NIH releases RFP for Needs Assessment Program for DHHS/NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Awardees

Updated June 29, 2020

Solicitation: RFP-NIH-NICHD-OER-2020-10

The NIH Office of Extramural Research created Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), a new business unit, to oversee, coordinate, and strengthen efforts to accelerate commercialization of innovations across all member institutes and centers within the agency. SEED will administer the NIH TABA program in coordination with liaisons from NIH Institutes and Centers. As a component of the NIH TABA program, SBIR/STTR awardees will apply for and be selected by HHS/NIH to participate in the Needs Assessment program.  Information about these awardees will be provided to the contractor selected for this effort as part of the initiation of a new work assignment.

The development of the NIH TABA program also aligns to the goal outlined in the President’s Management Agenda, to “Improve Transfer of Federally-Funded Technologies from Lab-to-Market”. The NIH TABA program, and its goal of accelerating the commercialization of research and technologies funded by the SBIR/STTR program, also supports the NIH mission of “turning discovery into health.”

This acquisition is for summarized analyses of ten (10) commercialization areas from a life science industry perspective:

  • Target market attractiveness (need/size)
  • Technology/solution’s ability to address market need
  • Regulatory path
  • Business model profitability
  • Competition and Intellectual Property
  • Sales and marketing strategy
  • Management team
  • Strategic partners
  • Funding status/Financial plan
  • Potential Exit Plan

The Needs Assessment Reports include analysis of the current state of the company and the life science product, identification of strengths and weaknesses for each of the commercialization areas (a-j) listed above, summary of the areas of highest priority that should be addressed by the company, and identification of appropriate resources and contacts for each of the commercialization areas (a-j) listed above that awardees can use to enhance the development of their life science product or service.

Read more here.


Posted June 12, 2020

Solicitation: RFP-NIH-NICHD-OER-2020-10

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER) is planning to issue an RFP for a contract for the Needs Assessment Program for the HHS/NIH SBIR and STTR Awardees. This will be a Small Business Set Aside under NAICS Code 541611.

This acquisition is for summarized analyses of ten (10) commercialization areas from a life science industry perspective:

  • Target market attractiveness (need/size)
  • Technology/solution’s ability to address market need
  • Regulatory path
  • Business model profitability…

The Needs Assessment Reports include analysis of the current state of the company and the life science product, identification of strengths and weaknesses for each of the commercialization areas (a-j) listed above, summary of the areas of highest priority that should be addressed by the company, and identification of appropriate resources and contacts for each of the commercialization areas (a-j) listed above that awardees can use to enhance the development of their life science product or service.

The RFP will be made available electronically via the beta.sam.gov website.

Read more here.

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