We partner with companies and teams offering solutions to a broad range of national health security threats. DRIVe partnering approaches vary depending on the project. DRIVe has two main solicitations, our EZ BAA for awards under $749K and our BAA Special Instructions for more involved projects.

How to Apply for the
EZ BAA and What to Expect

  1. Review the solicitation on fbo.gov.
  2. Request an account on the EZ BAA Portal.*
  3. Once your account is active, complete the online abstract via the Portal.
  4. DRIVe personnel will review your abstract as described in the solicitation.
  5. You'll receive an email notification within 30 days.
  6. *During our transition period we'll still accept the old PDF forms sent to DRIVeContracting@hhs.gov. After May 08, 2019, all submissions must be via the portal.


  1. Review Solicitation BAA-18-100-SOL-00003 on fbo.gov.
  2. Schedule a meeting with the ENACT or Solving Sepsis team (strongly encouraged).
  3. Download the DRIVe Special Instructions Submission Form.*
  4. Complete the PDF form, Quad Chart, White Paper, and Addendum (ROM cost estimate).
  5. Email your submission to DRIVeContracting@hhs.gov by 3:00PM ET on May 28th.
  6. You will receive an email notification confirming receipt within 5 business days. DRIVe personnel will review your white paper as described in the solicitation.
  7. DRIVe personnel will notify you of the outcome of that review and may invite you to submit a full proposal.
  8. *You must download the PDF, as filling it out in a browser window will disable some key functionality.


How to Apply for
BAA Special Instructions and What to Expect


Which Solicitation Should You Submit To?


BAA Special Instructions

  • Considering awards of up to $8M*
  • Mature Proposals
  • Areas of Interest (AoI): ENACT and Solving Sepsis
  • White Paper Submission Required
  • Two-Stage Review Process

EZ BAA

  • Awards of up to $749K*
  • Emerging Disruptive Ideas
  • AoIs: ENACT, Solving Sepsis, and Other Innovative Products
  • Simplified Abstract
  • 30-day Review Target

*Award amounts may differ depending on award structure and/or availability of funding

Partnering Approaches

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DriVe X

DRIVe-X is our hyper-focused innovation development program, using non-dilutive funding to address national health security threats. If you're interested in partnering with us, please review our EZ BAA or BAA Special Instructions. Additional partnering opportunities will follow. For more information, please see the full FedBizOpps EZ BAA announcement or BAA Special Instructions.


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LAUNCH

DRIVe Launch establishes a bilateral partnership with a non-profit third-party entity with the potential for the entity to take equity positions in companies and/or technologies. DRIVe Launch will address gaps which require innovative and entrepreneurial approaches that may not be considered under traditional medical countermeasure development.


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VENTURES

DRIVe Ventures will work with corporate venture capital partners to invest in promising products, driving them to the marketplace to transform and enhance national health security. Learn more.


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ACCELERATORS

DRIVe is decentralizing innovation across the country. The DRIVe Accelerator Network is working with regional accelerators to identify promising innovation and provide wraparound technical and business development support services.


Our Accelerator Network

DRIVe is decentralizing innovation across the country. The DRIVe Accelerator Network is working with regional accelerators, chosen through a competitive process, to identify promising innovation and provide wraparound technical and business development support services. Click below to learn more about each of our Accelerator partners.


DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).