Scientific Services Program (SSP)

The Scientific Services Program (SSP) is an accelerated contract mechanism that enables all federal government organizations to obtain specialized scientific/technical services in order to accomplish organizational goals and mission objectives specifically related to research and development.

Through the SSP, non-government scientists, engineers, analysts, consultants and subject matter experts can be quickly subcontracted to perform short-term, well-defined efforts when the expertise required is not available at the requesting government organization. Battelle Memorial Institute administers the SSP for U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) and is the prime contractor. Subcontracts are competitively issued to SSP task performers.  For additional information please click on the link: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=254

UAH do not need to become a subcontractor to Battelle to be considered for SSP Request for Proposals (RFPs).  However, in order to utilize this funding mechanism, you  will need to send Gloria Greene, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, a resume for key, senior staff that best represents the type of R&D that UAH conducts.  The resumes should include a brief summary of qualification paragraph with the key words that the gov't would include in their Performance Work Statements (PWS).  The link above provides additional information on SSP scope.

If you are interested in utilizing the SSP subcontracting mechanism, please forward your resume to Gloria Greene, email: greeneg@uah.edu. Your resume will be sent, with additional requested information to the Battelle POC.

You should consider this vehicle for your existing gov't clients to use to request R&D services from UAH.  General  marketing information from SSP is attached,  in case the federal gov't clients are not familiar with SSP.

Army Research Office (ARO) Scientific Services Program (SSP)