Rapid Innovation Fund

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 March 2016**

FY2016-17 Rapid Innovation Fund Source Selection Milestones
(FY16 FUNDS)

2016

March 1

BAA Release in FedBizOpps


March 15

Websites open for White Paper (WP) Submissions


May 3

BAA Closes:  White Papers (WPs) due from offerors


NLT September 1*

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

NLT September 15*

Components notify all offerors of WP disposition, invite full proposals


NLT October 14*

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

NLT December 16*

Components complete full proposal evaluations

2017

NLT January 3*

Negotiations complete, contract awards


NLT May 1*

FY16-funded RIF contract awards complete


*Actual dates will be determined and provided by Defense Component technical or contracting offices processing white papers and full proposals and making contracts awards.

 

Key Points of Contact

NAME
ACTIVITY
EMAIL
PHONE

Dan Cundiff

Lead, OSD (ASD R&E)

thomas.d.cundiff.civ@mail.mil

571-372-6807


Alice Williams

Lead, OSD (OSBP)

alice.m.williams101.civ@mail.mil

703-372-6309


Walker Adams

Alternate, OSD (ASD R&E)

walker.c.adams.ctr@mail.mil

571-372-6821


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

703-697-0502


Margaret Marafino

Lead, Department of Navy

margaret.marafino@navy.mil

703-696-9774


Brad Pantuck

Alternate, Department of Navy

bradford.pantuck.ctr@navy.mil

703-862-5307


Patrick Gould

Lead, Department of the Air Force

patrick.gould@us.af.mil

571-256-4615


MAJ Brett Cooper

Alternate, Department of the Air Force

brett.j.cooper4.mil@mail.mil

202-404-3959