Solicitation Announcement

DOC – NIST – SBIR Commercialization Technical Assistance Solicitation

The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) posted a SBIR Commercialization Technical Assistance Solicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities ( website on July 24, 2012.

A portion of the SBIR notice appears below for your convenience.

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Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Solicitation Number: SB1341-12-RP-0020
Posted Date: July 24, 2012

Response Date: August 8, 2012


Statement of Work


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program has awarded Phase 1 contracts to small businesses (hereafter referred to as “awardees”). The purpose of SBIR Phase 1 is to determine the technical feasibility of the research the awardee proposed. The NIST SBIR program has a requirement for a contractor to provide awardees with technical and business expertise to identify optimum pathways to promote successful transition of the Phase 1 and 2 R&D research results to commercialization.


The contractor shall identify the current state of each awardee’s research results and provide appropriate commercialization assistance. Since each awardee may be at a different level of product development, the contractor shall work with the awardee to customize a set of services that best support the awardee.


The period of performance for the commercialization assessment deliverables on this contract shall commence for six months.

Due Date for Proposals:

Offerors shall submit their proposals so that NIST receives them not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 08/08/2012. FAX proposals shall not be accepted. E-mail proposals shall be accepted at