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

DoD 2016.2 SBIR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.
DARPA SBIR Topic SB162-009 will close on July 6, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. ET

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.

Attention June 8, 2016
NOTE: DARPA SBIR Topic SB162-009 has been amended to include the Certification for Applicants that are Majority-Owned by Multiple Venture Capital Operating Companies, Hedge Fund or Private Equity Firms
Attention June 8, 2016
NOTE: DARPA is accepting proposals from firms that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies in addition to other eligible firms. This authority ONLY applies to topic SB162-009 and supersedes Section 4.4 of the DoD SBIR FY16.2 Program Solicitation. The solicitation closing time for this topic has been extended to July 6, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. ET. In addition, the online SITIS Q&A System will be available for submission of technical questions for topic SB162-009 ONLY until June 22, 2016, at 12:00 Midnight ET.
Attention May 5, 2016
NOTE: OSD SBIR Topic OSD162-001 has been removed from this solicitation. In addition, the OSD SBIR 16.2 Phase I Instructions have also been removed.
Attention April 26, 2016
NOTE: Topics OSD162-006X and OSD162-007X have been added to the OSD 16.2 Direct to Phase II document.
Component Topics Last Modified Format
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DoD Instructions:
2016.2 SBIR
May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Army May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Air Force May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Air Force Direct to Phase II May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA June 8, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA Direct to Phase II June 8, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DLA May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DMEA May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DTRA May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA May 23, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD Direct to Phase II May 23, 2016 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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Schedule Changes

Important Dates

April 22, 2016
Solicitation enters pre-release

May 23, 2016
Solicitation opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

June 8, 2016
SITIS closes to new questions

June 22, 2016
Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at 6:00 AM ETplan ahead and submit early.

June 22, 2016
DARPA SB162-009 SITIS closes to new questions

July 6, 2016
DARPA SB162-009 closes to the receipt of proposals at 6:00 AM ET

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