Uncle "Sam" wants You, or at least to know Who You Are
Update March 30: It is possible that the March 24 deadline is a soft deadline. If you registered with D & B and SAM, but did not enter the nine-page write-up, there still might be time.
The Federal HighWay Administration (FHWA) has an Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) program. They want those of you, who are engaging in such research, to register. This is so they can better reach you, and to increase your chance of getting contracts with them.
They want you to register with Dun & Bradstreet, and with the System for Award Management (SAM). Also, you need to write a nine-page report outlining your company’s activities. Like anything involving the Federal Government, this is very complicated. The application process takes a long time, and is often confusing. If interested, I urge get on the ball right away — it is due next Monday, March 24, at 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
If you don't have a Dun & Bradstreet number, apply for it today. You will need a D & B number to apply to SAM.
[My apologies for writing this blog so near the deadline, but I wanted to finish my own application first before writing about it. Unfortunately, with the deadline so close, I could not wait any longer.]
The Main page for this is at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8a4a7a48b35217eea23420f83b4b78b3&tab=core&tabmode=list&. The links to the latest version are on the right side of the page. The latest instructions are a .docx file at https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=d040db03aea5141aaf162c0213fa0229.
This will not generate any contracts right away, but it will let the DoT know who you are, know what you are doing, and it might influence the direction of their future research. Good luck!
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