Tech Area of Interest: Construction Scale Additive Manufacturing:

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Construction Scale Additive Manufacturing

The Department of Defense seeks submissions for a construction scale additive manufacturing capability to autonomously construct barracks, houses, and other buildings and fortifications, as well as mobility and counter-mobility tools such as bridges, culverts, and anti-vehicle obstacles. The proposed technology should be operable by appropriately trained personnel with minimal operator inputs. The machine should be quickly deployable (set-up and take-down each in one hour) by no more than 4 trained operators, transportable, and capable of operating in a variety of environmental conditions. 

 PLEASE NOTE: This Area of Interest solicitation will be awarded in accordance with the Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) process detailed within HQ0034-19-9-DIU currently posted to FedBizOps . This document can be found within the DIU Library at


Companies are advised that any Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) awarded in response to this Area of Interest may result in the award of a follow-on production contract or transaction without the use of further competitive procedures.  The follow-on production contract or transaction will be available for use by one or more organizations in the Department of Defense and, as a result, the magnitude of the follow-on production contract or agreement could be significantly larger than that of the Prototype OTA.  As such, any Prototype Other Transaction Agreement will include the following statement relative to the potential for follow-on production: "In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2371b(f), and upon a determination that the prototype project for this transaction has been successfully completed, this competitively awarded prototype OTA may result in the award of a follow-on production contract or transaction without the use of competitive procedures.

Submissions accepted from 04/23/2019 13:00 to 05/07/2019 23:59 PT

Companies are hereby advised of the following:

  1. Solicitation for solution briefs is not a guarantee that award and obligation of funds will be made.
  2. The costs incurred by companies in the preparation and submission of their solution briefs in response to solicitations will not be paid by the DoD and are not allowable as a direct charge to any DoD contract or agreement.
  3. By submission of its solution brief, the company agrees that the DoD
    1. may reproduce the brief, or any portions thereof, to the extent necessary to evaluate the offer.
    2. may use information contained in the brief only for evaluation purposes and shall not disclose, directly or indirectly, such information to any person including potential evaluators, unless that person has been authorized to receive such information.