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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

 

HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT VENTURE

 

Date:   July 2004

 

Administered by the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR)

1440 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1225

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

 

SOLICITATION HTDV 04-01

 

POINT OF CONTACT:  Harold S. Matsumoto, HTDV Program Director, Phone: (808)539-3653

 

INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DUE:  31 August 2004

 

The Hawaii Technology Development Venture (HTDV), a project of the Office of Naval Research and the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), is soliciting proposals for concept development and demonstration of technologies and applied sciences. Of particular interest are proposals for development and demonstration of advanced technologies for anti-terrorism and force protection; decision theory for battlefield simulation; homeland security; crises and consequence management; disaster mitigation and risk management; technology transition and commercialization; medical including bio-informatics and telemedicine; remote sensing; advance energy systems; multi-modality; and radar systems and components associated with missile defense. Innovative concepts and new approaches are being sought to advance technology, enhance capabilities and infrastructure in Hawaii, and demonstrate beneficial maritime military utility and commercial development potential for the Department of Defense. HTDV will execute the program outlined in this announcement contingent upon funding amount and availability.

 

Subject areas of interest include:

 

1.      Radar systems and components associated with Missile Defense.

 

2.      Medical including Bio-informatics and Telemedicine.

 

3.      Advance Energy Systems.

 

4.      Decision Theory for Battlefield Simulation, Remote Sensing, and Multi-Modality.

 

5.      Crises and Consequence Management, and Disaster Mitigation and Risk Management.

 

6.      Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection.

 

7.      Other technologies as applicable to Hawaii and DOD Priorities.

 

Contract awards shall be based on proposal merit and funding availability. Proposal work should be structured with a base period of performance of 6 to 12 months. Options to extend the period of performance for up to 6 additional months may be included in proposal plans but funding of such options is not guaranteed. HTDV anticipates that initial contractor selections will be made during the September 2004 from submissions received by PICHTR in Honolulu, Hawaii by 12 P>M> Noon, Hawaii Standard Time, 31 August 2004. However, properly formatted proposal abstracts received after initial contractor selections and before 12 PM Noon, Hawaii Standard Time, 30 September 2004 will be considered for award if funding is available.

 

HTDV will use a two-step submission process to formulate a Core Program from projects submitted under this announcement. The first step requires submission of a Proposal Abstract. HTDV will evaluate all abstracts against the evaluation criteria herein without regard to other abstracts submitted, For the second step, HTDV will request full technical and cost proposals from selected offerors for proposal efforts deemed as best qualified for potential negotiation under this announcement. No selection for negotiation or subsequent funding will be made under this announcement without full technical and cost proposals.

 

Options to extend the period of performance for up to 6 additional months may be included in submissions to HTDV but incremental or follow-up funding of any such option is not guaranteed. HTDV may choose to fund such option phases without additional competitive submissions from the offeror, contingent upon anticipated funding availability and results from the initial year’s effort and only upon specific recommendation and approval from ONR. HTDV  may choose to fund all, some or none of the optional phases included in submissions in response to this announcement. No commitment of out-year funding to optional phases will be made.

 

PROPOSAL PROCESS

 

To be considered in the initial contract award period, offerors shall submit an unclassified abstract of the proposed effort to HTDV in Honolulu, Hawaii, by 12 PM Noon, Hawaii Standard Time, 31 August 2004. The abstract should provide an overview of the project and associated costs. To be eligible for consideration, the offeror must be a commercial enterprise, or have the ability to transition into a commercial enterprise.

 

Abstracts should be submitted electronically through the e-mail to: htdv@pichtr.org according to procedures outlined in this document. The submissions shall be prepared in either PDF or Microsoft Word 2000 for IBM-compatible formats and each project should have a separate submission.

 

Abstracts submitted by any means other than the specified website will be disregarded. Abstracts shall be prepared in the following format: 8.5x 11 inch plain paper, single or double spaced, in at least twelve point type, with margins not less than one inch, and pages numbered. HTDV will attempt to respond no later than 30 September 2004, to companies whose project abstracts are received on or before 12 PM Noon, Hawaii Standard Time, 31 August 2004.

 

The abstract shall consist of a cover page and up to four additional pages of project information, including the figures and tables. Abstracts exceeding 5 pages will be rejected. The cover page shall include the following: title of the proposed effort; intended product or result; name; company affiliation; phone number; fax number; and electronic and postal mailing addresses of the Principal Investigator and Administrative Point of Contact; proposed period of performance; funding required to produce the proposed products; names and affiliations of sub-contractors and co-investigators; an special requirements or considerations. The balance of the abstract should clearly describe the project’s problem; Product, Process, Importance; and price. The abstract shall include the following sections, each clearly labeled:

 

A.     Problem, stating the technical problem and Hawaii/Department of Defense (DoD) technical need addressed, describing the technical rationale for the proposed effort, and summarizing the technical objectives of the work.

 

B.     Products. Describing the work’s expected results and planned deliverables and discussing the anticipated military and commercial applications of the technology, plans for follow-on development or technical transitions, and patents or other intellectual property that may result from the work.

 

C.       Process. Describing the planned technical approach and methods to be used, including the work’s schedule, task assignments, and major developmental milestones and summarizing special capabilities of the work team, planned risk mitigation efforts, and special techniques or facilities to be used for the proposed work.

 

D.      Importance. Stating the specific technical advances and innovation that will be demonstrated by the work, describing the work’s anticipated residual benefits to maritime military and/or commercial marine technology and discussing the advances to state-of-the-art technology expected and their technical relevance to HTDV program objectives. Additionally, all abstracts should reference the Future Naval Capabilities the project will support. Information about the FNC can be found at www.onr.navy.mil/fncs.

 

E.       Price. Consisting of an estimate for a not to exceed level of effort project, including the principal cost elements, direct material costs, direct labor costs, other direct costs, indirect costs, and facilities capital cost or money.

 

The abstract may also contain any other information deemed germane to the proposed effort, such as descriptions of leveraged assets, co-funding arrangements, consultant commitments, technical references.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

The following criteria apply to both Abstracts and full proposals requested under this announcement. HTDV will select for award those projects offering the best value and, expect for the first criterion (item A), will give equal weight to each of the following criteria. Item A will receive twice the weight of any other criterion in the evaluation.

 

A.     Quality. Technical quality of the proposed effort and its potential to successfully address the technical problem involved and to advance the technical state-of-the-art and maritime military technical competence; relevance to Hawaii/DoD technical needs and the HTDV mission; and potential importance to intended recipients of the developed technology.

B.     Approach and Capabilities. Realism of technical approach and methods proposed and potential for attaining stated objectives and milestones on schedule using the techniques and resources described; corporate and individual qualifications for the work; adequacy of equipment, materials and facilities proposed; and quality of technical risk management and transition plans.

C.     Anticipated Benefits. Potential for significant technical advancement in maritime military and/or commercial marine technical capabilities at reasonable cost and in a timely manner; potential for residual benefit to the DoD and the state of Hawaii; military or commercial transition potential and potential for generating intellectual property or follow-on support from sources other than HTDV.

D.     Cost and Budget. Cost realism and value of anticipated results for funding requested; schedule and resource efficiency; leveraged, cost-savings, or value added aspects to the proposed effort. Cost is considered a substantial evaluation criterion but is secondary to technical excellence.

 

Furthermore, each technically qualified project will be scrutinized for maritime military operational significance and near-term application or transition.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 

HTDV plans to make up to $4.0 Million available to fund proposals in response to this announcement. Specific funding depends on funding availability and out-year funding has not been defined. Multiple, firm fixed-price level of effort contract awards are anticipated as a result of this announcement, contingent upon funding. HTDV encourages submission of proposals involving multiple entities (“teaming”) to leverage capabilities, develop technology in Hawaii, and address priority Department of Defense maritime technology needs. Non-commercial, not-for-profit and/or government entities may be part of project teams but the team must be headed by a commercial enterprise.

 

Contract awards will be based on proposal merit and funding availability. HTDV may require that successful offerors deliver at least one technical presentation in Hawaii as part of the project. Successful offerors will be required to participate in government contracting and accounting training organized by HTDV unless offerors can demonstrate that responsible staff persons have completed such training.

 

This solicitation will remain open for ninety (90) days from the date of this announcement. However, to be considered in the initial award period, a properly formatted abstract must be received by HTDV in Honolulu, Hawaii by 12 PM Noon, Hawaii Standard Time, 31 August 2004. Offerors responding to this announcement are wholly responsible for timely submissions.

 

It is HTDV policy to treat all submissions as competitive information and to disclose the contents only for the purpose of evaluation. HTDV may use selected contractors as special resources to evaluate abstracts and proposals. These contractors are restricted by contract from disclosing proposal information or using it for purposes other than the technical assessments for HTDV. By submitting an abstract to HTDV, an offeror agrees that the project’s technical and management information may be disclosed to selected contractors and evaluators for the limited purpose stated above or unless otherwise required by law. Any information submitted to HTDV that an offeror intends to exclude from such limited release must be clearly marked proprietary and submitted apart from other proposal material.

 

All abstracts submitted under this announcement must be unclassified. If offerors proposed to undertake classified work or require access to classified information, they must be able to certify that they have a proper facility clearance, and key personnel must be certified as holding a Secret Clearance. Abstracts must clearly state that the proposed work will be classified.

 

An invitation from HTDV to submit a full proposal does not assure subsequent award. The decision to submit or not submit a full proposal is the responsibility of the offeror submitting the abstract.

 

Successful offerors will be required to execute a sub-agreement with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) and contract payments shall be contingent upon receipt of federal funds.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Information about the Future Naval Capabilities can be found at www.onr.navy.mil/fncs.

 

Information about HTDV is available through the PICHTR website at www.pichtr.org.

 

Information about technology business and development in Hawaii is available from the Enterprise Honolulu website at www.enterprisehonolulu.com.

 

Contact Point: Questions relating to this announcement are to be directed to Harold S. Matsumoto, Program Director, HTDV Project Office, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 160, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, Phone: (808)539-3653.

 

All responsive sources may submit a proposal abstract, which shall be considered by HTDV. HTDV reserves the right to select for award all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement. The program described in this announcement is contingent
 
 

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