On September 7, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) issued a request for proposals for FY2020 Military Exploitation of Reconnaissance and Intelligence Technology (MERIT). Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. Eastern on November 14.

This Special Notice announces the FY2020 MERIT solicitation of proposals from industry, Government agencies (including Government laboratories), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, and academia to expeditiously develop, mature, and integrate technologies of interest.

The MERIT proposal solicitation can be found on the NRO’s Acquisition Resource Center (ARC) website located at on or around 7 SEP 2018. Prospective Offerors that do not already have an ARC account must register for one. This is a one-time registration. Instructions for registering for the ARC can be found at under Help Resources. There is a User’s Guide and a video explaining how to register for an account. Offeror’s first create an account on the unclassified ARC. If the Offeror possesses a TS/SCI security clearance, his or her user account will automatically be transferred to the classified ARC within 1 to 2 business days. The classified ARC utilizes the same user log-in. Once an Offeror has obtained an ARC account, and has logged on to either the unclassified or classified site, the Offeror should select Current Efforts from the menu ribbon on the top of the Home Page. The Current Efforts view displays a grid listing of all ACE-supported full and open competitive source selections. Under the Effort Name column, select FY20 TacDSR MERIT BAA GSSA.

Except as otherwise stated herein, no additional written information is available regarding this announcement. Requests for the same will be disregarded. This Special Notice does not obligate the Government to reimburse any cost associated with preparation and/or submission of a response to the FY2020 MERIT proposal solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to the solicitation.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps