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DoD Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) FY2017.3 SBIR Opens September 26, 2017   Closes October 25, 2017 8:00 PM ET
The DoD issued its 2017.3 BAA SBIR pre-release on August 25, 2017, which opens to receive proposals on September 26, 2017, and closes October 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET.

This BAA is inclusive of 5 phase I topics from 3 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

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.
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Complete BAA instructions and forms are available on the DoD SBIR/STTR web site at

Note: The Navy has no topics in the 17.C STTR BAA


The Future Navy
On May 17, 2017 Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson threw down a gauntlet before the Dept. of the Navy, challenging the Department "… to get to work now to both build more ships, and to think forward - innovate - as we go. To remain competitive, we must start today and we must improve faster … The pace at which potential competitors are moving demands that we in turn increase the speed at which we act."
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Summer Edition of Transitions Newsletter is Here!
The Summer Edition of the Navy's SBIR/STTR Transitions newsletter has been released. In this edition you will find valuable articles about:
  • How the Navy's Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST) fosters connections between SBIR/STTR small businesses and DON acquisition, warfighters, primes, and colleagues.
  • SPAWAR combining SBIR and RIF to offer more pathways to transition.
  • University-Based Applied Innovation Centers.
  • How Technology Transfer can help SBIR companies and Navy labs.


Schedule of DoD SBIR/STTR BAAs
Below is the schedule for the remainder of FY2017.

FY2017 BAA Schedule
DoD SBIR 2017.130 Nov 1610 Jan 178 Feb 17
DoD STTR 2017.A30 Nov 1610 Jan 178 Feb 17
DoD SBIR 2017.221 Apr 1723 May 1721 Jun 17
DoD STTR 2017.B21 Apr 1723 May 1721 Jun 17
DoD SBIR 2017.325 Aug 1726 Sep 1725 Oct 17
DoD STTR 2017.C25 Aug 1726 Sep 1725 Oct 17

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR BAAs are available at


NOTICE: Change In Terminology From Solicitation to BAA
A major change in terminology (not practice) took place starting August 26, 2016 with the DoD's 16.3 SBIR and 16.C STTR. What was previously known as a "Solicitation" is now a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or simply "Announcement".

This change DOES NOT denote any change in the competitive SBIR/STTR process. [read more...]


Authorities to Transform SBIR Opportunities
Three major authorities have been issued that should transform SBIR/STTR opportunities for entrepreneurs, industry, and the government acquisition community. They are:
  1. Better Buying Power 3.0 (BBP 3.0) – a fundamental DoD acquisition policy statement that creates important new on-ramps for small business in general and SBIR/STTR in particular. Procedures and processes to implement this broad policy statement are forthcoming. More information is on the BBP 3.0 web site at
  2. DoD Instruction 5000.02 (DoDI 5000.02) – a formal prescription, for the first time, of DoD acquisition goals and tracking/reporting requirements for SBIR/STTR in alignment with BBP 3.0.
  3. Tapping Into Small Business in a Big Way – a memo from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley that provides SBIR/STTR implementation guidance to the DON’s acquisition community, with a focus on increased use of Phase III contracts to improve SBIR/STTR commercialization (i.e., deployment) outcomes and help acquisition management meet cost, schedule and performance goals.


Navy Office of Small Business Programs
The Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) promotes acquisition opportunities where small business can best support the needs and mission of the U.S. Navy.

The OSBP strives to support our Sailors and Marines by providing them with the systems, innovation, products and tools necessary to enable them to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

The Navy OSBP web site will provide you with information and links to find opportunities for small businesses to compete for providing products and services to the Navy and Marine Corps.

The OSBP web site is located at:


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Current BAA
SBIR FY-2017.3
STTR FY-2017.C

Release: 25 Aug 2017
Opens:   26 Sep 2017
Closes:   25 Oct 2017

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