SOFWERX Collider Event 

09-11 April 2019

Submissions closed on 15 February

On 09 – 11 April, SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, will host a Collider event designed to rapidly evaluate and acquire effective solutions relevant to the specific Technology Focus Areas (TFAs) enclosed in the packet below.

What is a Collider Event?

The Collider Event is a multi-phased, competitive opportunity to present new, novel or provocative solutions to Government Stakeholders in a one-on-one environment that can lead to a near-term award.

Why Should You Participate?

USSOCOM seeks to enter into non-FAR based agreements with industry partners whose solutions are favorably evaluated by USSOCOM TFA subject matter experts. As such, this event is considered competitive in the same manner as a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO), and solutions will be evaluated independently of one another primarily for technical merit.

Event Overview

Phase I: Submission have closed.

Phase II: Collider Event 09-11 April 2019. During the event, invited participants will be allotted a one-on-one session with the USSOCOM TFA evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate and discuss their solutions. The forum will include a Q&A portion, and discussions may continue outside of the event. Solution brief evaluation criteria will be outlined in the event invitation. If the USSOCOM evaluation panel favorably evaluates a solution brief, negotiations for Phase III may immediately begin. Selectees will also be afforded the opportunity to showcase their capabilities in an open, expositional forum for other Government partners that may be interested in their capability.

Phase III: Successfully negotiated awards may fall under any combination of these categories:

– Other Transaction Agreements under 10 U.S. Code, Section 2371 or 2371b* (prototyping/production follow-on)
– Procurement contract for experimental purposes 10 U. S. Code, Section 2373
– Business to business research and development agreement as a sub-award (15 U.S. Code, Section 3715)
– Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (15 U.S. Code, Section 3710a)

*An award under 10 U. S. Code, Section 2371b may result in the further award of a follow-on production agreement without additional competition based on successful prototype completion. The Government may make this follow-on production award even if all successful prototype criteria are not fully met during the prototype project.

How You Can Participate


Review the Technology Focus Areas (TFA): Click Here to Review

Submissions closed on 15 February

NOTE: Invitations and Consolations for potential Phase II attendance will be sent via email on or about 06 March 2019



Event Location

1925 E 2nd Ave, Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33605


For event related questions, please contact Kinsey Crim at [email protected] or 813-693-5599 ext. 107.

For technical related questions, please contact Capt John A. Kenney: [email protected] or Ronald E. Reed: [email protected].

Notice for all interested parties to SOFWERX events:  Announcement of SOFWERX events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the and/or website(s).  All announcements made at the and/or website(s) are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2).  All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.