Research Opportunities with SBA Office of Advocacy
The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy has two new research opportunities open for interested applicants. In addition to increasing knowledge about small business and entrepreneurship in general, these areas are noteworthy because they may provide policymaking insight or serve as a foundation for further research.
These research opportunities are being offered through a broad agency announcement (BAA) with various research areas listed. Bidders will submit proposals in one or more of thefollowing areas based on this one solicitation. Bidders are not required to submit a proposal on each topic.
The deadline for submitting proposals is FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010. The following issue areas are currently open:
- SBAHQ-10-R-0023: Research on Equity Financing among Women- and Minority-Owned Firms
- SBAHQ-10-R-0024: Research on Small Businesses and the Macroeconomy
The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed in FedBizOpps. (If this link is not active, go to http://www.fbo.govand search for Small Business Administration listings, solicitation numberSBAHQ10021202BAA.) Each of these research opportunities are small business set-asides. There will be a question-and-answer period for potential bidders through July 15, 2010; all questions must be submitted in writing to the contracting office.
See the attached performance work statements on FedBizOpps for more information on each issue area. It is important that all respondents follow the instructions provided for submittingproposals. Please note that regular mail to government offices in Washington, D.C., experiences significant delays. Other methods, such as overnight and certified mail, are preferred and are more timely.
For ideas of previously funded research by the Office of Advocacy, see here.