Disrupter Event

20 – 22 May 2019

US GOV RSVP to Attend NLT 15 May

 Event will be held during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) at the Tampa Convention Center

On 20 – 22 May, SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, will host a Disrupter event designed to rapidly evaluate and acquire effective solutions relevant to the specific Technology Focus Areas (TFAs) enclosed in the packet below. NOTE: This Disrupter event will occur during SOFIC which will be held at the Tampa Convention Center. Two, full conference, SOFIC registrations will be provided to each selected company. 

What is a Disrupter Event?
A Disrupter Event is a multi-phased, competitive opportunity focused on showcasing the latest, most disruptive and transformational technologies/capabilities for Government Stakeholder review. 

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: Submissions have closed.
Phase II: Disrupter Event 20-22 May 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 may also be afforded the opportunity to showcase their capabilities in an open, expositional forum or as to be determined based on available room during SOFIC (TBD). Two, full conference, SOFIC registrations will be provided to each selected company. 

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 03 April)
NOTE: Invitations and Consolations for potential Phase II attendance will be sent via email on or about 29 April 2019.

Government (US Only)
Sign NDA: Click Here to Download and Sign 
RSVP to attend Disrupter: EVENT FULL 


2019 SOFIC
For more information regarding SOFIC, please visit www.sofic.org

Event Location
Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602


For event related questions, please contact Kinsey Crim at kinsey.crim@sofwerx.org or 813-693-5599 ext. 107