The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program's 17.1 solicitation is open through December 21, 2016. It opened October 19, 2016.
How to Apply
- Read the 17.1 solicitation for information about the 17.1 topics and about proposal requirements.
- Review the 17.1 Technical and Administrative Questions.
- If you do not see the answer to your question(s), submit additional technical or administrative questions to the U.S. DOT SBIR Program Office at email@example.com.
- The office will only answer questions submitted by email on or before 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
- All questions and answers will be posted as soon as they are received and answered by our experts.
- Submit a proposal through our secure site.
You must submit 3 separate files for your proposal (see guidelines and requirements in the solicitation):
- Technical proposal
- Completed appendices
- Cost proposal (Appendix C)
We will notify all applicants of their proposal status by March 19, 2016 (90 days after the close of the solicitation).
Federal Highway Administration
|17.1-FH1||Accurate and Rapid Measurement of Adsorption Capacity of Fly Ash in Concrete Mixtures|
Federal Highway Administration
|17.1-FH2||Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete|
|Federal Railroad Administration||17.1-FR1||Methods for Remanufacturing Creosote-Railroad Ties|
|Federal Railroad Administration||17.1-FR2||Broken Rail Detection from Flashing Rear End Device|
|Federal Railroad Administration||17.1-FR3||Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments|
|Federal Railroad Administration||17.1-FR4||Smart Phone Application for Onboard Railroad Passenger Information System|
|Federal Transit Administration||17.1-FT1||Train Crowding and Information Dissemination for Transit Users|
|National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||17.1-NH1||Detection of THC Use in Drivers|
|Office of the Secretary of Transportation – Research||17.1-OS1||System and Supply Chain for Recycling Lithium-ion batteries in the Transportation System|
Technical and Administrative Questions
We will accept technical and administrative questions through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. We may not answer questions submitted after that time. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only emailed questions will be answered.
U.S. DOT does not provide information on techncial points of contact for the topics in the solicitation. Contact with U.S. DOT relative to this solicitation during the Phase I proposal preparation and evaluation period is restricted to the DOT's SBIR Program Office. All technical and administrative questions relative to the 17.1 solicitation must be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Questions and answers will be posted on this U.S. DOT SBIR Program website.
For general SBIR Program inquiries not pertaining to this solicitation, please contact:
U.S. DOT’s SBIR Hotline at 617-494-2051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A pre-proposal webinar for small businesses interested in applying to the U.S. DOT SBIR 17.1 solicitation will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. (ET).