Notification of Topic 3 Letters of Intent (LOI) Review Results

Attention Topic 3 Letter of Intent Offerors

Notification of Topic 3 review responses were sent to all LOI offerors on December 22nd. If you submitted an LOI and have not received a response, please contact the NOPP Office.

Deadline Extended: National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement

Attention Potential Topic 3 Offerors

If you have submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) for Topic 3 prior to October, 20 2017, please resubmit the LOI. Due to a technical issue, there is a chance that some LOIs were not received by ONR. The issue has been resolved and all offerors shall follow the submission guidelines for LOIs located on pages 7-8 of the BAA.

To allow time for all proposers to re-submit their LOIs, the October 16, 2017 deadline for Topic 3 Letters of Intent has been extended to November 22, 2017, 3:00 pm Eastern. The Topic 3 full proposal deadline will also be extended to February 16, 2018, 3:00 pm Eastern. Both of the extensions described above are not reflected in the PDF below. The deadlines and response dates for Topics 1 and 2 remain unchanged.

The official announcement of the Topic 3 deadline changes can be found at the following link: N00014-17-S-B016_Amendment 0001

The October 16, 2017 deadline for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) has been extended one week until October 23, 2017. This change affects the submission deadline for the Topic 1 and Topic 2 full proposal.

Solicitation Number: N00014-17-S-B016
Notice Type: Presolicitation

Posted Date: July 14, 2017
Deadline: Proposals responding to Topic 1 or Topic 2 are due October 23, 2017 by 3:00 pm Eastern. Letters of Intent responding to Topic 3 are due November 22, 2017 by 3:00 pm Eastern and full proposals are due February 16, 2018.


On behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicits research proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA #N00014-17-S-B016). The NOPP was established by Congress via Title II, subtitle E, of Public Law 104-201 to promote the national goals of assuring national security, advancing economic development, protecting quality of life, and strengthening science education and communication by improving knowledge of the ocean. There are over twenty agencies participating in the NOPP.

In this BAA, NOPP participants have identified three ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest. Selected projects will be awarded and funded by individual agencies after the NOPP office, ONR and panels of experts conduct an evaluation of the full proposals from each topic. The NOPP office will notify all offerors of their status in writing and provide the 2018 NOPP project announcement on their website. Up to $18.5 million over five years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies. NOPP partner funding will be dependent on proposal topic availability and individual agency policies, procedures and regulations. There will be no classified work funded under this solicitation.

This publication constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016, the Department of Defense Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARS) 22.315(a), and DoD’s Other Transaction Guide for Prototypes Projects, USD(AT&L), OT Guide, Jan 2001. A formal Request for Proposals (RFP), other solicitation, or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will not issue paper copies of this announcement. The ONR reserves the right to fund all, some or none of the proposals received under this BAA. ONR provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. It is the policy of ONR to treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.


This BAA provides research opportunities for the following three topics:

Topic 1. CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmospheric Dynamics

Topic 2. Improved & Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data

Topic 3. In-situ Ocean Sensor Research & Technology Development

3A. Power Reduction and/or Miniaturization of In-situ Ocean Sensors and Improved On Board Processing (Arctic/ Antarctic to Tropical and full water column)

3B. Sensor Research & Advanced Technology

3B1. Soft Matter Electronics and Ocean Sensors

3B2. In-situ Ocean Sensors for “OMICs”

3B3. Next Generation Autonomous In-situ Ocean Sensors

3C. Improving Technology Readiness Levels of Existing & Emerging Autonomous In-situ Ocean Sensors



1. For Contractual questions please email: Ms. Russelle Dunson, Contracting Officer, at [email protected]

2. For Technical questions, please email: The NOPP Office at [email protected]CLOSED FOR QUESTIONS

Note: All UNCLASSIFIED technical questions associated with this BAA will be collected by the NOPP office. ONR will work with all of the NOPP partner representatives to answer questions promptly and post answers on the NOPP website. Questions submitted within 2 weeks prior to a deadline may not be answered, and the due date for submission of the full proposal will not be extended.

Note: Comments or questions submitted should be concise and to the point, eliminating any unnecessary verbiage. In addition, the relevant part and paragraph of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) should be referenced.

Responses to technical questions will be posted HERE.

To view the full BAA, download a pdf HERE or view the announcement on or for more details.