Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

DoD 2012.3 SBIR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Attention August 3, 2012
NOTE: DLA topic DLA123-001 has been removed from this solicitation.
Attention August 29, 2012
Important updates have been made to the solicitation instructions. Please see the Solicitation Modifications page for details.

Important Note: : In addition to following the DoD-wide instructions in the DoD Program Solicitation, proposers must also follow the Component-specific instruction for the Component to which they are applying—see table below.

Component Topics Last Modified Format
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DoD Instructions:
2012.3 SBIR
August 29, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
Army August 27, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy September 13, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA August 27, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
DLA August 27, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA August 27, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD September 17, 2012 HTML PDF MS Word

Important Note: A list of modifications made to the solicitation since its release to the Internet is available here.


Topic Q&A (SITIS): During the solicitation period, communication between small businesses and topic authors is highly encouraged. During the Pre-Release period, you may talk directly with topic authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed during the Open period when DoD is accepting proposals for each solicitation. However, proposers may still submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS). In SITIS the questioner and respondent are anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the Open solicitation period for questions and answers and other significant information relevant to their SBIR/STTR topics of interest.

Topics Search Engine: Visit the DoD Topic Search ToolExternal Link to quickly and easily find topics by keyword across all DoD components participating in this solicitation. Once you find a topic of interest to you, remember to read the Component-specific instructions for that topic from the table above.

Proposal Preparation and Submission: All SBIR Proposals must be submitted electronically through the DoD SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission Website, as described in the Proposal Preparation and Submission of Proposal sections of the program solicitation.


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Important Dates

July 26, 2012
Solicitation enters pre-release

August 27, 2012
Solicitation opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

September 12, 2012
SITIS closes to new questions

September 26, 2012
Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at 6:00 AM ETplan ahead and submit early.

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