right to make multiple awards or no awards pursuant to a CALL.

Technical Point of Contact: Dr. Andrew D. Williams, AFRL/RVSV, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone 505-846-0396; email:

Contracting Point of Contacts:

Contract Specialist: Mr. Emmanuel Cobian, Det 8 AFRL/RVKVS, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone 505-846-4421, Email:

Contract Specialist: Mr. James P. Channell, Det 8 AFRL/RVKVS, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone 505-846-6319, Email:

Contracting Officer: Mr. Ambros D. Montoya, Det 8 AFRL/RVKVS, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone 505-853-4170, Email:

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BAA FA9453-17-S-0005 Overview and Full Text Announcement
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
BAA FA9453-17-S-0005 Overview and Full Text Announcement
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
Description: BAA FA9453-17-S-0005 Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET) Overview and Full Text Announcement
Contracting Office Address :
3550 Aberdeen Ave SE
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117
United States
Place of Performance :
3550 Aberdeen Avenue
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Emmanuel Cobian,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 5058464421
Secondary Point of Contact :
Ambros Montoya,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 5058534170

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