SOURCES SOUGHT/MARKET SURVEY
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SOURCES SOUGHT/MARKET SURVEY
2023 AFRL/RW Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA)
NAICS Code 541715 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Science (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
NOTE: THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary, and the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government.
AFRL/RWK, Eglin AFB is conducting a sources sought/market survey to gauge interest in various research topics associated with a future Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) .
The Government is seeking Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs) with entities that will facilitate joint projects and accelerate technology transfer/transition between the AFRL and the commercial market. These intermediaries will act in a matchmaker capacity, to assist companies in identifying federal technologies that can be licensed and commercialized, with a goal of successful collaboration between the AFRL, small businesses, academia, and industry.
The PIAs Program goals are:
The PIAs Objectives are:
Technology Transfer (T2): The PI shall assist AFRL/RW with all technology transfer related activities to include regularly outreaching to inventors, increasing invention disclosures, marketing and outreach to potential collaborators to increase Technology Licensing Agreements (TLAs), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and Educational Partnership Agreements (EPAs). They shall also prioritize connecting the AFRL/RW with nontraditional companies and universities increasing exposure to innovative technologies of interest.
Innovation and Technology Transition: The PI shall promote innovation by supporting AFRL engagement and collaboration with industry and academia. Additionally, the PI shall connect AFRL/RW with industry/academia to transition technologies into AFRL/RW.
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Support : The PI shall leverage the AFRL/RW SBIR/STTR Programs to achieve their mission and increase their effectiveness by supporting transition of SBIR/STTR-developed technology, leveraging Air Force technology transfer mechanisms, providing business and technical assistance to award recipients, conducting studies, and publicizing and promoting Air Force SBIR/STTR successes.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach: The Partnership Intermediary shall work with AFRL and regional/national educational entities to expose students to high-value Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities.
II. BUSINESS INFORMATION:
Business Information in response to this market survey must include the following:
Based on the above NAICS Code, state whether your company is:
State and local Government entities and their affiliates may qualify as Partnership Intermediaries. A Partnership Intermediary can be: (I) a state or local government agency; (2) a non-profit entity owned, operated, or funded in whole or in part by, or on behalf of, a state or local government; or (3) a non-profit entity chartered by a state or local government. 10 USC §2368(f)(2); 15 USC §3715(c). A non-profit entity seeking to qualify as a partnership intermediary therefore must provide a nexus to a state or local government. This nexus may consist of legislative sponsorship and/or (partial) funding, a defined state or local role in its operations, even if limited, or some form of government action demonstrating the organization is authorized to work on behalf of a state or local government. Place of performance is anticipated to be within 20 miles of Eglin AFB, FL
III. CAPABILITY STATEMENT:
Capability Statements in response to this notice must include:
Briefly describe the capabilities of your company and the nature of the services you provide.
Describe your company's past experience on projects similar in complexity to this requirement.
Forward all responses to Laura Kirkman, firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Sources Sought Response to AFRL/RW Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA)". Responses must be received no later than 1600 CST on 07 April 2023. Responses shall not exceed 5 pages. Contractor format is acceptable.