#SBIR 19.3 and #STTR 19.C Now Open for Proposal Submission Register Now!

  • September 24, 2019

You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research (#SBIR) 19.3 and Small Business Technology Transfer (#STTR) 19.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through the Department of Defense (#DOD) #SBIR/#STTR proposal submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org. All proposals for this Announcement must be received by 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 

Important Dates:

  • September 24, 2019: #SBIR 19.3 and #STTR 19.C open 
  • October 9, 2019: SITIS closes to new questions 
  • October 23, 2019: #SBIR 19.3 and #STTR 19.C close at 8:00 p.m. ET

Proposal Submission
Proposals must be submitted via the #DOD #SBIR/#STTR submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org following the #DOD instructions contained in the Announcement, as well as the instructions specific to the Service or Component to which you are applying. Submissions must include Volume 1: Proposal Cover Sheet, Volume 2: Technical Volume, Volume 3: Cost Volume, and Volume 4: Company Commercialization Report to be considered a complete proposal. Small businesses may modify their proposals at any time until the Announcement closes on October 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET through the #SBIR/#STTR submission website. The website is best viewed in all modern, secure browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and IE10+. If your firm has any Phase II awards, any resulting Company Commercialization data must be reported and up to date.

Please plan ahead when creating a proposal and submit early in order to avoid any unforeseen complications.

During the open Announcement period, no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed. However, proposers are encouraged to review relevant information and submit written questions through the SITIS Q&A System at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics. In SITIS, the questioner and respondent remain anonymous, and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing. Questions are limited to technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic’s requirements. Any other questions, such as those asking for advice or guidance on solution approach, will not receive a response.

The SITIS Q&A service for this Announcement opened on August 23, 2019 and closes to new questions on October 9, 2019. Proposing firms are advised to monitor SITIS during the Announcement period for questions and answers.

Commercialization Reporting
In order to properly evaluate your firm’s commercialization efforts, as well as to reliably measure the performance and impact of the SBIR and STTR Programs, you must review and ensure that your Company Commercialization data is complete, current, and accurate. The Company Commercialization Report must list every prior #SBIR and #STTR Phase II award received from any federal agency, regardless of whether the Phase II has commercialized to date. Phase III sales and investment figures, as well as manufacturing-related R&D and other commercialization information, must be updated within the last 12 months for all Phase II awards. For more information, see section 5.4(e) of the DOD Program BAA Guidelines.

General Questions about a #DOD Component
General questions pertaining to a particular #DOD Component should be submitted in accordance with the instructions given at the beginning of that Component’s Instructions.

General SBIR/STTR Questions/Information
The #DOD #SBIR/#STTR Help Desk is prepared to address general questions about this Announcement, the proposal preparation and electronic submission process and other program-related areas. The Help Desk may be contacted from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday at: 

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