Department of Defense Announces Topics & Detail for SBIR 21.2 / STTR 21.B

Pete CodellaUtah Innovation Center

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release of the following Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and Commercial Solutions Openings (CSOs):


April 21, 2021: Pre-release begins, Topic Q&A available on DSIP
May 19, 2021: BAA opens, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
June 3, 2021: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 10:00 a.m. MT
June 17, 2021: BAA closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 10:00 a.m. MT

The instructions and topics for these BAAs and CSOs are available on DSIP at and at

Updated DoD SBIR/STTR Program & Proposal Requirements

The following requirements are in place for all SBIR and STTR proposal submissions. Details on these requirements can be found in section 5.0 of the 21.2 SBIR and 21.B STTR BAAs and relevant attachments can be found in both BAAs and CSOs.

1. Foreign Ownership Disclosure Requirement

2. Contractor Certification Regarding Provision of Prohibited Video Surveillance and Telecommunications Services and Equipment

3. Company Commercialization Report (Volume 4)

4. Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training (Volume 6)

In addition to the proposal requirements above, the BAAs and CSOs have been updated to reflect applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and/or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clauses that will be included in SBIR and STTR contracts. Proposers are encouraged to thoroughly review the BAAs/CSOs to remain apprised of programmatic and contractual changes.

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Industry and Innovation Center at