SBA's SBIR Policy Directive Changes - January 8, 2014
Unofficial Presentation by SBIR Insider - www.zyn.com/sbir
8. Terms of
Agreement Under SBIR Awards
(a) Proprietary Information Contained in Proposals.
(a) Proprietary Information Contained in Proposals. The
standardized SBIR Program solicitation will include provisions requiring the
confidential treatment of any proprietary information to the extent permitted
will discourage SBCs from submitting information considered proprietary unless
the information isdeemed essential for proper evaluation of the proposal.
The solicitation will require that all proprietary information be identified
clearly and marked with a prescribed legend. Agencies may elect to require SBCs
to limit proprietary information to that essential to the proposal and to have
such information submitted on a separate page or pages keyed to the text. The
Government, except for proposal review purposes, protects all proprietary
information, regardless of type, submitted in a contract proposal or grant
application for a funding agreement under the SBIR Program, from disclosure.