Schedule & Deadlines

April 21, 2021: DoD BAA issued for pre-release
May 19, 2021: DoD begins accepting proposals
June 17, 2021: Deadline for receipt of proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. ET

Participating DoD Components:

  •  Department of the Navy
  •  Department of the Air Force
  •  Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD)
  •  Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  •  Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  •  Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  •  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  •  United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)


Navy, Air Force, CBD, DLA, DTRA, MDA, NGA, and USSOCOM, hereafter referred to as DoD
Components, invite small business firms to submit proposals under this BAA for the Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development
(R&D) in any of the defense-related topic areas described in this BAA and to commercialize the results of
that R&D are encouraged to participate.
This BAA is for Phase I proposals only unless the Component is participating in the Direct to Phase II

Program. Navy, Air Force, and USSOCOM are offering Direct to Phase II topics for the SBIR 21.2 BAA
– see the Component-specific instructions for more information.

This BAA is for Phase I proposals only. A separate BAA will not be issued requesting Phase II proposals,
and unsolicited proposals will not be accepted. All firms that receive a Phase I award originating from this
BAA will be eligible to participate in Phase II competitions and potential Phase III awards. DoD
Components will notify Phase I awardees of the Phase II proposal submission requirements. Submission
of Phase II proposals will be in accordance with instructions provided by individual Components. The
details on the due date, content, and submission requirements of the Phase II proposal will be provided by
the awarding DoD Component either in the Phase I award or by subsequent notification. If a firm submits
their Phase II proposal prior to the dates provided by the individual Components, it may be rejected
without evaluation.

DoD is not obligated to make any awards under Phase I, Phase II, or Phase III, and all awards are subject
to the availability of funds. DoD is not responsible for any monies expended by the proposer before the
issuance of any award.