Unique and Innovative Concept Law and Legal Definition

”Unique and innovative concept, when used relative to an unsolicited research proposal, means that --

(1) In the opinion and to the knowledge of the Government evaluator, the meritorious proposal --

(i) Is the product of original thinking submitted confidentially by one source;

(ii) Contains new, novel, or changed concepts, approaches, or methods;

(iii) Was not submitted previously by another; and

(iv) Is not otherwise available within the Federal Government.

(2) In this context, the term does not mean that the source has the sole capability of performing the research.” (48 CFR 2.101)