The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. The SBIR/STTR programs are structured in the following three phases.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Provides policies and procedures that government acquisition officials and contractors must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
A supplement to the FAR that provides DoD-specific acquisition regulations that DoD government acquisition officials – and those contractors doing business with DoD – must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.
Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NMCARS)
Implements and supplements the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, and contains mandatory policies and procedures including delegations of authority and assignment of responsibilities.
Code of Federal Regulations
The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
The AbilityOne's mission is to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities in the manufacture and delivery of products and services to the Federal Government. Please see more about AbilityOne’s mission and partnerships below.
AbilityOne Commercial Partnerships
Creates "Strategic Alliances" with non-Federal entities to increase awareness and promote its mission to create employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities.
Contracting Memo from Mr. Sean J. Stackley - embedded PDF link (document on S drive)
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition emphasizes the importance of working with the AbilityOne program.
Program participants are available to help spread the word about their personal experience and share the benefits they have realized through their AbilityOne employment.
The Navy’s site for acquisition professionals and requirements generators to learn about existing contract solutions & analytical tools to improve Naval acquisition.
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