FBO Notice Date 11/16/17
BIDS Reference Number 118
Document Type: Presolicitation
Research & Development

Department of Education, Contracts & Acquisitions Management, Contracts (All ED Components), 20202

A -- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - 2018 Phase II SOL 91990018R0005 POC Mark M. Motta, Contract Specialist, Phone (202)245-6207, Email Mark.Motta@ed.gov - Thomas A. Smith, Contracting Officer, Phone (202)374-3560, Email Thomas.Smith@ed.govThe U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program - Phase II solicitation on or about December 7, 2017.

The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting the Department research/research and development (R/R&D) needs, increase the commercial potential of the Department-supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.

The Department invites eligible small business firms who received a 2017 Phase I award from the Department's SBIR program to submit a 2018 Phase II proposalunder this program solicitation. This solicitation is for proposals to fully develop an education technology product for use by:

• Students or teachers (or other instructional personnel) in authentic education settings; or
• Infants, toddlers, or students with or at risk for disabilities, or teachers (or other instructional personnel, related services providers, or family members) in early intervention or special education; or
• Education technology products used by school administrators in authentic education settings or in early intervention or special education settings.

Products must fall in one of these three priority areas (not all).

Phase II is to expand on the results of and to further pursue the development of Phase I projects. Phase II is the principal R/R&D effort. It requires a more comprehensive plan that outlines the effort in detail and describes the commercial potential of the product or tool. Awards are for periods up to two (2) years in amounts up to $900,000.

This notice is not a request for proposals.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ED/OCFO/CPO/91990018R0005/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business