US Department of the Navy

N00167-15-BAA-01: Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy

Response Date: November 30, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) is seeking innovative concepts from industry and academia to enable energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction on U.S. Navy ships. The primary focus is on concepts with the potential for rapid transition to Navy Fleet operations. All Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship classes and Navy combatants have opportunities for energy conservation, and all classes are of interest under this BAA. NSWCCD is soliciting short white papers (abstracts) each describing an enabling energy conservation concept, within the requirements identified in this BAA.

The Navy will consider approaches that modify systems, operations, or both to affect quantifiable energy conservation and/or carbon footprint reduction in the Fleet. Each proposed solution should be capable of an operational prototype demonstration in a shipboard or other relevant environment by the conclusion of Phase 2. Emphasis is placed on solutions with an identified transition path capable of making near-term, measurable improvements towards the Navy’s shipboard energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction goals. Solutions at all levels of development will be considered, ranging from near-term strategies applicable to existing ship classes to those suitable for new construction and future design. Technical maturity of each solution, however, will be considered during evaluations with preference for solutions with more immediate impact.

To minimize risk, energy conservation efforts are typically executed in three distinct phases:

Phase 1: Conceptual Design & Business Case Analysis
Phase 2: Detailed Design, Prototype Development and Demonstration
Phase 3: Multi-ship Implementation

An offeror with a highly rated white paper may be invited to submit a full proposal for a Phase 1 contract only. Based on the results of the Phase 1 effort, a follow-on Phase 2 contract may be awarded under this BAA or, depending on the maturity of the proposed solution and the existence of alternative suppliers, a Phase 2 contract may be open to competition to meet Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements. All Phase 3 contracts for multi-ship implementation will be competitively awarded outside of this BAA.

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