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

DoD 2008.1 SBIR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Program Solicitation

This file contains the proposal preparation instructions and requirements, program description, definitions, methods of selection and evaluation criteria, and contracting information. The Program Solicitation is available in the following formats:

Solicitation Last Modified Format
DoD 2008.1 SBIR December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word

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

Solicitation Topics

These files contain solicitation topics and the Component-specific instructions for the participating DoD Components—Air Force, Army, Navy, OSD, CBD, DTRA and SOCOM. Instructions are available in the following formats:

Component Topics Last Modified Format
Air Force December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
Army December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy November 15, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
CBD December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
DTRA December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word
SOCOM December 11, 2007 HTML PDF MS Word

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

Technical Questions: Between November 13 and December 9, 2007, you may talk directly with the Topic Authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic above. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed starting December 10, when DoD begins accepting proposals for this solicitation. However, proposers may still submit written questions through the SBIR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS), in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing. No direct contact between proposers and the topic authors is allowed. Written questions to SITIS must be submitted via the Internet at 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. Locate the topic to which you want to submit a technical question by using the SITIS Quick Scan feature on this website. Then, using the form at the bottom of the topic description page, enter and submit your question. Answers are generally posted within seven working days of question submission. (Answers will also be emailed directly to the inquirer if the inquirer provides an e-mail address.)

The SITIS service for this solicitation opens on November 13, 2007 and closes to new questions on December 26, 2007. All questions and answers will be posted from November 13, 2007 through January 9, 2008. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other information relevant to the topic under which they are proposing.

Topics Search Engine: Visit the DoD Topic SearchExternal 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 Proposal Cover Sheets and Company Commercialization Reports must be prepared and submitted electronically through the DoD SBIR/STTR Electronic SubmissionExternal Link, as described in Sections 3.0 and 6.0 of the program solicitation. For components requiring complete electronic submission, technical proposals must be uploaded through the Submission Website.

If you are unable to download any of these files, please contact the SBIR/STTR Help Desk or phone 866-SBIRHLP (866-724-7457) for assistance. If you wish to be notified via email of future DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations and events, then subscribe to our Listserv.

Important Dates

November 13, 2007
Solicitation issued for public release

December 10, 2007
DoD begins accepting proposals

January 9, 2008
Solicitation closed

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