Commerce Business Daily Announcement
Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Advanced Technology Program
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701
Administration Building 101, Rm. A407
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701
November 29, 1999
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING: The NIST Advanced Technology Program (ATP) is soliciting proposals
under a single ATP competition and announces a public meeting (Proposers'
Conference) for all interested parties. This single competition will continue
ATP's practice of being open to all technology areas, while also capturing
the advantage and momentum of focused program planning. All fiscal year
2000 proposals received will be distributed to technology-specific source
evaluation boards in areas such as advanced materials, biotechnology,
electronics, information technology, etc. A total estimated $50.7 million
in first year funding for fiscal year 2000 is available for new awards.
The actual number of proposals funded will depend on the quality of the
proposals received and the amount of funding requested in the highest
ranked proposals. Outyear funding beyond the first year is contingent
on the approval of future Congressional appropriations and satisfactory
project performance. Only full proposals are being solicited under this
single competition, however, abbreviated proposals (pre-proposals) may
be submitted and are optional. Pre-proposals may be submitted year round.
However, in order to receive feedback for use prior to the submission
of a full proposal, pre-proposals should be submitted at least 60 days
prior to the due date for full proposals. The due date for submission
of full proposals is 3 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 8, 2000.
Should NIST be closed on the specified due date, full proposals will
be due at 3 p.m. Eastern time on the next business day that the NIST facility
is open. Proposals received after this deadline WILL NOT be considered.
Send pre-proposals and full proposals to:
NIST, Advanced Technology Program
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701
(Administration Bldg. 101, Rm. A413)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701.
For full proposals, mark envelope "ATP 2000-01
Full Proposal." For pre-proposals, mark envelope "ATP Pre-Proposal." Pre-proposals
or full proposals submitted by facsimile or electronic mail WILL NOT be
accepted. If a proposer's full proposal is judged to be of high enough
quality to be invited in for an oral review, ATP reserves the right to
submit a list of questions to the proposer that must be addressed prior
to the oral review. The ATP operates under program procedures published
at 15 CFR Part 295, as amended. The provisions of the annual Federal
Register notice announcing the availability of funding for the fiscal
year 2000 ATP competition, are incorporated by reference in this notice.
The ATP Proposal Preparation Kit, dated November 1999 (containing proposal
cover sheets, other required forms, background material, and instructions
for preparing ATP pre-proposals and full proposals) may be requested by
phone: 1-800-ATP-FUND (1-800-287-3863); fax: 301-926-9524 or 301-590-3053;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or letter at the address shown above. The Kit is
also available on the ATP World Wide Web site http://www.atp.nist.gov.
The ATP is mailing the new Kit to all those individuals whose names are
currently on the ATP mailing list. Those individuals need not contact
the ATP to request a copy. A public meeting (Proposers' Conference) for
potential proposers and other interested parties will be held on Thursday,
January 27, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern time at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Red Auditorium, 100 Bureau Drive,
Gaithersburg, Maryland. This meeting will provide general information
regarding the ATP, tips on preparing good proposals, and an opportunity
for audience questions. Attendance at this public meeting is not required.
No registration fee will be charged. To register for a public meeting
or for further information, contact ATP at 1-800-ATP-FUND (1-800-287-3863).
Date created: November 29,
April 12, 2005