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

Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-13-00012
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)
Location: RTP Procurement Operations Division (RTPPOD)
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Added: May 09, 2013 11:54 am
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contemplates awarding approximately - twenty four (24) firm-fixed price contracts of $100,000 each under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Phase I, during Fiscal Year 2014. 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: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (Topic A.Water), Chemical Safety for Sustainability (Topic B Innovation in Manufacturing), Sustainable and Healthy Communities (Topic C Waste), Air/Climate/Energy (Topic D Air Quality), Topic E Homeland Security and (Topic F) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) special funding opportunity.

The Phase I awards are expected to be made by April 15, 2014. 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 June 5, 2013, with an expected due date of July 17, 2013. The solicitation will be available on the Internet and can be found at and Firms are encouraged to download the solicitation from these websites. 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 Also 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 August 6, 2012) 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 Judy Ancharski, Contract Specialist at or Marsha Johnson, Contracting Officer at
RTPPODUS Environmental Protection Agency109 T.W. Alexander DriveMail Code: E105-02Research Triangle ParkNC27709USA
Judy Ancharski