Current Status: The 19.3/19.C Broad Agency Announcement begins pre-release on August 23, 2019. During the pre-release period, any questions and answers may be addressed to the topic authors listed in the BAAs. The current 19.3, 19.C BAA Schedule:
Topics are posted at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics
BAA Communication Guidelines: During the pre-release period, small businesses are permitted to make contact by e-mail with the appropriate Air Force personnel to ask technical questions about the topics. The topics will include contact information for the assigned topic author. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Questions and answers deemed to be useful to all proposing firms will also be posted to the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS) at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics
Once the BAA officially opens, no direct communication between small business and the Air Force topic authors/subject matter experts is permitted. At that point, all questions must be submitted through SITIS. Questions will no longer be accepted when SITIS closes, which is approximately two weeks prior to the BAA closing date.
Other BAA resources: