These concepts and others are discussed in more detail in the DoD Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) in which USSOCOM participates.
To be eligible for the USSOCOM SBIR program, you must be a small business, also referred to as Small Business Concern or SBC. A small business concern is one that, at the time of award of Phase I and Phase II, meets all of the following criteria:
Control can be exercised through common ownership, common management, and contractual relationships. The term "affiliates" is defined in greater detail in 13 CFR 121.103. The term "number of employees" is defined in 13 CFR 121.106.
A business concern may be in the form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust, or cooperative. Further information may be obtained at sba.gov or by contacting the Small Business Administration's Government Contracting Area Office or Office of Size Standards.
A socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern is one that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or an Indian tribe, including Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), or a Community Development Corporation (CDC). Control includes both the strategic planning (as that exercised by boards of directors) and the day-to-day management and administration of business operations. See 13 CFR 124.109, 124.110, and 124.111 for special rules pertaining to concerns owned by Indian tribes (including ANCs), NHOs, or CDCs, respectively.
A Women-Owned Small Business Concern is one that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a woman or women. Control includes both the strategic planning (as that exercised by boards of directors) and the day-to-day management and administration of business operations.
A Service-Disabled Veteran is an individual with a disability that is service connected as defined in section 101 (16) of title 38, United States Code. A Small Business Concern Owned and Controlled by Service-Disabled Veterans is one that is
A small business concern that:
For general questions on The SBIR Program and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics please call the DoD SBIR/STTR Help Desk. This may be contacted between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST at
Phone: (800) 348-0787
On-line tutorials: https://www.sbir.gov/tutorials/individual-agency-requirements/DOD-components
Also, please consult the following sites, depending on your specific interests
To find out about SBIR selections, these are generally posted 6 months after the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) close at the following site: www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/award/all