Innovation OTS DHS SVIP Award to NY Company

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Innovation OTS

Solicitation Number: HSHQDC16RB0005

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations

Posted Date:   March 28, 2018

Response Date:  Dec 09, 2020 11:59 pm Eastern

On-going rolling response.

The mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) includes rapid identification and development of new technologies to counter emerging threats. Traditional procurement and assistance processes sometimes take too long and are ineffective at deploying state-of-the-art Homeland Security innovations. Therefore, DHS has developed an Innovation framework to be implemented utilizing the flexibility of an Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) to engage non-traditional Government contractors, including start-up companies. This engagement is intended to better understand and assist new companies so they have more opportunities to work with the Department. Through targeted non-dilutive funding and providing opportunities for operational testing and market access, DHS hopes to incentivize product developers to open the aperture of their development roadmaps to include homeland security solutions. DHS refers to this OTS, and will refer to subsequent OTS amendment employing this framework, as an "Innovation OTS." 

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $104K to NYC Start-Up to Develop Wayfinding Technology

For Immediate Release
DHS S&T Press Office, (202) 254-2385

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today that Arup USA, Inc. of New York City was awarded $104,140 to develop wayfinding technology through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

Arup USA received its Phase I award under the Real Time, Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding for the Federal Inspection Station and Aviation Environment topic as part of SVIP’s Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation. This topic call seeks to augment U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) capabilities through enhancing navigational resources available to international travelers. This is the first award under this solicitation.