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A--Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I

Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-14-00014
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)
Location: RTP Procurement Operations Division (RTPPOD)
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contemplates awarding approximately - twenty (20) firm-fixed price contracts of $100,000 each under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Phase I, during Fiscal Year 2015. The SBIR Program is a phased process, uniform throughout the Federal Government, of soliciting proposals and awarding contracts for research or research and development (R&D) to meet stated agency technology needs or missions. During Phase I (covered by this solicitation) contractors shall conduct feasibility-related experimental research or R&D efforts on the following agency topics: Topic A: Air and Climate, Topic B: Manufacturing, Topic C: Toxic Chemicals, Topic D: Water, Topic E: Building Materials, Topic F: Food Waste and Topic G: Homeland Security.

The Phase I awards are expected to be made by March 15, 2015. The period of performance for each Phase I contract will be six (6) months. Upon successful completion of an EPA SBIR Phase I contract, the Phase I contractors will receive the Phase II solicitation and may submit proposals for competitive evaluation. Funding for Phase II shall be based upon the results of Phase I, the quality and soundness of the Phase II workplan and the commercial potential of Phase II technology.

Proposals submitted in response to the solicitation must directly pertain to the EPA?s environmental mission and must be responsive to EPA program interest included in the topic descriptions identified in the solicitation. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 541712 and the Small Business Size Standard is 500 employees. The anticipated release date of the solicitation is July 9, 2014 with an expected due date of September 8, 2014. The solicitation, amendments, and all pertinent documents will be available at It will be the offeror's responsibility to frequently check the same site where the solicitation is to be posted for any amendments. The solicitation document is approximately 50 pages in length, and includes all the requirements, instructions and forms needed for proper proposal submission.

Company Registration is required in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Company Registry Database. The Small Business Administration (SBA) maintains and manages a Company Registry at to track ownership and affiliation requirements for all companies applying to the SBIR Program. The SBIR Policy Directive (dated February 24, 2014) requires each small business concern (SBC) applying for a Phase I or Phase II award to register in the Company Registry prior to submitting a proposal to any federal agency participating in the SBIR Program. Please visit and register your company prior to submitting your proposal to the EPA's SBIR Program, and append the SBA registration information as the last page of your Technical Proposal.

Any questions on this solicitation should be directed to Jeffery Clodfelter, Contract Specialist at
RTPPODUS Environmental Protection Agency109 T.W. Alexander DriveMail Code: E105-02Research Triangle ParkNC27709USA
Jeffery Clodfelter