Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF)

The Rapid Innovation Fund provides a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide the department with innovative technologies that can be rapidly inserted into acquisition programs that meet specific defense needs. RIF is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD R&E) and Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP).

**Updated January 21, 2015**

FY 2015 RAPID INNOVATION FUND SOURCE SELECTION MILESTONES (FY15 FUNDS)

2015

March 6

Requirements from Components, prep DRAFT BAA


April 1

BAA Release in FEDBIZOPPs


June 1

BAA Closes:  White Papers (WPs) due from offerors


NLT October 15

  • Components complete WP evaluations
  • Initial priorities and ranking by Components

  • NLT November 2

    Components notify all offerors of WP disposition, invite full proposals


    NLT December 1

  • Full proposals due from offerors
  • Components start full proposal evaluations
  • 2016

    NLT February 1

    Components complete full proposal evaluations

    NLT March 1

    Negotiations complete, contract awards

    NLT June 1

    FY15-funded RIF contract awards complete



    RIF Awards
    Additional Resources
    KEY POINTS OF CONTACT
    NAME
    ACTIVITY
    EMAIL
    PHONE

    Dan Cundiff

    Lead, OSD (ASD R&E)

    thomas.d.cundiff.civ@mail.mil

    571-372-6807


    Paul Frichtl

    Alternate, OSD (ASD R&E)

    paul.j.frichtl.ctr@mail.mil

    571-372-6804


    Sherry Freeman

    Lead, OSD (OSBP)

    shermain.d.freeman.civ@mail.mil

    703-805-4972


    Rushawn Chambers

    Alternate, OSD (OSBP)

    rushawn.g.chambers.ctr@mail.mil

    571-372-6307


    Rob Saunders

    Lead, Department of the Army

    robert.m.saunders14.civ@mail.mil

    703-617-0279


    Tom Gallagher

    Lead, Department of Navy

    thomas.j.gallagher@navy.mil

    703-696-6815


    Brad Pantuck

    Alternate, Department of Navy

    bradford.pantuck.ctr@navy.mil

    703-862-5307


    LtCol Daniel Gallton

    Lead, Department of the Air Force

    daniel.a.gallton.mil@mail.mil

    571-256-0332


    John (JR) Smith

    Alternate, Department of the Air Force

    john.r.smith346.ctr@mail.mil

    571-256-0316


    Updated 2/3/15