#DOD #SBIR/#STTR (Department of Defense) Key Dates and More

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:13 AM

#DOD #SBIR/#STTR (Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer) Program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Small Business Administration.

#DOD #SBIR/#STTR Program’s mission is to elicit innovative solutions from the small business community that addresses defense technology gaps confronting the DOD and to includes technologies that will also have high commercialization potential in the private sector.

DOD issues announcement topics supporting the Warfighter in three cycles throughout the year.

Here are the key dates, eligibility requirements, and required registration for this opportunity.

#DOD #SBIR/#STTR Key Dates

This opportunity has three rounds of applications. The program opens and begins accepting applications in January, May, and September. Please note cycles 20.1., 20.2, and 20.3 are focused on SBIR, and that cycles 20.A, 20.B, and 20.C are focused on STTR applications.

Required Federal Registrations

  • DUNS: A DUNS Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS number is required for this, and other #SBIR opportunities.
  • SAM.gov: You will need your DUNS number to register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and receive a CAGE code (a five-character ID number that identifies contractors), both of which are required registrations for the DoD #SBIR.
  • NAICS: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) identifies business establishments by category. You must obtain a NAICS number.
  • SBA SBC ID: SBA SBC ID code is a unique code that identifies a small business within the Federal SBIR/STTR program. SBC ID will now be required in order to submit a proposal.

The SBIR/STTR program is structured in three phases:

  • Phase I: Project Feasibility ­ Determines the scientific, technical, and commercial merit of the ideas submitted.
  • Phase II: Technology Development ­ Major research and development is funded to develop projects into technology to support the Warfighter.
  • Phase III: Commercialization ­ Small businesses are expected to obtain non-SBIR government or private funding to transition Phase II technologies into a product or service for the government and commercial marketplace

Phase I and II proposals are evaluated on three criteria:

  • The technical and scientific merit of the proposed approach
  • Key personnel qualifications in the area of research
  • The potential for a transition into a commercial product or service

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