NASA 2012 SBIR/STTR Presolicitation Notices Released

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) posted presolicitation notices for their 2012 SBIR/STTR solicitations on the Federal Business Opportunities ( website
August 31, 2012.

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Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNX12SBIR-Select
Posted Date: August 31, 2012
Response Date: November 29, 2012

Brief Synopsis:

Eligible small businesses along with nonprofit research institutions as a partner are invited to submit proposals in response to the NASA 2012 solicitation. It is anticipated that SBIR Select Phase I proposals will be selected for negotiation of firm-fixed-price contracts around the February 2013 timeframe. This is the first year that the NASA SBIR Program is offering a solicitation for Select Topics; therefore, the Program cannot anticipate how many proposals may be received and possibly selected for negotiations.

The NASA SBIR Program does not anticipate making more than 20 Phase I awards in response to this solicitation. Further, the NASA SBIR program does not anticipate making more than 12 Phase II awards following any Phase I awards made in response to this solicitation.

The NASA 2012 technical topics and subtopics support the NASA Mission Directorates of Human Exploration and Operations, Aeronautics Research, and Science. It is anticipated that the NASA 2012 solicitation will identify specific product areas within each subtopic that NASA wishes to emphasize. To participate in the NASA SBIR/STTR programs, firms must have Internet access and an e-mail address. Details can be found on the NASA SBIR/STTR Home Page at

NASA will issue the solicitation around noon Eastern Time on September 17th, 2012. Paper copies of the solicitation will not be distributed. Phase I Select proposals are due November 29th, 2012, 5:00 pm Eastern time and will be required to be submitted electronically as described in the solicitation instructions.

Point of Contact(s): Cassandra Williams, Contracting Officer, Phone 228-813-6271, Fax 228-813-6434, Email

Rosa L. Fletcher, Contracting Officer, Phone 228-813-6590, Fax 228-813-6434, Email