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

DoD 2017.2 SBIR Announcement

This BAA is OPEN.

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

Attention May 18, 2017
NOTE: DHA SBIR Topic DHA172-011 has been changed as follows:
Topic Title revised to read: Intravenous Ringer's Lactated Ringer's Solution from Any Water Source Without Electrical Power.
Objective revised to read: Develop an FDA-approved concentrated Lactated Ringer's injection solution at reduced weight, cube and/or cost of current product(s) that requires no power source.
Attention May 3, 2017
NOTE: DHA removed SBIR 17.2 Topic DHA172-003 from this BAA on May 3, 2017.
BAA Documents Last Modified
DoD Instructions: 2017.2 SBIR April 24, 2017 MS Word
Army May 22, 2017 MS Word
Navy May 22, 2017 MS Word
Air Force May 22, 2017 MS Word
DARPA Phase I May 22, 2017 MS Word
DHA May 22, 2017 MS Word
DLA May 22, 2017 MS Word
DMEA May 22, 2017 MS Word
DTRA May 22, 2017 MS Word
MDA May 22, 2017 MS Word
NGA May 22, 2017 MS Word
USSOCOM May 22, 2017 MS Word

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


Topic Q&A (SITIS): During the BAA 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 BAA 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 BAA. However, proposers may still submit written questions about BAA 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 BAA closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the Open BAA 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 BAA. 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 Announcement.


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Important Dates

April 21, 2017
BAA enters pre-release

May 23, 2017
BAA opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

June 7, 2017
SITIS Q&A System closes to new questions

June 21, 2017
BAA closes to receipt of proposals at 8:00 PM ETplan ahead and submit early.

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