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SBIR 05.2 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
The Army strives to maintain its technological edge by partnering with industry and academia. Agile, free thinking, small, high tech companies often generate the most innovative and significant solutions to meet our soldiers’ needs. The Army seeks to harness these talents for the benefit of our soldiers through the SBIR Program.
The Army Research Office – Washington (ARO-W) is responsible for execution of the Army SBIR program. Information on the Army SBIR Program can be found at the following website: http://www.aro.army.mil/arowash/rt/. For technical questions about the topic during the pre-solicitation period (2 May – 14 Jun 2005), contact the Topic Authors listed for each topic in the solicitation. To obtain answers to technical questions during the formal solicitation period (15 Jun – 15 Jul 2005), visit http://www.dodsbir.net/sitis/. For general inquiries or problems with the electronic submission, contact the DoD Help Desk at 1-866-724-7457 (8am to 5pm EST).
The Army participates in one DoD solicitation each year and evaluates submitted proposals using the criteria described in section 4.2 and 4.3. Army scientists and technologists have developed 246 technical topics, and the Phase III dual-use applications for each, that address Army mission requirements. Only proposals submitted against the specific topics following this introduction will be accepted.
The Army is transforming to better meet small-scale contingencies without compromising major theater war capability. This transformation has had a major impact on the entire Army Science and Technology (S&T) enterprise -- to include the SBIR program. To supply the new weapon systems and supporting technologies needed by the transformed Future Force (FF), the Army initiated the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The SBIR program is aligned with current FCS and FF technology categories -- this will be an ongoing process as FF/FCS needs change and evolve. All of the following Army topics reflect FF and FCS technology needs. Over 70% of the topics also reflect the interests of the Army acquisition (Program Manager/Program Executive Officer) community.
Electronic Submission of Proposals Using the DOD SBIR Proposal Submission System
The entire proposal (which includes Cover Sheets, Technical Proposal, Cost Proposal, and Company Commercialization Report) must be submitted electronically via the DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal Submission Site (http://www.dodsbir.net/submission/); the Army WILL NOT accept any proposals which are not submitted via this site. The Army WILL NOT accept a hardcopy of the proposal or an email submission. Hand or electronic signature on the proposal is also NOT required.
The DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal Submission Site allows your company to come in any time (prior to 15 Jul 2005) to upload an updated Technical Proposal or edit your Cover Sheets, Cost Proposal and Company Commercialization Report. The small business is responsible for performing a virus check on each proposal before it is uploaded electronically. The detection of a virus on any submission may be cause for the rejection of the proposal. The submission site does not limit the overall file size for each electronic proposal submission. However, file uploads may take a great deal of time depending on the internet provider’s connection speed and the size of the file. If you experience problems uploading a proposal, call the DoD Help Desk 1-866-724-7457 (8am to 5pm EST). A confirmation of receipt will be sent via e-mail shortly after the closing of the solicitation. Selection and non-selection letters will also be sent electronically via e-mail.
Any proposal involving the use of Bio Hazard Materials must identify in the Technical Proposal whether the contractor has been certified by the Government to perform Bio Level - I, II or III work.
Reminder! All proposals written in response to topics in this solicitation must be received by 6 AM, 15 July 2005. Please submit proposals early to avoid delays due to high user volume. Late proposals will not be accepted.