DOD SBIR 19.1 & STTR 19.A Broad Agency Announcements Pre-Release

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:55 PM

The Department of Defense (DOD) SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DOD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. During the pre-release period, you may now view topics and ask technical questions directly to topic authors. Their contact information can be found at the bottom of each individual topic. Topics can be viewed at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics.

DOD BAA/Solicitation Changes:
The Small Business Administration (SBA), through its SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, purposely departs from normal government solicitation formats and requirements and authorizes agencies to simplify the SBIR/STTR award process and minimize the regulatory burden on small business.  Therefore, consistent with the SBA Policy Directive, DOD is announcing the SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A solicitations as Broad Agency Announcements.

About Pre-Release
For SBIR 19.1 the Army, Navy, Air Force, DHA, DLA, NGA, OSD, and USSOCOM invite small businesses to propose innovative solutions to topics in this announcement. For STTR 19.A, the Air Force, DHA, Navy, and USSOCOM invite small businesses and research institutions to jointly propose cooperative research and development efforts in response to topics in this announcement.

The DOD will begin accepting proposals on January 8, 2019, and will close to proposals on February 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Plan ahead and submit your proposal early to avoid heavy traffic on the site during the final week.

Important Dates

  1. SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A Pre-release: November 28, 2018
  2. SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A Open: January 8, 2019
  3. SITIS Q&A Close: January 23, 2019
  4. SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A Close: February 6, 2019

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We strongly encourage proposal preparation to begin between 90 to 60 days out from the deadline. If you are less than 30 calendar days away from the deadline and not work has been done on the proposal at all, we would encourage you to consider the next proposal deadline in the next round. 30 calendar days away from the deadline or less is not sufficient time to ensure that your accounts are set up and active and that you have a high quality and highly competitive proposal.


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