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FY 2019 U.S. DOT SBIR Solicitation Synopsis

The FY 2019 U.S. DOT SBIR Solicitation Synopsis is copied below from the Federal Business Opportunities posting

Amendment 1 (Feb 13, 2019):

The U.S. DOT, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Volpe Center, intends to issue its FY 2019 Phase I solicitation on or about February 19, 2019 with offers due April 22, 2019. In addition to this FedBizOpps posting, the DOT SBIR FY 2019 Phase I solicitation and any documents related to it will be available on the DOT SBIR Program website at http://www.volpe.dot.gov/work-with-us/small-business-innovation-research. The solicitation shall be issued through electronic means only; no hard copies will be available. A pre-offer webinar for small business concerns (SBCs) interested in submitting an offer to the FY 2019 U.S. DOT SBIR solicitation will be held on February 27, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time. Each SBC interested in attending the webinar must pre-register at: https://volpe-events.webex.com/volpe-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef620f891f4e1b808e00e98c63190e0de.


Original Synopsis (Jan 09, 2019):

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), intends to issue its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Phase I solicitation pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. DOT's FY 2019 Phase I is authorized under Federal SBIR programs, which have been extended through September 30, 2022, as part of the 56th National Defense Authorization Act. The solicitation is expected to be issued in the coming months. The purpose of this solicitation will be to invite U.S. small businesses to submit innovative research offers in response to the solicitation topics, which serve as key research areas for the DOT. Each small business concern submitting an offer must qualify as a small business in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR); 13 CFR 121.702. The applicable North American Industry Classification System code is 541715 with a size standard of 500 employees. In addition to this FedBizOpps posting, the DOT SBIR FY 2019 Phase I solicitation and any documents related to it will be available on the DOT SBIR Program website at https://www.volpe.dot.gov/work-with-us/small-business-innovation-research. The solicitation shall be issued through electronic means only; no hardcopies will be available. Offerors desiring to receive electronic notification of this solicitation's posting and availability for downloading should register on the FedBizOpps website. Offeror's are warned that when they register to receive solicitations, amendments, and other notices, the responsibility for providing the Government with an accurate and complete e-mail address lies with the Offeror. Sources interested in receiving the solicitation are encouraged to register at this site to receive notification when the solicitation is posted and available for viewing/downloading, which will also be available at the DOT SBIR Program website. Offerors are reminded that they may register at any time to receive the solicitation. A pre-offer webinar will be announced prior to solicitation publication. Offerors may visit the DOT SBIR Program website to view frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) relative to the overall SBIR program. An update to this notice providing the solicitation period will be provided prior to its opening.

Topics to be included in this solicitation may include:

  • Automated Detection of Broken Spike Fasteners in Wood Tie Railroad Track
  • Automated Driving Systems Test Data Interface
  • Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection
  • Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Improved Condition Monitoring of Traction Motors
  • Inline-Inspection Tool for Detecting Coating Defects/Disbondment of Coating
  • Innovative, Low-Cost Methods for Concrete Bridge Deck Assessment
  • In-Vehicle Highway Rail Grade Crossing Alert System
  • Portable Stiffness/Elastic Modulus Measurement System
  • Secure Motor Carrier Safety Data Information Exchange Using Blockchain
  • Vehicle Communication via Induction Paint
  • Wireless Pore Water Pressure Sensor
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2019