InkiTiki Corporation, B-291823.4; B-291823.5, May 16, 2003
B-291823.4,B-291823.5: May 16, 2003
DIGEST Protest of agency's decision not to invite the protester to submit a Phase II proposal under the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research program is denied where the agency reasonably determined. That it could not be determined whether the protester's approach was innovative or feasible. The SBIR program is conducted pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Development Act. It is a three-phased process of soliciting proposals and awarding funding for R&D to small businesses for stated agency needs. Phase I is to determine. Phase II is the principal R&D effort demonstrating the Phase I technology. Phase III contemplates that non-SBIR funds will be used to develop the prototype into a viable product or non-R&D service for sale to the military or in commercial markets.