NASA SBIR/STTR 2015 Program Solicitation Details | Noteworthy Changes

Noteworthy Changes

Changes to both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR Solicitations:

 

1.3 Program Management

 

Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) has been changed to Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC).

 

1.4 Three-Phase Program

 

The guidelines for Phase II-E and Phase II-X proposals have been streamlined and consolidated.  Please refer to (http://sbir.nasa.gov/content/post-phase-ii-initiatives) for matching levels and other related information.

 

1.7 Commercialization Technical Assistance

 

When seeking commercialization technical assistance, firms will be asked to provide the DUNS number of the vendor. 

3.2.4 Technical Proposal

 

The use of Federal / Non-Federal laboratories and equipment (Part 8) has been streamlined and consolidated.  

 

5.11.3 1852.225-70 Export Licenses

 

Now includes language regarding Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  For further information on EAR visit (https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/export-administration-regulations-ear).

 

5.12.5 1852.203-71 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights

 

5.12.6 1852.209-73 Representation by Offerors that they are not the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or a subsidiary of ACORN. (DEVIATION FEB 2012)

 

5.12.7 1852-209.74 CERTIFICATION BY OFFERORS REGARDING FEDERAL INCOME TAX FILING and FEDERAL INCOME TAX VIOLATIONS. (DEVIATION FEB 2012)

 

Specific Phase I Changes:

 

1.4 Three-Phase Program

 

The Maximum period of performance for an STTR Phase I has returned to 12 months. 

 

Specific Phase II Changes:

 

2.2.3.4 Milestone Plan

 

NASA has a new program requirement which mandates that the SBIR/STIR contracts will be written with a single final deliverable to include a prototype (if applicable), a final report, final summary/briefing chart, and invoice certification. 

 

The milestone plan shall be in accordance with your work plan outlining the work to be accomplished each quarter and the cost proposed associated with each of the quarterly milestones.

 

4.3 Payment Schedule for Phase II

 

All NASA SBIR and STTR contracts are firm-fixed-price contracts. The exact payment terms for the Phase II will be included in the contract.

 

5.3 Deadline for Phase II Proposal Receipt

 

All Phase II proposal submissions shall be received no later than the last day of the Phase I contract original period of performance, 6 months from the effective date of the award for SBIR’s and 12 months for STTR’s, via the NASA SBIR/STTR website (http://sbir.nasa.gov).