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Pitch Day to be held July 17 & 18, 2019 (Please note date change)

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), located at Detroit Arsenal, would like to invite interested National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) members to participate in the Ground Vehicle Materials Flash-to-Bang (GVM F2B) Pitch Day to be held July 17 & 18, 2019 (event details are forthcoming). The purpose of the GVM F2B Pitch Day is to deliver a faster, smarter approach to compete for ideas in the accelerating technology ecosystem. Proposal submissions will be open to materials science/engineering-related ideas that may significantly lighten or considerably improve Army ground systems or ground support systems. Examples of technology areas of interest include a) advanced materials, b) lightweight design and optimization, c) additive manufacturing, d) joining, and e) coatings/corrosion prevention, as well as the tools/processes that support these competencies.

All interested NAMC members will be required to submit a short summary of their technology. The Government will review all responses and the most promising candidates will be required to submit a brief proposal and will be invited to pitch their ideas live to a team of Army subject matter experts for an opportunity to compete for individual project agreement awards starting at $127,000 with potential additional options of A) $63,500 or B) $254,000. 

Up to 20 NAMC members will be invited to participate in the Pitch Day event. From these Pitch Day presentations, the Government will select up to three (3) projects for award. Details on the requirements will be coming out within the next week

Please direct all questions to Tracy Briggs at TracyB@NAMConsortium.org.

In the event that your company is interested in this project, a brief announcement will be made at the U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center Industry Days event to be held on April 2-3, 2019 at the John Lewis Conference Center, Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI, 48088.  Representatives from the host organization will be available at the Materials Division booth on April 3, 2019. 


The Government will not reimburse contractors for any costs associated with preparing or submitting a response to this notice.  Participation in the GVM F2B Pitch Day is voluntary.  The Government will not reimburse the GVM F2B Pitch Day attendees for any costs associated with their participation.  This Pitch Day and/or the information presented herein will not obligate the Government in any manner.  The posted information is provided for planning purposes only.  It does not constitute an RFP or RPP.

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Monday, April 1, 2019