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

DoD 2018.2 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 April 20, 2018
Within USSOCOM Topic SOCOM182-001, the topic title has been changed to read:
TITLE: Munition Guidance Package for Use in a GPS and Laser Denied Environment
Attention May 15, 2018
The OSD/SCO SBIR 18.2 Instructions have been amended in the 2nd paragraph of the Proposal Submission description to read:
OSD will only accept proposals that are submitted through the on-line submission site. The submission site does not limit the overall file size for each electronic proposal; however, there is a 20-page limit for the Technical Volume. File uploads may take a great deal of time depending on your file size and your internet server connection speed. If you wish to upload a large file, it is highly recommended that you submit your proposal early and prior to the deadline submittal date, as the last day is heavily trafficked. You are responsible for performing a virus check on each Technical Volume file to be uploaded electronically. The detection of a virus on any submission may be cause for the rejection of the proposal.
Attention May 18, 2018
For Air Force Topic AF182-003, the topic title has been changed to read:
Title: Force Protection C-sUAS
Attention May 22, 2018
SBIR 18.2 Air Force Topic AF182-022 was removed.
Attention May 22, 2018
In the Air Force SBIR 18.2 Instructions, text has been amended in these sections: Introduction, Phase I Work Plan Outline, and Cost Volume.
Attention June 5, 2018
DLA Topic DLA182-006 was removed on June 5, 2018.
BAA Documents Last Modified
DoD Instructions: 2018.2 SBIR April 20, 2018 MS Word
Army May 22, 2018 MS Word
Navy June 7, 2018 MS Word
Air Force May 22, 2018 MS Word
DHA May 23, 2018 MS Word
DLA June 5, 2018 MS Word
DMEA May 22, 2018 MS Word
DTRA May 22, 2018 MS Word
MDA May 22, 2018 MS Word
NGA May 22, 2018 MS Word
OSD May 22, 2018 MS Word
USSOCOM May 22, 2018 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

April 20, 2018
BAA enters pre-release

May 22, 2018
BAA opens and DoD begins accepting proposals

June 6, 2018
SITIS Q&A System closes to new questions

June 20, 2018
BAA closes to receipt of proposals at 8:00 PM ETplan ahead and submit early.

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