Pre-Release of SBIR 17.1 and STTR 17.A Topics

  • December 8, 2016


The DoD #SBIR 17.1 and the #STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DoD #SBIR/#STTR Small Business Portal. You may view the topics here:

DoD BAA/Solicitation Changes:
The Small Business Administration, 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, the Department of Defense is soliciting #SBIR 17.1 and #STTR 17.A as Broad Agency Announcements.

About Pre-Release
For #SBIR 17.1, the Army, Navy, Air Force, CBD, DARPA, DHA, DLA, and USSOCOM invite small businesses to propose innovative solutions to topics in this Announcement. For STTR 17.A, Army, Navy, Air Force, and DHA invite small businesses and research institutions to jointly propose cooperative research and development efforts in response to topics in this Announcement.

During the pre-release period, you may contact the topic authors directly to ask technical questions about specific solicitation topics (contact information is listed with the topic). The DoD will begin accepting proposals on January 10, 2017, and will close to proposals on February 8, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. ET. Plan ahead and submit your proposal early to avoid heavy traffic on the site during the final week.

Important Dates

  1. #SBIR 17.1 and #STTR 17.A Pre-release: November 30, 2016
  2. #SBIR 17.1 and #STTR 17.A Open: January 10, 2017
  3. #SITIS Q&A Close: January 25, 2017
  4. #SBIR 17.1 and #STTR 17.A Close: February 8, 2017

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