Biz Opps: DOD SBIR 17.3 & STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements Pre-Release on August 25, 2017

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The DOD SBIR 17.3 and the STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DOD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. You may now view the topics and ask technical questions through SITIS:

DOD BAA/Solicitation Changes:
The closing time to submit proposals has been changed from 6:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET on the closing day in order to better suit the needs of proposers.

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 17.3 and STTR 17.C as Broad Agency Announcements.

About Pre-Release
For SBIR 17.3, the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DHA, DLA, OSD, and USSOCOM invite small businesses to propose innovative solutions to topics in this Announcement. For STTR 17.C, Air Force, DARPA, DHA, MDA, and USSOCOM 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 September 26, 2017, and will close to proposals on October 25, 2017, 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 17.3 and STTR 17.C Pre-release: August 25, 2017
  2. SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C Open: September 26, 2017
  3. SITIS Q&A Close: October 11, 2017
  4. SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C Close: October 25, 2017

Website Updates:
Visit our ‘What’s New‘ section and the updated FAQ section for step-by-step processes and answers to frequently asked questions.

The DOD SBIR/STTR Help Desk is prepared to address general questions about these Announcements, proposal preparation, 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 1-800-348-0787 or by email at

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