Army 11. 2 Small Business Innovation Research (sbir)




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ARMY

11.2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Proposal Submission Instructions


INTRODUCTION


The US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is responsible for execution of the Army SBIR Program. Information on the Army SBIR Program can be found at the following Web site: https://www.armysbir.army.mil.


Solicitation, topic, and general questions regarding the SBIR Program should be addressed according to the DoD program solicitation. For technical questions about the topic during the pre-Solicitation period, contact the Topic Authors listed for each topic in the Solicitation. To obtain answers to technical questions during the formal Solicitation period, 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 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET). Specific questions pertaining to the Army SBIR Program should be submitted to:


John Smith

Program Manager, Army SBIR

army.sbir@us.army.mil

US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)


ATTN: AMSRD-PEB

1010 N. Glebe Road, Ste 420

Arlington, VA 22201

TEL: (703) 399-2049

FAX: (703) 997-6589


The Army participates in three DoD SBIR Solicitations each year. Proposals not conforming to the terms of this Solicitation will not be considered. Only Government personnel will evaluate proposals.


Please note, due to recent changes in SBIR policy, Phase II efforts following a Phase I award resulting from the 11.1 and subsequent Solicitations will have a maximum dollar amount of $1,000,000. Phase II efforts following a Phase I award prior to the 11.1 Solicitation will continue to have a maximum dollar amount of $730,000.


PHASE I PROPOSAL SUBMISSION


Army Phase I Proposals have a 20-page limit including the Proposal Cover Sheets (pages 1 and 2, added electronically by the DoD submission site---Offerors are instructed to NOT leave blank pages or duplicate the electronically generated cover pages THIS WILL COUNT AGAINST THE 20 PAGE LIMIT), as well as the Technical Proposal (beginning on page 3, and including, but not limited to: table of contents, pages left blank intentionally by you, references, letters of support, appendices, and all attachments). Therefore, a Technical Proposal of up to 18 pages in length counts towards the overall 20-page limit. ONLY the Cost Proposal and the Company Commercialization Report (CCR) are excluded from the 20-pages. As instructed in Section 3.5d of the DoD 11.1 Phase I Proposal Format instructions, the CCR is generated by the submission website, based on information provided by you through the “Company Commercialization Report” tool. Army Phase I proposals submitted over 20-pages will be deemed NON-COMPLIANT and will not be evaluated. This statement takes precedence over section 3.4 of the general DoD 11.1 SBIR Solicitation instructions. Since proposals are required to be submitted Portable Document Format (PDF), it is the responsibility of those submitting the proposal to ensure any PDF conversion is accurate and does not cause the proposal to exceed the 20-page limit.

Phase I proposals must describe the "vision" or "end-state" of the research and the most likely strategy or path for transition of the SBIR project from research to an operational capability that satisfies one or more Army operational or technical requirements in a new or existing system, larger research program, or as a stand-alone product or service.


Phase I proposals will be reviewed for overall merit based upon the criteria in section 4.2 of the DoD Program Solicitation.


PHASE I OPTION MUST BE INCLUDED AS PART OF PHASE I PROPOSAL


The Army implements the use of a Phase I Option that may be exercised to fund interim Phase I activities while a Phase II contract is being negotiated. Only Phase I efforts selected for Phase II awards through the Army’s competitive process will be eligible to have the Phase I Option exercised. The Phase I Option, which must be included as part of the Phase I proposal, should cover activities over a period of up to four months and describe appropriate initial Phase II activities that may lead to the successful demonstration of a product or technology. The Phase I Option must be included within the 20-page limit for the Phase I proposal.


COST PROPOSALS


A firm fixed price or cost plus fixed fee Phase I Cost Proposal ($150,000 maximum) must be submitted in detail online. Proposers that participate in this solicitation must complete the Phase I Cost Proposal not to exceed the maximum dollar amount of $100,000 and a Phase I Option Cost Proposal (if applicable) not to exceed the maximum dollar amount of $50,000. The Phase I and Phase I Option costs must be shown separately but may be presented side-by-side in a single Cost Proposal. The Cost Proposal DOES NOT count toward the 20-page Phase I proposal limitation. When submitting the Cost Proposal, the Army prefers the small businesses complete the Cost Proposal form on the DoD Submission site, versus submitting within the body of the uploaded proposal. The Cost Proposal DOES NOT count toward the 20-page Phase I proposal limitation.

Phase I Key Dates


Phase I Evaluations July – August 2011

Phase I Selections September 2011

Phase I Awards October 2011*

*Subject to the Congressional Budget process


PHASE II PROPOSAL SUBMISSION


Army Phase II Proposals have a 40-page limit including the Proposal Cover Sheets (pages 1 and 2, added electronically by the DoD submission site---Offerors are instructed to NOT leave blank pages or duplicate the electronically generated cover pages THIS WILL COUNT AGAINST THE 20 PAGE LIMIT), as well as the Technical Proposal (beginning on page 3, and including, but not limited to: table of contents, pages left blank intentionally by you, references, letters of support, appendices, and all attachments). Therefore, a Technical Proposal of up to 38 pages in length counts towards the overall 40-page limit. ONLY the Cost Proposal and the Company Commercialization Report (CCR) are excluded from the 40-pages. As instructed in Section 3.5d of the DoD 11.1 SBIR Phase I Propoasl Format instructions, the CCR is generated by the submission website based on information provided by you through the “Company Commercialization Report” tool. Army Phase II proposals submitted over 40-pages will be deemed NON-COMPLIANT and will not be evaluated. Since proposals are required to be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF), it is the responsibility of those submitting the proposal to ensure any PDF conversion is accurate and does not cause the proposal to exceed the 40-page limit.


Note! Phase II proposal submission is by Army invitation only.


Generally, invitations to submit Phase II proposals will not be requested before the fifth month of the Phase I effort. The decision to invite a Phase II proposal will be made based upon the success of the Phase I contract to meet the technical goals of the topic, as well as the overall merit based upon the criteria in section 4.3 of the DoD Program Solicitation.  DoD is not obligated to make any awards under Phase I, II, or III.  DoD is not responsible for any money expended by the proposer before award of any contract.  For specifics regarding the evaluation and award of Phase I or II contracts, please read the DoD Program Solicitation very carefully. Phase II proposals will be reviewed for overall merit based upon the criteria in section 4.3 of this solicitation.


Invited small businesses are required to develop and submit a technology transition and commercialization plan describing feasible approaches for transitioning and/or commercializing the developed technology in their Phase II proposal. Army Phase II cost proposals must contain a budget for the entire 24 month Phase II period not to exceed the maximum dollar amount of $1,000,000. During contract negotiation, the contracting officer may require a cost proposal for a base year and an option year. These costs must be submitted using the Cost Proposal format (accessible electronically on the DoD submission site), and may be presented side-by-side on a single Cost Proposal Sheet. The total proposed amount should be indicated on the Proposal Cover Sheet as the Proposed Cost. Phase II projects will be evaluated after the base year prior to extending funding for the option year.


BIO HAZARD MATERIAL AND RESEARCH INVOLVING ANIMAL OR HUMAN SUBJECTS


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.


Companies should plan carefully for research involving animal or human subjects, or requiring access to government resources of any kind. Animal or human research must be based on formal protocols that are reviewed and approved both locally and through the Army's committee process. Resources such as equipment, reagents, samples, data, facilities, troops or recruits, and so forth, must all be arranged carefully. The few months available for a Phase I effort may preclude plans including these elements, unless coordinated before a contract is awarded.


FOREIGN NATIONALS


If the offeror proposes to use a foreign national(s) [any person who is NOT a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b (a) (3) – refer to Section 2.3 at the front of this solicitation for definitions of “lawful permanent resident” and “protected individual”] as key personnel, they must be clearly identified. For foreign nationals, you must provide technical resumes, country of origin, and an explanation of the individual’s involvement. Please ensure no Privacy Act information is included in this submittal.


OZONE CHEMICALS


Class 1 Ozone Depleting Chemicals/Ozone Depleting Substances are prohibited and will not be allowed for use in this procurement without prior Government approval.


SBIR FAST TRACK


Small businesses participating in the Fast Track program do not require an invitation. Small businesses must submit (1) the Fast Track application within 150 days after the effective date of the SBIR Phase I contract and (2) the Phase II proposal within 180 days after the effective date of its Phase I contract. See section 4.5 in the DoD Program Solicitation for additional information.


CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING APPLICATION (CMRA)


Accounting for Contract Services, otherwise known as Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (CMRA), is a Department of Defense Business Initiative Council (BIC) sponsored program to obtain better visibility of the contractor service workforce. This reporting requirement applies to all Army SBIR contracts.


Offerors are instructed to include an estimate for the cost of complying with CMRA as part of the cost proposal for Phase I ($100,000 maximum), Phase I Option ($50,000 max), and Phase II ($1,000,000 max), under “CMRA Compliance” in Other Direct Costs. This is an estimated total cost (if any) that would be incurred to comply with the CMRA requirement. Only proposals that receive an award will be required to deliver CMRA reporting, i.e. if the proposal is selected and an award is made, the contract will include a deliverable for CMRA.


To date, there has been a wide range of estimated costs for CMRA. While most final negotiated costs have been minimal, there appears to be some higher cost estimates that can often be attributed to misunderstanding the requirement. The SBIR Program desires for the Government to pay a fair and reasonable price. This technical analysis is intended to help determine this fair and reasonable price for CMRA as it applies to SBIR contracts.


  • The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) operates and maintains the secure CMRA System. The CMRA Web site is located here: https://cmra.army.mil/.




  • The CMRA requirement consists of the following items, which are located within the contract document, the contractor's existing cost accounting system (i.e. estimated direct labor hours, estimated direct labor dollars), or obtained from the contracting officer representative:



(1) Contract number, including task and delivery order number;

(2) Contractor name, address, phone number, e-mail address, identity of contractor employee entering data;

(3) Estimated direct labor hours (including sub-contractors);

(4) Estimated direct labor dollars paid this reporting period (including sub-contractors);

(5) Predominant Federal Service Code (FSC) reflecting services provided by contractor (and separate predominant FSC for each sub-contractor if different);

(6) Organizational title associated with the Unit Identification Code (UIC) for the Army Requiring Activity (The Army Requiring Activity is responsible for providing the contractor with its UIC for the purposes of reporting this information);

(7) Locations where contractor and sub-contractors perform the work (specified by zip code in the United States and nearest city, country, when in an overseas location, using standardized nomenclature provided on Web site);


  • The reporting period will be the period of performance not to exceed 12 months ending September 30 of each government fiscal year and must be reported by 31 October of each calendar year.




  • According to the required CMRA contract language, the contractor may use a direct XML data transfer to the Contractor Manpower Reporting System database server or fill in the fields on the Government Web site. The CMRA Web site also has a no-cost CMRA XML Converter Tool.


Given the small size of our SBIR contracts and companies, it is our opinion that the modification of contractor payroll systems for automatic XML data transfer is not in the best interest of the Government. CMRA is an annual reporting requirement that can be achieved through multiple means to include manual entry, MS Excel spreadsheet development, or use of the free Government XML converter tool. The annual reporting should take less than a few hours annually by an administrative level employee. Depending on labor rates, we would expect the total annual cost for SBIR companies to not exceed $500.00 annually, or to be included in overhead rates.


DISCRETIONARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE


In accordance with section 9(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(q)), the Army will provide technical assistance services to small businesses engaged in SBIR projects through a network of scientists and engineers engaged in a wide range of technologies. The objective of this effort is to increase Army SBIR technology transition and commercialization success thereby accelerating the fielding of capabilities to Soldiers and to benefit the nation through stimulated technological innovation, improved manufacturing capability, and increased competition, productivity, and economic growth.


The Army has stationed six Technical Assistance Advocates (TAAs) across the Army to provide technical assistance to small businesses that have Phase I and Phase II projects with the participating organizations within their regions.


For more information go to: https://www.armysbir.army.mil/sbir/TechnicalAssistance.aspx.


COMMERCIALIZATION PILOT PROGRAM (CPP)


The objective of the CPP effort is to increase Army SBIR technology transition and commercialization success and accelerate the fielding of capabilities to Soldiers. The ultimate measure of success for the CPP is the Return on Investment (ROI), i.e. the further investment and sales of SBIR Technology as compared to the Army investment in the SBIR Technology. The CPP: 1) assesses and identifies SBIR projects and companies with high transition potential that meet high priority requirements; 2) provides market research and business plan development; 3) matches SBIR companies to customers and facilitates collaboration; 4) prepares detailed technology transition plans and agreements; 5) makes recommendations and facilitates additional funding for select SBIR projects that meet the criteria identified above; and 6) tracks metrics and measures results for the SBIR projects within the CPP.


Based on its assessment of the SBIR project’s potential for transition as described above, the Army utilizes a CPP investment fund of SBIR dollars targeted to enhance ongoing Phase II activities with expanded research, development, test and evaluation to accelerate transition and commercialization. The CPP investment fund must be expended according to all applicable SBIR policy on existing Phase II contracts. The size and timing of these enhancements is dictated by the specific research requirements, availability of matching funds, proposed transition strategies, and individual contracting arrangements.


NON-PROPRIETARY SUMMARY REPORTS


All award winners must submit a non-proprietary summary report at the end of their Phase I project and any subsequent Phase II project. The summary report is unclassified, non-sensitive and non-proprietary and should include:

  • A summation of Phase I results

  • A description of the technology being developed

  • The anticipated DoD and/or non-DoD customer

  • The plan to transition the SBIR developed technology to the customer

  • The anticipated applications/benefits for government and/or private sector use

  • An image depicting the developed technology


The non-proprietary summary report should not exceed 700 words, and is intended for public viewing on the Army SBIR/STTR Small Business area. This summary report is in addition to the required final technical report and should require minimal work because most of this information is required in the final technical report. The summary report shall be submitted in accordance with the format and instructions posted within the Army SBIR Small Business Portal at https://portal.armysbir.army.mil/SmallBusinessPortal/Default.aspx and is due within 30 days of the contract end date.


ARMY SUBMISSION OF FINAL TECHNICAL REPORTS


A final technical report is required for each project. Per DFARS clause 252.235-7011

(http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/current/252235.htm#252.235-7011), each contractor shall (a) submit two copies of the approved scientific or technical report delivered under the contract to the Defense Technical Information Center, Attn: DTIC-O, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218; (b) Include a completed Standard Form 298, Report Documentation Page, with each copy of the report; and (c) For submission of reports in other than paper copy, contact the Defense Technical Information Center or follow the instructions at http://www.dtic.mil.


ARMY SBIR PROGRAM COORDINATORS (PC) and Army SBIR 11.2 Topic Index

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