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

DoD 2010.2 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
HTML PDF MS Word
DoD 2010.2 SBIR April 21, 2010 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—Army, Navy, DARPA, DMEA, DTRA and OSD. Instructions are available in the following formats:

Component Topics Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
Army June 4, 2010 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy June 4, 2010 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA May 19, 2010 HTML PDF MS Word
DMEA May 19, 2010 HTML PDF MS Word
DTRA May 19, 2010 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD May 28, 2010 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 April 21 and May 18, 2010, 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 May 19, 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 SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS)External Link. 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 May 19, 2010 and closes to new questions on June 9, 2010. All questions and answers will be posted from April 21, 2010 through June 23, 2010. 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.


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Important Dates

April 21, 2010
Solicitation issued for public release

May 19, 2010
DoD begins accepting proposals

June 23, 2011
Solicitation closed

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