August 19, 2022
NOT-OD-21-023 - Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Needs Assessment Program for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Awardees
NOT-OD-21-062 - Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Providing Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Funding to SBIR/STTR Awardees (Admin Supp)
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
NIH announces the Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Consulting Services for NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II or Phase IIB awardees. TABA Consulting Services are part of a comprehensive NIH TABA Program, intended to help small businesses identify and address their most pressing product development needs.
TABA Consulting Services help SBIR and STTR Phase II awardees’ enhance their project’s potential for success in the healthcare marketplace by matching awardees with third party vendors to address an emergent need in one of the following technical or business areas:
TABA Consulting Services support small businesses developing all types of technologies, e.g., clinical products such as devices, drugs, biologics, and therapeutics, as well as software, educational, and multi-media behavioral science products.The total value of the services performed by the vendors cannot exceed the maximal allowed value of $50,000 USD. Participation in TABA Consulting Services is free.
TABA Consulting Services are coordinated by Medical Science and Computing, a Guidehouse Company, on behalf of NIH.
Eligibility: Applicants must have had an active NIH SBIR or STTR Phase II or Phase IIB award (grant or contract) within the two years preceding their request for services. For companies with multiple awards, only one project will be considered for Consulting Services each year. Companies may request only one of the four consulting services per eligible Phase II or Phase IIB award. Small businesses that requested and received TABA funding within their Phase II or Phase IIB award are not eligible to participate.
Requesting TABA Consulting Services: TABA Consulting Services has a single receipt deadline this year of September 9, 2022. Online submission requires a minor time commitment (30 minutes or less) to identify:
Requesting TABA Consulting Services: Small businesses requesting TABA Consulting Services will be notified of their status (accepted, wait listed, not accepted) by November 9, 2022. Selected companies will work with NIH and its contractors to develop a concise Scope of Work statement which will be used to solicit proposals from potential vendors. Next, the NIH awardee will select the vendor proposal best matched to their needs, and a contract will be executed. The total duration of service provision will be dependent upon the service requested. The maximum duration of service provision will be 12 months from contract execution.
More information about TABA Consulting Services can be found at: https://seed.nih.gov/support-for-small-businesses/technical-business-assistance-program/taba-consulting-services
NIH SEED Office (Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development)