DoC NIST and NOAA 2013 SBIR Pre-solicitation Notices

The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently posted pre-solicitation notices for their 2013 SBIR Phase I programs on the Federal Business Opportunities ( website.

The release of the NIST 2013 SBIR solicitation is anticipated around December 4, 2012. The presolicitation notice, which is available at, indicates that:

A public website will be available where technical questions may be submitted by the interested parties and answer provided by NIST experts will be posted. This public Q & A will be available during the open solicitation period at All other questions regarding the solicitation must be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Dana Rae Graham at

The release of the NOAA 2013 SBIR solicitation is also anticipated around December 4, 2012. The presolicitation notice, is available at

For more information regarding the DOC NOAA SBIR program, visit the newly designed website (part of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office) at

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