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November 19, 2021 | International, Aerospace

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the opening of the following Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topic:

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the opening of the following Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topic:

Air Force STTR AF21S

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • November 17, 2021: Topic opens, begin submitted proposals in DSIP
  • December 1, 2021: Topic Q&A opens to questions
  • January 20, 2022: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 pm ET
  • February 3, 2022: Topic closes, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET

Full topic and instructions are available at the links provided above.

 

 

 

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