[gis_info] FYI! 3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement

Carlson, Tom tcarlson at usgs.gov
Mon Jul 20 07:46:12 PDT 2015

FYI for those interested in lidar partnerships and 3DEP opportunities
through the FY 15/16 Broad Agency Announcement.

Please direct questions to gs_baa at usgs.gov or contact below.

Technical Announcement

July 21, 2015

*For Immediate Release*

Diane Eldridge


deldridge at usgs.govmnewell@usgs.gov

*3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement*

On July 17, 2015, the USGS issued the FY15/FY16 Broad Agency Announcement
(BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP <http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/>). The
BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other
Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and
contacts are now available at
Biz Opps
(Search for Reference Number: G15PS00558) and
(Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00123).

Offerors may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity
via the <http://geodatacontracts.er.usgs.gov/gpsc_information_sheet.html>Geospatial
Products and Services Contracts
<http://geodatacontracts.er.usgs.gov/gpsc_information_sheet.html> or they
may request 3DEP funds toward a lidar data acquisition activity where the
requesting partner is the acquiring authority. Federal agencies, state and
local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are
eligible to submit pre-proposals.  Pre-proposals are due by 1:00PM ET,
August 25, 2015. Full Proposals are due by 1:00PM ET, October 23, 2015

On July 23 at 12:00 PM ET and July 28 at 2:00 PM ET, national public
webinars will be conducted to provide instructions to the broader community
on preparing proposals for submission to the BAA. These webinars will be
recorded, so those unable to attend can listen to the instructions at their
convenience. Links to register (and find the recording when posted) are
available on the 3DEP Geospatial Platform Sharing Site (

Those who were unable to attend the national BAA process overview public
webinars in April are encouraged to view the video recording to become
familiar with the basics of the BAA process. The recording is available on
the 3DEP Geospatial Platform Sharing Site (

The BAA is a public process to develop partnerships for the collection of
<https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/LIDAR>lidar <https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/LIDAR> and
derived elevation data for 3DEP. The primary goal of 3DEP is to
systematically collect nationwide lidar coverage (ifsar in Alaska
<https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/IFSAR_Alaska>) over an 8-year period to provide
more than $690 million annually in new benefits to government entities, the
private sector and citizens. 3DEP presents a unique opportunity for
collaboration between all levels of government to leverage the services and
expertise of private sector mapping firms that acquire the data, and to
create jobs now and in the future. More information about 3DEP including
updates on current and future 3DEP partnership opportunities is
<http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/>available online

Tom Carlson, PhD, GISP
Geographer - Geospatial Liaison
US Geological Survey
934 Broadway, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.552.1682 Office

*The National Map <http://nationalmap.gov> -  Your Source for Topographic
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