Hi all,
We can discuss the notification issues and deadline demands of the govt. later, but this request just got distributed. While the deadline has already passed (today at 1 pm), but maybe they’ll still accept.


Details below.


Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
Bay Area Community Colleges

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Immediate Request for White Paper Proposal for DPA Title III Funding

NCMS is assisting the DOD Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) in a just-announced request for proposals in the on-going effort to address the COVID-19 crisis. NCMS is reaching out to you to see if your company is interested in responding to this request as part of the comprehensive package that NCMS will submit to the JATF.   The DOD is soliciting short (no longer than one page) proposals for evaluation and resourcing. Please review the attachments for details on the format for responding.

Due to the critical nature of the request, the deadlines set by DOD and the shortages of life-saving medical supplies, NCMS is asking that all proposals be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 7 by 4:00 pm EST  in order to put the most promising proposals forward to the Defense Industrial Board (DIB) for funding authority on Thursday 4/9.   REQUIRED: DPA Title III Funding Proposal and JATF PowerPoint Template.  Please submit both documents to Debra Lilu, email: debral@ncms.org.

These attachments contain important information to understand about replying to this effort.  If you have any questions, please contact Debra Lilu at 734.262.0758 or email at debral@ncms.org.

This list below contains important information to understand about replying to this effort.

  1. The funding is to expand the capability and capacity of the supplier base for the FEMA supply needs – not for the acquisition of available supplies. Top three priorities are Ventilators, N-95 Masks, and Decontamination/Sterilization Capabilities.
  2. The delivery of capability and/or supply items must be within 6 months of award.
  3. The deliverables must significantly contribute to DOD’s/All of Government’s ability to obtain the FEMA listed supplies within the 6-month window.
  4. Priority will be given to proposals where the proposers are already manufacturing and delivering FDA approved supplies and need funding to expand capacity to deliver more.
  5. Additional priority given to proposals that can deliver first units in 6-8 weeks.
  6. Proposals need to include and follow the provided DPA Title III Proposal Template and JATF PowerPoint Templateprovided below.
  7. Approved initiatives need to be on contract 30 days after a decision is made to go forward.  DOD have teams of acquisition professionals and contracts officers ready to rapidly act.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Gino DiCaro <gdicaro@cmta.net>
Subject: URGENT DEADLINE — CA MFG COVID-19 Update - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Date: April 7, 2020 at 11:32:10 AM PDT
To: mark.martin@design4x.com
Reply-To: Gino DiCaro <gdicaro@cmta.net>


11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- CA Manufacturing COVID-19 Update


We just heard about this federal funding application and deadline this morning for U.S. manufacturers.  We are sorry but we wanted to get it to you as quickly as possible.

The DOD Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) put out a request for proposals in the ongoing effort to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Funding is available to expand your U.S. based manufacturing capability and capacity of the supplier base for FEMA and the rest of the U.S. for critical needs. Priorities: n95masks, ventilators, and sterilization/decontamination equipment, but please apply if you have other capabilities as well. 

Apply no later than Tuesday, April 7 by 4:00 pm EST.  Details HERE

REQUIRED: DPA Title III Funding Proposal HERE and JATF PowerPoint Template HERE. Please submit both documents to Debra Lilu at debral@ncms.org by 4pm ET TODAY!


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