This NSIN Propel public announcement is an open call to small businesses and non traditional defense contractors seeking innovative, commercial technologies proposed to create new DoD solutions or potential new capabilities fulfilling requirements, closing capability gaps, or providing potential technological advancements, technologies fueled by commercial or strategic investment, but also concept demonstrations, pilots, and agile development activities improving commercial technologies, existing Government-owned capabilities, or concepts for broad Defense application(s). As such, the Government reserves the right to award a contract or an Other Transaction for any purpose, to include a prototype or research, under this public announcement. The Federal Government is not responsible for any monies expended by the applicant before award and is under no obligation to pursue such Other Transactions. This NSIN Propel Open Call Announcement is considered to have potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b and Research 10 USC 2371, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719. The public open call announcement made at https://www.newlab.com/studios/nsin-propel
, https://www.nsin.mil/propel-2022/, and www.https://www.decisivepoint.com/accelerator website is considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2). Any FAR-based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.