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AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY (AFRL) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Proposal Preparation Instructions

All Phase II proposals must be prepared and submitted through the DoD Electronic Submission Site at: http://www.dodsbir.net/submission/SignIn.asp I. INVITATION Only Phase I awardees who are invited by the DoD Component or those who submitted a Fast Track application are eligible to submit Phase II proposals. Phase I awardees can verify selection for receipt of a Phase II invitation letter by logging into the "Small Business Area" at https://www.afsbirsttr.com/Firm/login.aspx. If "Phase II Invitation Letter Sent" and an associated date are visible, a Phase II invitation letter has been sent. If the letter is not received within 10 days of the date and/or the contact information for technical/contracting points of contact has changed since submission of the Phase I proposal, contact the appropriate AF SBIR Program Manager, as found in the Phase I selection/non-selection notification letter, for resolution. Please note that it is solely the responsibility of the Phase I awardee to contact this individual. There will be no further attempts on the part of the Air Force to solicit a Phase II proposal. No unsolicited proposals will be accepted. Your company must qualify as a small business as defined in the DoD SBIR solicitation at the time of the award. You are highly encouraged to revisit the DoD SBIR Solicitation that resulted in your Phase I award to become reacquainted with requirements and elements common to both Phase I and Phase II procurements. NOTE: The government is not obligated to make any awards under Phase II, nor is it responsible for any monies expended by the offeror prior to award of a contract. All awards are subject to the availability of funds. II. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION All proposals must be submitted electronically at www.dodsbir.net/submission. The complete proposal Department of Defense (DoD) cover sheet, entire technical proposal with appendices, cost proposal and the Company Commercialization Report must be submitted by the date and time indicated in the invitation. The technical proposal is limited to 50 pages. The commercialization report, any advocacy letters, SBIR Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Questionnaire, and the additional cost proposal itemized listing (a through i) will not count against the 50 page limitation and should be placed as the last pages of the Technical Proposal file that is uploaded. (Note: Only one file can be uploaded to the DoD Submission Site. Ensure that this single file includes your complete Technical Proposal and the additional cost proposal information.) The preferred format for submission of proposals is Portable Document Format (PDF). Graphics must be distinguishable in black and white. Please virus check your submissions. Phase II proposals require a comprehensive, detailed submission of the proposed effort. Phase II efforts are typically two (2) years in duration with an initial value not to exceed $750,000. Your proposal should show that technical progress or results from Phase I have sufficient promise of solving an important scientific or engineering problem and, therefore, more extensive research or research and development (R&D) efforts are warranted. Commercial and military potential of the technology under development is extremely important. AFRL will look for proposals that emphasize dual-use applications and provide details about the firms plans to commercially exploit the technical results. All Phase II research and development must be performed by the small business concern in the United States, as defined in the DoD Solicitation from which the Phase I was awarded. As in Phase I, the primary employment of the principal investigator for Phase II must be with the small business firm at the time of the award and during the conduct of the proposed effort. (Primary employment
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means that more than one half of the principal investigators time is spent with the small business and precludes full-time employment at another organization.) Agencies are not permitted to issue SBIR contracts that include provisions for subcontracting any portion of that contract back to the originating agency or any other Federal Government agency. (Reference DoD SBIR Program Solicitation 3.5(b) (9)) Knowingly and willfully making any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations may be a felony under the Federal Criminal False Statement Act (18 U.S.C. Sec 1001), punishable by a fine of up to $10,000, up to five years in prison, or both. III. PHASE II PROPOSAL PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS AND PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS A. Proposal Requirements. A Phase II proposal should provide sufficient information to persuade the Air Force that the proposed continuation of work represents an innovative solution to the scientific or engineering problem and is worthy of support under the stated criteria. All sections below count against the page count limitation unless otherwise specified. B. Proprietary Information. Information that constitutes a trade secret, proprietary, commercial or financial information, confidential personal information, or data affecting national security must be clearly marked. It shall be treated in confidence to the extent permitted by law. However, it is advised that in the event of an award, it is likely that the Phase II Work Plan Outline or Statement of Work (SOW) will be incorporated into the award, in whole or in part, either by insertion or by reference. Therefore, segregate from the Phase II Work Plan Outline/SOW any information to be excluded from public release pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. (See section 5.6 of the DoD SBIR Solicitation regarding marking of proprietary information.) C. General Content. The offeror must submit a proposal that is direct, concise and informative using no type smaller than 12 pitch or 11 point on standard 8 1/2 X 11 paper size, with one-inch margins with pages consecutively numbered. The offeror is discouraged from including promotional and non-project-related items. D. Proposal Format. The technical proposal includes all items listed below in the order given. (1) Cover Sheet. Complete and submit the SBIR Proposal Cover Sheet in accordance with instructions provided at www.dodsbir.net/submission. The technical abstract should include a brief description of the project objective, a description of the effort, anticipated benefits and commercial applications of the proposed research and a list of key words/terms. The technical abstract of each successful proposal will be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for publication, and therefore, must not contain proprietary or classified information. The cover sheet counts as the first two pages of the proposal. The term Component on the cover sheet refers to the Air Force organization that requested the Phase II proposal. (2) Table of Contents. A table of contents should be located immediately after the cover sheet. (3) Glossary. Include a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations used in your proposal. (4) Milestone Identification. Include a program schedule with all key milestones identified. If options are proposed, the schedule should provide the option start window and period of performance. (5) Identification and Significance of the Problem or Opportunity. Briefly reference the specific technical problem or opportunity addressed in Phase I and its relationship to Phase II.
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(6) Phase II Technical Objectives. The proposal should include an assessment of the potential commercial application for each objective. (7) Phase II Work Plan. If the Phase II invitation requests submittal of a work plan, the following guidance would apply: Provide a detailed description of the Phase II approach. At the beginning of the work plan, include an outline of the work plan in the following format: a) Scope list the major requirements and specifications of the effort b) Task outline provide a brief outline of the work to be accomplished over the span of the effort c) Milestone schedule d) Deliverables (see para (9) below) Note: Proprietary information shall not be included in the work plan outline. The plan should indicate not only the planned approach, but how and where the work will be accomplished. Phase II efforts attempt to accomplish the technical feasibility demonstrated in Phase I, including transition of results to the private sector or Government customer. The methods to achieve each objective or task should be discussed in detail. The work plan or SOW must contain separate sections or paragraphs that specifically address the following. (a) Safety requirements are to be followed in all design and actual performance of the proposed project. If hardware is to be developed, the contract will require at least a preliminary hazard analysis. (b) If the proposed effort involves the use of potentially hazardous materials that could result in risk to personnel or property, then the following are required: identification of the material, purpose, reason for choosing the particular material, possible alternatives, procedures and safeguards that will be implemented to minimize risk. Complete the attached SBIR Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Questionnaire and include it with your proposal. (This will not be included in the 50 page limit) (8) Proposer-Prepared SOW. If the Phase II invitation requests submittal of a SOW, the following guidance would apply: The SOW shall be a separate and distinct part of the proposal, using a page break to divide it from the technical proposal. The proposed SOW must contain a summary description of the technical methodology as well as the task description, but not in so much detail as to make the contract inflexible. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PROPRIETARY INFORMATION IN THE SOW. The following is offered as a recommended format for the SOW. Begin this section on a new page. (a) 1.0 - Objective: This section is intended to give a brief overview of the specialty area. It should describe why it is being pursued, and what you are trying to accomplish. (b) 2.0 - Scope: This section provides a concise picture of the work to be accomplished. This should include the technology area to be investigated, goals to be achieved, and major milestones for the effort. The key elements of this section, however, are task development and deliverables. This section should concisely describe the
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anticipated end result or product of the effort. It must also be consistent with the detailed requirements stated in the 4.0 section. (c) 3.0 - Background: The proposer shall identify appropriate specifications, standards, and other documents that are applicable to the effort to be performed. This section includes any information, explanations, or constraints to understand the requirements. It may include relationships to previous, current and/or future operations. It may also include techniques previously tried and found ineffective. (d) 4.0 - Task/Technical Requirements: The detailed description of tasks, which represent the work to be performed, is considered to be legally binding on the proposer. Thus, it should be developed in an orderly progression with sufficient detail to establish program requirements and overall program goals. The work effort should be segregated into major tasks and identified in separately numbered paragraphs. Each numbered major task should delineate by subtask the work to be performed. The SOW MUST contain every task to be accomplished. The tasks must be definite, realistic, and clearly stated. Use "shall" whenever the work statement expresses a provision that is binding. Use "should" or "may" whenever it is necessary to express a declaration of purpose. Use "will" in cases where no contractor requirement is involved, i.e., power will be supplied by the Government. (9) Deliverables. Include a section that clearly describes the specific sample or prototype hardware and/or software that will be delivered. If hardware will be delivered, be aware of the possible requirement for unique item identification in accordance with DFARS 252.211-7003. If hardware or software is to be developed and not delivered, explain why. Include a short paragraph to describe your proposed data deliverables, schedules and quantities. At a minimum, AFRL will require the following reports (data deliverables) under all Phase II contracts. (a) Scientific and Technical Report. Rights in technical data, including software, developed under the terms of any contract resulting from proposals submitted in response to a SBIR solicitation generally remains with the contractor. The government obtains a royalty-free license to use such technical data for government purposes during the period commencing with contract award and ending five years after completion of the project under which the data was generated. Upon expiration of the five-year restrictive license, the government has unlimited rights in the SBIR data. (1) Final Report The draft is due 30 days after completion of the Phase II technical effort. The first page of the final report will be a single-page project summary identifying the purpose of the work, a brief description of the work accomplished, the findings or results, and potential applications of the effort. The summary may be published by DoD, and therefore, must not contain proprietary or classified information. The balance of the report should contain details of the project objectives, work completed, results obtained, and estimates of technical feasibility. (2) Status Reports. Status reports are due quarterly as a minimum. (3) Phase II Summary Report The contractor will provide an interim Phase II summary report (at the end of the first year) and a final Phase II summary report, via electronic form, to the Air Force SBIR/STTR site. The interim and final reports should not exceed 700 words each and should include the technology description as well as the anticipated applications/benefits for government and/or private sector use. Electronic form formats and instructions are provided at the AF SBIR/STTR
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Site at http://www.afsbirsttr.com. Since the site is a public Internet site, the summary reports should not contain any proprietary or sensitive information. (b) Cost Reports (if cost type contract is awarded) (c) Additional Reporting. AFRL may require additional reporting or documentation including Software documentation and users manuals Engineering drawings Operation and maintenance documentation Safety hazard analysis when the project will result partly or wholly in hardware development and delivery. Updates to the commercialization results (10) Related Work. Describe significant activities directly related to the proposed effort. Include any previous efforts conducted by the principal investigator, the proposing firm, consultants or others and their interface with the proposed project. Also, list any reviewers who plan to comment on the offerors knowledge of the state-of-the-art in the specific approach proposed for the scientific or engineering research. (11) Commercialization Potential. (a) The DoD requires that a commercialization strategy plan be submitted along with the Phase II proposal. This plan must specifically address the following questions: (1) What is the first planned product that will incorporate the proposed technology? (2) Who are the probable customers, and what is the estimated market size? (3) How much money will be needed to bring this technology to market, and how will it be raised? (4) Does your firm have the necessary marketing expertise and, if not, how do you intend to compensate for the lack of marketing expertise? (5) Who are your probable competitors, and what price or quality advantage over your competitors is anticipated? (b) The commercialization strategy plan should briefly describe the commercialization potential for the anticipated results of the proposed project as well as your plans to exploit that potential. Commercial potential can be evidenced by: (1) The small business record of commercializing SBIR or other research, particularly as reflected in its Company Commercialization Report. The Company Commercialization Report of prior SBIR awards may be inserted to satisfy this requirement. (2) The existence of private sector or non-SBIR funding sources which shows a commitment to the Phase II effort/results. (3) The existence of Phase III follow-on commitments for the subject of the research.
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(4) The presence of other indicators of commercial potential of the idea, including the small business commercialization strategy. (c) If awarded a Phase II contract, the contractor is required to periodically update the commercialization results of the Phase II project at www.dodsbir.net/submission. These updates will be required one year after the start of Phase II, at the completion of Phase II, and subsequently when the contractor submits a new SBIR proposal to DoD. Firms that do not submit a new proposal to DoD will be asked to provide updates on an annual basis after the completion of Phase II. (12) Military Applications. Briefly describe what is believed to be the existing or potential military requirement and the military potential of the SBIR Phase II results. Identify which DoD agency or organization is most likely to benefit from the project, and if any DoD agency has expressed interest in or commitment to a non-SBIR, federally funded Phase III effort. This section should involve no more than one or two paragraphs. Agency point of contact names and telephone numbers must be included. (13) Relationship with Future Research or R&D Efforts. (a) State the anticipated results of the proposed approach, specifically addressing any plans for Phase III. (b) Discuss the significance of the Phase II effort in providing a foundation for the Phase III research or R&D effort. (14) Key Personnel: Identify in the Technical Proposal all key personnel who will be involved in this project. Include information on directly related education, experience, and citizenship. A technical resume of the principle investigator, including a list of publications, if any, must be part of that information. Concise technical resumes for subcontractors and consultants, if any, are also useful. You must identify all U.S. permanent residents to be involved in the project as direct employees, subcontractors, or consultants. You must also identify all non-U.S. citizens expected to be involved in the project as direct employees, subcontractors, or consultants. For these individuals, in addition to technical resumes, please provide countries of origin, the type of visa or work permit under which they are performing, and an explanation of their anticipated level of involvement on this project. You may be asked to provide additional information during negotiations in order to verify the foreign citizen's eligibility to participate on a contract issued as a result of this solicitation. (15) Facilities/Equipment. Describe instrumentation and physical facilities necessary and available to carry out the Phase II effort. Justify equipment to be purchased (detailed in cost proposal). State whether or not the facilities where the proposed work will be performed meet environmental laws and regulations of federal, state (name) and local governments for, but not limited to, the following groupings: airborne emissions, waterborne effluents, external radiation levels, outdoor noise, solid and bulk waste disposal practices, and handling and storage of toxic and hazardous materials. (16) Consultants/Subcontracts. Private companies, consultants, or universities may be involved in the project. If the offeror intends such involvement, it should be described in detail and included in the cost proposal. A minimum of 50% of the research and analytical work must be performed by the proposing firm, unless otherwise approved in writing by the contracting officer. Signed copies of all consultant or subcontract letters of intent must be attached to the proposal. These letters should briefly state what contribution or expertise is being provided. Include a SOW and detailed cost proposal. Include information pertaining to the consultants or subcontractors unique qualifications.
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Subcontract agreement copies and supporting documents are not counted toward the Phase II page limit. Identify any consultant/subcontractor that is a foreign national per paragraph (14) above. (17) Prior, Current or Pending Support of Similar Proposals or Awards. Warning - While it is permissible, with proper notification, to submit identical proposals or proposals containing a significant amount of essentially equivalent work for consideration under numerous federal program solicitations, it is unlawful to enter into contracts or grants requiring essentially equivalent effort. If there is any question concerning this, it must be disclosed to the soliciting agency or agencies before award. If a proposal submitted in response to this solicitation is substantially the same as another proposal that has been funded, is now being funded, or is pending with another Federal agency or DoD Component or the same DoD component, the company must so indicate on the cover sheet and provide the following: (a) The name and address of the Federal agency(s) or DoD component(s) to which a proposal was submitted, will be submitted, or from which an award is expected or has been received. (b) The date of proposal submission or date of award. (c) Title of proposal. (d) Name and title of the principal investigator for each proposal submitted or award received. (e) Title, number and date of solicitation(s) under which the proposal was submitted, will be submitted, or from which an award is expected or has been received. (f) If award was received, state contract number. (g) Specify the applicable topics for each SBIR proposal submitted or award received. Note: If this does not apply, state in the proposal No prior, current, or pending support for proposed work. (18) Cost Proposal. A detailed cost proposal must be submitted. Proposed costs must be identified by both individual cost elements and contractor fiscal year, with sufficient information provided regarding the basis of the estimates. Providing sufficient details with the proposal will expedite the processing of the award should the proposal be selected. Cost proposal information will be treated as proprietary. Provide enough information so that Air Force personnel can determine the purpose, necessity and reasonableness of each cost element. (Refer to FAR Subpart 15.408, Table 15-2, for additional instructions for submitting cost/price proposals.) Generally, cost-plus-fixed fee contract vehicles are appropriate for Phase II. Phase II contracts may include profit or fee. All Phase II awardees must have an accounting system in place that is considered acceptable for government contracting purposes. The acceptability of an accounting system is determined based on a review performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Information concerning DCAA may be found at http://www.dcaa.mil. Specific information concerning accounting systems may be found under the pull-down menu located on the left-hand side of the screen under the link named "DCAA Publications." Pamphlet 7641.90, entitled "Information for Contractors," is one of the available publications. Specifically, Chapter 2, Sections 2301 and 2302, of this pamphlet provide details on accounting system requirements and the criteria used to evaluate their adequacy. Awardees are responsible for establishing and maintaining an acceptable accounting system for accumulating costs under prospective government contracts, and this should be accomplished prior to the timeframe for AF
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Phase II award. The proposal should indicate whether or not a review of the accounting system has already been performed by DCAA. Not having an accounting system acceptable to DCAA could delay and/or prevent Phase II contract award. Any questions regarding this matter should be discussed with the Phase I contracting officer. Cost proposal attachments will not count toward Phase II proposal page limitations. The cost proposal includes: (a) Direct Labor. Identify key personnel by name or by labor category if specific names are not available. The number of hours, actual hourly rates, labor overhead and/or fringe benefits for each individual contractor fiscal year are also necessary. (b) Direct Materials. Costs for materials, parts and supplies must be justified and supported. Provide an itemized list containing types, quantities, price and, where appropriate, purposes. If computer or software purchases are planned, AFRL will require detailed information, such as, manufacturer, price quotes, justification and proposed use of the hardware or software. (c) Other Direct Costs. This includes specialized services such as machining or milling, special testing or analysis, costs incurred for temporary use of specialized facilities, or costs incurred in the temporary lease of specialized equipment. Provide number of hours expected, rates and sources. Justification or brief explanations and/or quotes must be provided. Proposals that include leased hardware must provide an adequate lease versus purchase justification or rationale. Special tooling and test equipment and material costs may be included and will be carefully reviewed relative to need and appropriateness for the work proposed. The purchase of special tooling and test equipment must, in the opinion of the contracting officer, be advantageous to the government and directly related to the specific effort. Purchases may include such items as innovative instrumentation and/or automatic test equipment. Title to property furnished by the government or acquired for the government will be vested with the Air Force unless it is determined that transfer of title to the contractor would be more cost effective. It is not the intention of the Government to directly fund the purchaser of general purpose equipment. (d) Subcontract. Subcontract costs must be supported with copies of the subcontract agreements. The agreement documents must adequately describe the work to be performed and provide the basis for cost, i.e., a cost proposal. Provide a SOW, identify individuals assigned, hours and hourly rates, materials to be purchased (if any) and proposed travel (if applicable). A simple agreement letter from the subcontractor stating willingness to perform some task at a fixed price and the amount will not suffice. Provide a price analysis of the proposed subcontract in accordance with FAR 15.404-1(b). Provide an analysis concerning the reasonableness, realism and completeness of each subcontractor's proposal. If the analysis is based on a comparison with prior prices, identify the basis on which the prior prices were determined to be reasonable. If price analysis techniques are inadequate or FAR requires submittal of subcontractor cost or pricing data, provide a cost analysis in accordance with FAR 15.404-1(c). Cost analysis should include, but not be limited to, an analysis of materials, labor, travel, other direct costs and proposed profit rates. (e) Consultants. Provide a separate agreement letter for each consultant. The letter should briefly state what service or assistance will be provided, the number of hours required and the
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hourly rate. Include a brief rsum. (f) Travel. Each Phase II effort should include a kickoff or interim meeting as a minimum. Travel costs must be justified and related to the needs of the project. Identify the number of trips, the destination and purpose. Travel costs should be broken out by trip with number of travelers, airfare, per diem, lodging, etc. (g) Indirect Cost Rates. Indicate the basis of the proposed rates (e.g., FY XXXX budgeted rates, FY XXXX actual rates, etc.) as well as the organizations established fiscal year. The proposal should identify the specific rates being used, as well as the allocation bases to which they are applied. Do not propose rate composites; the proposal should detail the proposed rates and applications by each fiscal year of the anticipated performance period. (h) Cost Sharing. While cost sharing is not required and will not be an evaluation factor, it is permitted. Cost share contracts do not allow fee on the cost share portion. (i) DD Form 2345. For proposals submitted under ITAR-restricted Topics, a copy of the certified DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, must be included. The form, instructions, and FAQs may be found at the United States/Canada Joint Certification Program website, http://www.dlis.dla.mil/jcp/. E. Company Commercialization Report. All Phase II proposals must include a Commercialization Report of Prior SBIR Awards. This report will not be counted as part of the directed 50-page count limitation and should be submitted as an attachment or enclosure. The on-line Company Commercialization Report may be used to meet this requirement. As instructed in paragraph 3.5d of the DoD Solicitation, prepare the report through the password-protected DoD Electronic Submission Web Site (http://www.dodsbir.net/submission). IV. METHOD OF SELECTION AND EVALUATION CRITERIA A. Introduction. Phase II proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis by knowledgeable scientists or engineers or other technical personnel. In the evaluation and handling of proposals, every effort will be made to protect the confidential information in the proposal and any evaluations thereof. B. Evaluation Criteria. The Phase II proposal will be reviewed for overall merit based upon the criteria in the DoD SBIR solicitation with technical merit being most important, followed by the potential for commercial application, and then qualifications of the principal investigator (and team). (1) The soundness, technical merit, and innovation of the proposed approach and its incremental progress toward topic or subtopic solution. (2) The potential for commercial (government or private sector) application and the benefits expected to accrue from this commercialization. (3) The qualifications of the proposed principal/key investigators, supporting staff, and consultants. Qualifications include not only the ability to perform the research and development but also the ability to commercialize the results. Other factors that will be considered during the selection process are: results of the Phase I effort, a commitment for Phase III follow-on funding, the possible duplication with other research or research and development, program balance, budget limitations, and the potential of a successful Phase II effort leading
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to a product of continuing interest to DoD. Please note that where technical evaluations are essentially equal in merit, and as cost and/or price is a substantial factor, cost to the government will be considered in determining the successful offeror. The Air Force anticipates pricing will be based on adequate price competition. The next tie-breaker on essentially equal proposals will be the inclusion of manufacturing technology considerations. Once determined R&D efforts have the potential to meet DoD objectives in addition to meeting the market needs, it is encouraged to obtain private sector or non-SBIR government follow-on funding to pursue Phase III (commercial application of the R&D efforts). Phase II proposal evaluations may include on-site evaluations of the Phase I results to date or of the contractors facility by government personnel. The reasonableness of the proposed costs of the effort to be performed will be examined to determine those proposals that offer the best value to the government. V. DEBRIEFINGS
In accordance with FAR 15.505, a debriefing may be received by written request. As is consistent with the DoD SBIR/STTR solicitation, the request must be received within 30 days after receipt of notification of non-selection. Written requests for debriefing should be mailed to AFRL/XPP (SBIR), 1864 4th Street, Room 225, Wright-Patterson AFB OH, 45433-7130. Requests for debriefing should include the company name and the telephone number/email address for a specific point of contract, as well as an alternate. Also include the topic number under which the proposal(s) was submitted, and the proposal number(s). Debrief requests received more than 30 days after receipt of notification of non-selection will be fulfilled at Contracting Officers' discretion. Unsuccessful offerors are entitled to no more than one debriefing for each proposal. NOTE: FAR 15.505 (a)(2) states the debrief, at the offerors request, may be delayed until after award. However, under the AF SBIR Program, debriefs are automated and standardized. Therefore, pre-award and post-award debriefs are identical.

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SBIR Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Questionnaire Company Name: Title: 1. Will hazardous materials (as defined by Federal Standard 313D, Material Safety Data, Transportation Data and Disposal Data for Hazardous Material Furnished to Government Activities and 40 CFR Part 260 279) be used in the contract? Yes No

If the answer is "yes," list materials:

2. Will explosives or ammunition be used in research? (See definitions listed below before answering.) Yes No

Explosives and ammunition mean: (a.) Liquid and solid propellants and explosives, pyrotechnics, incendiaries and smokes in the following: (i) Bulk: (ii) Ammunition; (iii) Rockets; (iv) Missiles; (v) Warheads; (vi) Devices; and (vii) Components of (i) through (vi), except for wholly inert items. (b.) This definition does not include the following, unless the contractor is using or incorporating these materials for initiation, propulsion, or detonation as an integral or component part of an explosive, an ammunition or explosive end item, or of a weapon system. (i) Inert components containing no explosives, propellants, or pyrotechnics; (ii) Flammable liquids; (iii) Acids; (iv) Oxidizers; (v) Powdered metals; or (vi) Other materials having fire or explosive characteristics. If the answer is "yes," list items:

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3. Will any hazardous processes be performed under the contract? Examples include operation of heavy equipment or power tools, operation of lasers or radio frequency radiation emitters, use of high voltage (greater than 600 volts) equipment, or use of equipment operating at high pressure (greater than 60 psig) or high temperature (greater than 50C). Yes No

If the answer is yes, list processes:

4. Will this research be completed on a U.S. Air Force installation? Yes No

If the answer is yes, list facilities:

5. Will the contract require the purchase, storage use or delivery of any chemicals or hazardous material to USAF facilities? Yes No

If the answer is yes, list chemicals or hazardous materials:

6. Will any hazardous chemical or waste be generated during the course of this research? Yes No

If the answer is yes, specify the hazardous chemical or waste to be generated:

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7. Will any Class I ozone depleting substances (ODSs) be required in this research? A list of Class I ODSs is located at the following website: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/ods.html Yes No

If the answer is yes, list substances:

8. Does this effort involve the purchase or use of any radioactive materials? Yes No

If the answer is yes, specify the radioactive materials:

9. Will this effort involve any asbestos, radiation, or chemical generating/using components that will be delivered to USAF facilities? Yes No

If the answer is yes, specify the components:

10. Are there any special atmospheric or water resource requirements? Yes No

If the answer is yes, specify the requirements:

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