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

DoD 2017.3 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 8, 2017
SBIR 17.3 Navy Topic N173-144 was removed on 9/8/2017
Attention Sept 26, 2017
Navy SBIR 17.3 Instructions have been amended on page 4 as follows:
EVALUATION AND SELECTION The DON will evaluate and select Phase I and Phase II proposals using the evaluation criteria in Sections 6.0 and 8.0 of the DoD SBIR/STTR Program Announcement respectively, with technical merit being most important, followed by qualifications of key personnel and commercialization potential of equal importance. Price is listed as evaluation factor 4 in the DoD criteria, but price will NOT be used as an evaluation factor in the selection of proposals by DON; however, any proposal selected for award must be determined to have a realistic price based on a cost realism review prior to any award being made. Further, as noted in the previous sections on proposal submission requirements, proposals exceeding the total costs established for the Base and any Options specified by the sponsoring SYSCOM will be rejected without evaluation or consideration for award. Due to limited funding, the DON reserves the right to limit awards under any topic and only proposals considered to be of superior quality will be funded.
BAA Documents Last Modified
DoD Instructions: 2017.3 SBIR August 25, 2017 MS Word
Army September 26, 2017 MS Word
Navy September 26, 2017 MS Word
Air Force September 26, 2017 MS Word
DARPA September 26, 2017 MS Word
DHA September 26, 2017 MS Word
DLA September 26, 2017 MS Word
OSD September 26, 2017 MS Word
USSOCOM September 26, 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

August 25, 2017
BAA enters pre-release

September 26, 2017
BAA opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

October 11, 2017
SITIS Q&A System closes to new questions

October 25, 2017
BAA closes to receipt of proposals at 8:00 PM ETplan ahead and submit early.

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