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

DoD 2016.3 SBIR Announcement

This BAA is CLOSED.

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 Sept 29, 2016
NOTE: DHP SBIR 16.3 Topic 163-006 has been removed from this Announcement.
Attention Sept 29, 2016
NOTE: DHP SBIR 16.3 Topic 163-007 has been removed from this Announcement.
Attention Sept 26, 2016
NOTE: Army SBIR 16.3 Topic A16-102 has been added to this Announcement.
Attention Sept 15, 2016
NOTE: The Air Force SBIR 16.3 Direct to Phase II instructions has multiple revisions. Please be sure to review the AF 16.3 document for changes.
Attention Sept 12, 2016
NOTE: Army SBIR 16.3 Topic A16-102 has been removed from this Announcement.
Component Topics Last Modified Format
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DoD Instructions:
2016.3 SBIR
August 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Army September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy Phase I September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy Direct to Phase II September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
AF Direct to Phase II September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA Phase I September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA Direct to Phase II September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DHP September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
DLA September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA September 26, 2016 HTML PDF MS Word
USSOCOM September 26, 2016 HTML PDF 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

August 26, 2016
BAA enters pre-release

September 26, 2016
BAA opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

October 12, 2016
SITIS Q&A System closes to new questions

October 26, 2016
BAA closes to receipt of proposals at 6:00 AM ETplan ahead and submit early.

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