INNOVATION RESEARCH PROPOSALS
The Department of Defense announced today the results of the technical
evaluation phase of the proposals submitted under the DoD Small Business
Innovation Research Program (DoD-SBIR). Out of the 3,319 proposals received,
454 have been identified so far as offering the greatest potential in their
field for meeting the research and development needs of DoD and will be
subjected to further evaluation and negotiations leading to contract awards.
The proposals were selected from those received by the Army, Navy, Air Force,
Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Special Operations Command. They
were in response to the FY 94.2 Phase I Solicitation which was the second of
two solicitations issued by the DoD in that fiscal year.
The purpose of the DoD-SBIR program is to stimulate small businesses to conduct
high-quality innovative research and development to meet important
defense-related scientific or engineering needs. The goals of the national
program include increasing the use of small businesses in federal research and
Consisting of three phases, the SBIR program was enacted by Congress in July
1982 by Public Law 97-219, and re-enacted in October 1992 by Public Law
102-564. Under the statute, Phase I is intended to permit the determination of
the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of a proposed research or
development effort. Phase II awards will be made to firms based on the
feasibility demonstrated in their first phase efforts and the quality of a
Phase II proposal Under Phase III, it is expected that non-federal capital
would be used by the small businesses to pursue private sector applications, or
that federal non-SBIR funds might be used for DoD mission oriented contracts
for products or processes.
The opening date for the FY 95. 3 DoD-SBIR solicitation will be May 1, 1995.
An automatic mailing of the SBIR solicitation will be made to the firms listed
on the DoD-SBIR mailing list as of March 10, 1995. Additional copies will be
available after May 1, 1995 from:
Defense Technical Information Center
Alexandria, VA 22304-6145 Telephone: (800) 225-DTIC
Internet access to a listing of the selected proposals, as well as current
DoD-SBIR solicitations, is provided by DTIC. These files may be accessed via
"gopher" at the following internet address: gopher.dtic.dla.mil on port 70, or
through file transfer at internet address: ASC.dtic.dla.mil (log in is
"anonymous" and the password is your E-mail address), under the /pub/sbir
Note: For reporters' review only, a desk copy of the 454 proposals is
available in the Media Division, Directorate for Defense Information, Room
2E765, the Pentagon.