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MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA)
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (SBIR)
SBIR 07.3 Proposal Submission Instructions
The MDA SBIR program is implemented, administrated and managed by the MDA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). If you have any questions regarding the administration of the MDA SBIR program please call 703-553-3418 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on the MDA SBIR Program can be found on the MDA SBIR home page at http://www.winmda.com/. Information regarding the MDA mission and programs can be found at http://www.mda.mil.
For general inquiries or problems with the electronic submission, contact the DoD Help Desk at 1-866-724-7457 (1-866-SBIRHLP) (8am to 5pm EST). For technical questions about the topic during the pre-solicitation period (19 July 2007 through 19 Aug 2007), contact the Topic Authors listed under each topic on the http://www.dodsbir.net website by 19 Aug 2007. Please Note: During the pre-release period, you may talk directly with the Topic Authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed when DoD begins accepting proposals for each solicitation. However, proposers may still submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS), in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other significant information, relevant to the SBIR/STTR topic under which they are proposing.
Proposals not conforming to the terms of this Solicitation will not be considered. MDA reserves the right to limit awards under any topic, and only those proposals of superior scientific and technical quality will be funded. MDA may fund more than one proposal in a specific topic area if the technical quality of the proposal is deemed superior, or it may fund no proposals in a topic area.
Only Government personnel will evaluate proposals. In some circumstances, non-government, technical personnel from Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) or support contractors will provide advisory and assistance services to MDA, providing technical analysis of proposals submitted against MDA topics and applications submitted to the MDA Phase II Transition Program.
FFRDCs: Aerospace, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), MIT/LL, MITRE
Support Contractor organizations: Aegis Technologies, Aerothermo Technology Inc, ANSER, Ball Corp, Booz Allen Hamilton, CC&G, Computer Sciences Inc., CSC, L3, MacAulay Brown Inc., Millennium Engineering and Integration (MEI), Modern Technology Solutions Incorporated (MTSI), Navigation Technology Associates, Paradigm, PRA, SAIC, Schaefer, Simulation Technology, Sparta, Space Dynamics Labs (SDL), Sy Coleman Corp.
Individual support contractors from these organizations will be authorized access to only those portions of the proposal data and discussions that are necessary to enable them to perform their respective duties. These organizations are expressly prohibited from scoring or ranking of proposals or recommending the selection of a source. In accomplishing their duties related to the source selection process, the aforementioned organizations may require access to proprietary information contained in the offerors' proposals.
Pursuant to FAR 9.505-4, the MDA contracts with these support contractors include a clause which essentially requires them to (1) protect the offerors’ information from unauthorized use or disclosure for as long as it remains proprietary and (2) refrain from using the information for any purpose other than that for which it was furnished. In addition, MDA requires the employees of those support contractors that provide technical analysis to the SBIR program to execute non-disclosure agreements. These agreements will remain on file with the MDA SBIR Program Management Office (PMO).
The MDA PMO will conduct an inventory of all proposals received, in each individual topic area, to ensure no conflict of interest issues exist prior to execution of any advisory and assistance services. If we find that any contractor listed above submits a proposal under an MDA SBIR solicitation, we will verify whether the proposal raises any potential conflicts of interest. MDA anticipates that proposals submitted under a topic area unrelated to the pertinent MDA field activity to which the contractor provides technical support may be allowed if the contracting officer determines that there is no organizational conflict of interest or that any real or apparent conflict of interest is adequately mitigated or avoided.
PHASE I GUIDELINES
MDA intends for the Phase I effort to determine the merit and technical feasibility of the concept, with a cost not exceeding $100,000. Please refer to section 3.5 of the solicitation for the Phase I Proposal format and requirements.
A list of the topics currently eligible for proposal submission is included in this section followed by full topic descriptions. These are the only topics for which proposals will be accepted at this time. The topics originated from the MDA Programs and are directly linked to their core research and development requirements.
Please assure that your e-mail address listed in your proposal is current and accurate. MDA cannot be responsible for notification to companies that change their mailing address, e-mail address(es), or company official after proposal submission.
PHASE I PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
MAXIMUM PAGE LIMIT FOR MDA IS 20 PAGES
Read the DoD front section of this solicitation for detailed instructions on proposal format and program requirements. When you prepare your proposal submission, keep in mind that Phase I should address the feasibility of a solution to the topic. Only UNCLASSIFIED proposals will be entertained. MDA accepts Phase I proposals not exceeding $100,000. The technical period of performance for the Phase I should be 6 months. MDA will evaluate and select Phase I proposals using scientific review criteria based upon technical merit and other criteria as discussed in this solicitation document. Due to limited funding, MDA reserves the right to limit awards under any topic and only proposals considered to be of superior quality will be funded.
If the offeror proposes to use foreign nationals: Identify the foreign nationals you expect to be involved on this project, country of origin and level of involvement. Please be prepared to provide the following information should your proposal be selected for award: individual’s full name (including alias or other spellings of name); date of birth; place of birth; nationality; registration number or visa information; port of entry; type of position and brief description of work to be performed; address where work will be performed; and copy of visa card or permanent resident card. The term “foreign national” is defined in Section 2.15 of this solicitation.
It is mandatory that the entire technical proposal, DoD Proposal Cover Sheet, Cost Proposal, and the Company Commercialization Report are submitted electronically through the DoD SBIR website at http://www.dodsbir.net/submission. If you have any questions or problems with the electronic proposal submission contact the DoD SBIR Helpdesk at 1-866-724-7457.
This Complete electronic proposal submission includes the submission of the Cover Sheets, Cost Proposal (use of the website’s online cost proposal form is MANDATORY for MDA), Company Commercialization Report, the ENTIRE technical proposal and any appendices via the DoD Submission site. The DoD proposal submission site http://www.dodsbir.net/submission will lead you through the process for submitting your technical proposal and all of the sections electronically. Each of these sections is prepared separately through the website. Only proposals submitted via the Submission website on or before the deadline of 6 a.m (EST) on 19 September 2007 will be processed. Please Note: The maximum page limit for MDA is twenty (20) pages. Any pages submitted beyond this, will not be evaluated. Your cost proposal, coversheets, and Company Commercialization Report DO NOT count towards your maximum page limit.