You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the open SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through the 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 25, 2017.
- September 26, 2017: SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C open
- October 11, 2017: SITIS closes to new questions
- October 25, 2017: SBIR 17.3 and STTR 17.C close at 8:00 p.m. ET
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/ 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 25, 2017 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 25, 2017 and closes to new questions on October 11, 2017. Proposing firms are advised to monitor SITIS during the Announcement period for questions and answers.
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 Solicitation 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:
- Phone: 1-800-348-0787
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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