Pitch Day

Pitch Topics

Applicable Topics Phase I Phase II
Technical Volume
(Vol 1)
Additional Info
(Vol 5)
Award Amount *Technical Duration *Final Reporting Period Technical Volume
(Vol 1)
Additional Info
(Vol 5)
Technical & Reporting Initial Award Amount
Special Topics AF192-001 only Not to exceed 5 pages Attach a pitch deck not to exceed 15 slides Not to exceed $50,000 2 months 1 month Not to exceed 15 pages Attach a pitch deck not to exceed 15 slides. Phone/video interview. Typically 15-27 months Not to exceed $1,150,000

The Air Force SBIR/STTR Program office is continuing to pilot new processes via "AF Special Topics" (AF192-001) in order to accelerate technologies to the warfighter. The AF Special Topics are different in several ways from the standard AF SBIR/STTR proposal, award and execution. Special Topics have shortened technical durations, reduced reporting requirements, and varying award amounts compared to normal SBIR Topics. There are additional unique features associated with each of the Special Topics that are listed in the sections below.

Special Topic AF192-001
AF192-001 is sponsored by AFWERX (link in the BAA announcement) a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541715, (Research and Technology in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology) and the small business size standard is 500 employees. Offerors / Small Businesses that were selected received an invitation to make a live pitch to the Air Force team during this AFLCMC Pitch Day event. During the AFLCMC Pitch Day event, the selectees will be required to physically present a slide deck either included in, or similar to, Volume 5 of their original 19.2 proposal. Companies must be present at the event and complete their pitch to AF evaluators in order to be eligible to receive an award. This presentation will be evaluated by a panel against the Section 6.0 of the DoD BAA.

Once the evaluations are complete, all offerors will be immediately notified as to whether they were selected or not selected for a Phase II award. Selectees should be ready to sign and receive a contract at the AFLCMC Pitch event. In order to expedite funds, selectees should also be able to accept an initial payment under the contract through a Government Purchase Card (GPC) as part of the conditions of award.

It is critical that proposers for the Special Topics are registered in the System for Award Management, https://www.sam.gov, they will not be eligible for an award if not registered. Additionally, verify that they are registered to receive contracts (not just grants) and that their address matches between their proposal and SAM.