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The selection process and procedures for SBIR and STTR awards are complex. Each SYSCOM has slightly differing methods of proposal evaluation, and the diversity of the various topics requires a broad range of proposal reviewers. For this and other reasons, announcements of selectees can take place over a considerable period of time.

A Selectee is a company selected for "further consideration" meaning that the proposal is of interest, but the final decision and contract negotiation is not complete. Being listed as a selectee on this web site is NOT a notification of contract award.

In order to keep offerors informed, the Navy posts lists of Selectees as they are chosen (see Browse Selections in the box on the right of this page).

In the Navy's SBIR and STTR program, there are usually more than one selectee per topic, sometimes as many as four. When selectees are posted for a particular topic, it usually, but not always, signifies that all the selectees for that topic have been chosen. Occasionally additional selectees are added for the same topic. However, there are circumstances, although rare, when a selectee is removed from consideration for a topic. Sometimes there will be no selectee for a particular topic.

A popular feature of the Navy SBIR web site is the ability to register your email address to receive email notification of selection updates. This feature is unique to each announcement (formerly called solicitation) and is available on the announcement's selection page.

Selectees are notified by the SYSCOM and the contracting process commences.

After contracts are signed, awardee's contact information and topic abstract are published on the announcement's selections page. There is also a quick simple search engine available (see the Quick Search box on the right). For a more comprehensive search, use the Search Awards Database located at the top center of the page.


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