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NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I 2013

Solicitation Number: NOAA2013-1
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Location: Eastern Region Acquisition Division-KC
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Added: Oct 15, 2012 10:15 am Modified: Jan 04, 2013 7:00 pmTrack Changes
The U. S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to seek proposals from small business firms for participation in Phase I of the Fiscal Year 2013 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Phase I of the SBIR program implements the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-81), which reauthorizes the SBIR/STTR programs for six years. Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals in response to the Request for Proposals.

The purpose of Phase I of the SBIR program is for firms to conduct research and development which will allow the Government to determine the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of concepts, ideas and quality of performance as a prerequisite for further Government support which may follow in Phase II of the program. Any organization or individuals receiving awards under Phase I are be eligible to compete for a Phase II award. The following are the NOAA, Research and Development (R&D) topics available for Phase I: Weather-Ready Nation, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies.

The SBIR solicitation is being issued on January 4, 2013. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541712. The SBIR solicitation will be available at the Federal Business Opportunities website Please do not submit questions at this time. After release of the solicitation, it will be the offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for any amendments to the solicitation. The Government anticipates making multiple Phase I awards, each with a period of performance of six (6) months and a ceiling price not to exceed $95,000.00.

The Eastern Acquisition Division (EAD) requires that all contractors doing business with this Acquisition Office must be registered within the website (formerly the Central Contractor Registration [CCR] database). NO award can be made unless the vender is registered in For additional information and to register in SAM, please access the following web site https://www.sam/gov and select the Help Tab. In order to register in SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at A possible source of information for small businesses to use in helping to navigate these systems and learn more about contracting with the government is the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC). In 1985, Congress authorized the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in an effort to help expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the Government Marketplace. The program helps provide matching funds with state and local governments and non-profit organizations to establish these Procurement Technical Assistance Services to provide procurement assistance. They usually provide these service either at low cost or free of charge. You can find your local service center at to find out more information.

General SBIR - related inquiries may be directed to the NOAA SBIR Program at (301) 713-3565, or Additional questions should be directed to Joan Clarkston, Contract Specialist at (816) 426-7469, fax at (757)664-3623, or email When contacting individuals regarding this announcement, please reference in the title Solicitation Number NOAA 2013-1.
Added: Feb 04, 2013 12:37 pm
See Amendment 0001 for some updates in language to the original solicitation.  It includes some clarifications for the Mailing Address in Section 1.6; clarifications on number of copies in Section 4.3; clarifies Consultants and Subcontracts in Section 4.3.3; and clarifies Section 10.4, 10.5., and 11.

The deadline for proposals is still February 27, 2013.
Added: Feb 11, 2013 10:24 am
Some feedback was received that there are some duplication and form errors on Form 10.3.  A revised Form 10.3 is provided.
Added: Feb 25, 2013 3:31 pm
Due to the bad blizzard anticipated to high the Kansas City Metropolitan Area on February 26-27, 2013, the government is providing an extension to the due date of proposal submission to Monday, March 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM.  No additional extensions shall be provided.
Added: Sep 17, 2013 10:16 pm
See the following website for more information on the awards.

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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
January 4, 2013
SBIR2013-1.pdf (938.34 Kb)
Description: Solicitation NOAA2013-1
10.1_Form.pdf (68.10 Kb)
Description: Form from Section 10.1
Form_10.2.pdf (14.44 Kb)
Description: Form from Section 10.2
Form_10.3.pdf (27.50 Kb)
Description: Form from Section 10.3

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
February 4, 2013
Description: Amendment 0001 to Solicitation NOAA2013-1

Revised Form 10.3

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Revised Form 10.3
Posted Date:
February 11, 2013
Description: Revised Form 10.3

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
February 25, 2013
Description: Amendment 0002
601 East 12th Street, Room 1756
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
United States
Joan Clarkston
Phone: 816-426-7469
Fax: 757-664-3623