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Frequently Asked Questions - FedConnect


Please find answers to frequently asked questions related to using FedConnect for white paper and proposal submissions for ONR contracts and grants.

Information on this page:
FedConnect General FAQs | FedConnect Grant White Paper FAQs | FedConnect Contract White Paper & Proposal FAQs

FedConnect General FAQs

Yes. Go to the FedConnect webpage: www.fedconnect.net

Yes.

FedConnect Support Team:
  • Email: support@fedconnect.net
  • Phone: 1-800-899-6665
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Closed on Federal holidays.

Yes. They are available on the FedConnect webpage, under the Ready, Set, Go! Tutorial: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/Marketing/Documents/FedConnect_Ready_Set_Go.pdf

The system will accept PDF, Excel and Word Documents. Follow the guidance in the BAA/FOA regarding the type of format that is required for each document. PDF is not the preferred format for all documents.

No. Federal Agencies should not submit white papers or full proposals through FedConnect and should email them to the program officers.

Phase I and Phase II proposals are submitted through the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal.

Phase III proposals should be submitted through FedConnect.

No, follow the guidance in the BAA/FOA regarding the submission of a classified response.

No, unsolicited proposals should be submitted in accordance with the guidance at https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities

The first page of a white paper or full proposal submission.

The ONR BAA Cover Page can be found at the following link: https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/how-to-apply/submit-contract-proposal

Yes, The ONR BAA Cover Page must be submitted with every submittal.

Yes. If they are not applicable, then enter N/A for that data field.

The ONR BAA Cover Page can be found at the following link: https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/how-to-apply/submit-contract-proposal. The form must be filled in and saved to your computer for upload. FedConnect will not accept a form that has been printed, filled out and scanned for upload.

An internal number to ONR that is used to identify and associate a white paper or full proposal.

The ONR Tracking Number is a system-generated number that is provided to the applicant/performer upon a successful submission of their original/first submittal. Any initial submission does NOT require an ONR tracking number.

Any initial submission does NOT require an ONR tracking number. All other submissions require the ONR tracking number. The ONR tracking number must be provided on all subsequent white paper or full proposal submissions.

No. Please email questions directly to the program officer. Program officer email addresses are located at the bottom of each technology area web page found at https://www.onr.navy.mil/our-research/technology-areas. Questions should be submitted directly to the program officer.

No. Please submit grant white papers, contract white papers, contract proposals and any revision through FedConnect in response to a solicitation or announcement.

The ONR BAA Cover Page should be edited/filled out and saved by an Adobe program such as Adobe Reader. Do not use "PDFPro"—this online site adds extra characters that the user cannot see in the front-end of the PDF form and as a result counts towards the 500 character limit.

FedConnect Grant White Paper FAQs

Yes.

No. Grant proposals are submitted through grants.gov

Block 11 on the SF 424 for the grant full proposal advises the applicant to include the ONR White Paper Tracking Number in the field.

Yes. If the YIP BAA requires white papers, they should be submitted through FedConnect (effective Oct. 1, 2020).

No. DURIPS only require full proposals and grant full proposals are submitted via grants.gov.

Yes. White paper responses to the MURI FOA should be submitted through FedConnect (effective Oct. 1, 2020).

FedConnect Contract White Paper & Proposal FAQs

Yes.

Yes.