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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase III

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GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) client support centers (initially Region 5 & FEDSIM) has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to launch a program to award and manage Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contracts specifically. The objective of Phase III is for small businesses to pursue commercialization of the objectives resulting from Phase I/II R/R&D activities.

As a result of this partnership, new technologies have a pathway to enter both Federal and private sector marketplaces. Phase III acquisitions may involve non-SBIR funded R&D (excluding weapons systems) or production contracts for products, production, or services for use by the Government.

According to the SBIR statute and the SBA Policy Directive, no further competition is required in Phase III, as competition requirements are met in Phases I and II. A Justification and Approval (J&A) consistent with FAR 6.302-5 is still required. Phase III work must be awarded to the successful Phase I/II vendor to the maximum extent practicable. For more information on the SBIR program, please view our informational sheet or visit the SBIR website.

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Explore Your Options

SBIR Participating Agencies

If you have a SBIR Phase III requirement, we will work with the you and the SBIR Phase III-eligible company to establish a contract.

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Industry Partners

Once A SBIR Phase II solicitation is posted make sure to verify SBIR Phase III eligibility by providing Phase I and II award documentation when responding.