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Agency: State Government of Ohio
State: Ohio
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jan 31, 2020
Due Date: Apr 14, 2020
Solicitation No: DEVSBE2003
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Opportunity Title

Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP)

Opportunity Description

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued for funds to be awarded under purview of the Ohio Development Services Agency (Development). Development reserves the right to fund any proposal in full or in part, to request additional information to assist in the review process, to reject any or all proposals responding to this RFP and to re-issue the RFP and accept new proposals if the Director of Development (Director) determines that doing so is in the best interests of the state of Ohio. Issuing this RFP does not bind Development to make an award of Program funds. Any award of Program funds in respect to this RFP will be subject to availability of funds as provided in Ohio Revised Code Section 126.07 and approval from the State Controlling Board. This RFP is not a contract or commitment of any kind on the part of Development. Additional information and forms can be found at https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_mep.htm

General Information
Commodity Category 1:
Administrative, Financial, Managerial, Courier, Insurance & Temp Svcs
Opportunity Type:
Request For Proposal
Opportunity Status:
Active
Document/Bid #:
DEVSBE2003
Requesting Agency:
Ohio Development Services Agency
Issued By:
Ohio Development Services Agency
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Dates
Posted Date:
1/29/2020
Inquiry Period:
1/29/2020 thru 4/10/2020 8:00:00 AM
Opening Date:
4/14/2020
Estimated Award Date:
6/15/2020
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MBE Set Aside:
No
Open Market:
Yes
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Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP)
2020
Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP Released January 29, 2020
Mandatory Pre-bid Conference Dates: February 11, 2020, at 10:00 a. m.
February 13, 2020, at 1:30 p. m.
Proposals Due April 14, 2020, by 12 p. m. (noon)
Finalists’ Project Interview and Presentations Week of May 18, 2020
Award Notification/Announcement Week of June 15, 2020
RFP Administered by:
The Ohio Development Services Agency
Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 STATEMENT OF SOLICITATION .................................................................................................................................... 2
1.1 Overview ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
1.2 Background ................................................................................................................................................................ 2
1.3 Request for Proposals Issuance ........................................................................................................................ 2
1.4 RFP Process and Awards Process .................................................................................................................... 3
2 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.................................................................................................................................................. 3
2.1 Goals and Objectives .............................................................................................................................................. 3
2.2 Eligibility ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.1 Lead Applicant .......................................................................................................................................................... 5
2.2.2 Collaborators ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
2.3 Funding ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
2.4 Term of Project......................................................................................................................................................... 6
3 GENERAL PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................................................... 7
3.1 General Instructions............................................................................................................................................... 7
3.2 Public Information .................................................................................................................................................. 7
3.3 Order and Content of Proposal.......................................................................................................................... 8
3.3.1 Application Information Page............................................................................................................................ 8
3.3.2 Abstract........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
3.3.3 Public Information Guidance ............................................................................................................................. 8
3.3.4 Table of Contents..................................................................................................................................................... 8
3.3.5 Lead Applicant and Collaborator Information ........................................................................................... 8
3.3.6 Proposal Narrative.................................................................................................................................................. 8
3.3.7 Budget & Financial Disclosure.........................................................................................................................10
3.3.8 Letters of Commitment.......................................................................................................................................11
3.3.9 Page Limitations ....................................................................................................................................................11
4 EVALUATION CRITERIA ..................................................................................................................................................12
5 APPENDICES.........................................................................................................................................................................14
A. RFP Process, Awards Process and Mandatory Compliance................................................................14
B. Application Forms and Budget Forms .........................................................................................................14
6 INQUIRIES (Q & A)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
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Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP)
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Request for Proposals (RFP)
1 Statement of Solicitation
1.1 Overview
The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP or Program) is a competitive
grant program that supports the adoption and extension of existing advanced
manufacturing technologies by Ohio manufacturers. The Program promotes
collaboration among small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, large
manufacturers, Ohio’s research institutions and other eligible nonprofit
organizations to advance the growth and competitiveness of Ohio’s
manufacturing base.
1.2 Background
The Program is one of the longest active tech-based economic development
initiatives in the country. It was developed in 1983 to combat the decline of
the manufacturing sector by promoting the development and implementation
of new technologies for products and production. To that end, AMP is again
being offered as a competitive grant program to encourage the adoption of
advanced manufacturing technologies and processes in support of this
important sector of the state’s economy. The funding being offered will
support proposals from Ohio universities, research institutions and other
qualified Ohio nonprofit organizations with demonstrated capabilities to
deliver value-added advanced manufacturing assistance.
1.3 Request for Proposals Issuance
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued for funds to be awarded
under purview of the Ohio Development Services Agency (Development).
Development reserves the right to fund any proposal in full or in part, to
request additional information to assist in the review process, to reject any or
all proposals responding to this RFP and to re-issue the RFP and accept new
proposals if the Director of Development (Director) determines that doing so
is in the best interests of the state of Ohio. Issuing this RFP does not bind
Development to make an award of Program funds. Any award of Program
funds in respect to this RFP will be subject to availability of funds as provided
in Ohio Revised Code Section 126.07 and approval from the State Controlling
Board. This RFP is not a contract or commitment of any kind on the part of
Development.
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Development administers this RFP and reserves the right to adjust the dates
for this RFP for whatever reason it deems appropriate. Development’s Office
of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) will administer all funds
awarded under this RFP.
1.4 RFP Process and Awards Process
The RFP Process will consist of the following steps:
Release of the RFP.
Questions and Answers (Q&A). See Page 16 of this RFP document.
Mandatory Pre-bid Conference to be presented in-person and virtually.
See instructions included with the RFP.
Proposal submission with complete package to include all appendices,
etc. Applicant is required to provide all required documents. If any item
is missing, the proposal may be rejected.
Applicants chosen as finalists will be scheduled to provide an in-person
interview and presentation at Development’s office.
The Awards Process will consist of the following steps:
Review and evaluation procedures.
Award decision.
Award and agreement preparation and execution.
Each of these steps is further discussed in Appendix A RFP Process,
Awards Process and Mandatory Compliance.
2 Program Description
2.1 Goals and Objectives
Advanced manufacturing projects supported through this Program must help
Ohio firms to achieve: (i) earlier entrance to market, (ii) faster responses to
changing customer needs, (iii) higher-quality or lower-cost products or (iv)
improved efficiency, consistency and reliability. The primary objective of the
Program is to support small to medium-sized manufacturers with a successful
operating history, clear market focus and strong prospects for sales growth
and job creation. However, projects that have the ability to provide an at-risk
segment of Ohio’s manufacturing industry with technology and services that
are demonstrably transformational will also be considered. Qualified projects
must:
1. Provide an advanced manufacturing technology-based, competitive
advantage to for-profit Ohio manufacturers and their Ohio-based
operations.
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2. Have an impact on multiple Ohio firms, as opposed to a one-off,
company-specific impact.
3. Have the resources and capabilities to be self-sustaining after grant
funding and cost share have been expended.
Advanced manufacturing, for the purposes of this solicitation, includes the
following:
Functions
o Processing, fabrication and assembly.
o Automated material handling.
o Design and engineering.
o Inspection and communications.
o Manufacturing information systems.
o Integration and control.
Methods and Technology
o Advanced sensing, measuring and process control, including
Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies.
o Advanced material design and synthesis, including nanomaterials,
metamaterials, metals, coatings or ceramics.
o Information technologies to include visualization, virtual and
digital design, prototyping and manufacturing.
o Additive manufacturing.
o Robotics.
o Advanced forming and joining/bonding technologies.
o Traditional hardware technology consisting of systems and
devices.
o Software applications for design or management systems.
Fundable activities under this Program shall meet the following guidelines:
Supply chain projects: This project may involve partnering with a large
manufacturing firm to implement one or more related new technologies or
processes across the small and medium-sized manufacturers in a segment of
the company’s supply chain. The large manufacturing firm must have
significant business operations in Ohio, and all of the participating small and
medium-sized manufacturers must be in Ohio. The large manufacturing firm
must supply more than half cash cost share to the project as well as donated
professional time, although this time will not count toward cash cost share.
The project may include costs incurred for training in addition to actual
deployment at a level not to exceed 10%.
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