Requests For Quotations

The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce new solicitations for small business research.  Proposal solicitations can be accessed at the links below or at FedBizzOpps (www.fbo.gov).  Solicitations can be found on FedBizOpps by searching for Small Business Administration listings or the solicitation numbers below.  Proposal due dates range by topic from 7/25/18 to 8/8/18.  

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes researching the status and contributions of U.S. small businesses in the economy.  To fulfill this task, Office of Advocacy periodically funds small business research from researchers through requests for quotations (RFQs). Areas of interest are listed below and have been selected through outreach because they are researchable, document the status or role of small businesses, can be a catalyst for further research, or may provide policymaking insight.

The following solicitations are currently open. The deadlines for submitting proposals for topics are 7/25/18 – 8/8/18 by 7:30 AM Mountain Time.

 

1. Research on Barriers for New Veteran Entrepreneurs (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0007

Proposal Due Date:  7/25/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

2. Research on Miscellaneous Small Business Topics Using Datasets (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0008

Proposal Due Date: 7/25/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

3. Research on Small Business Topics in International Trade (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0009

Proposal Due Date: 7/25/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

4. Research on Small Business Topics on Entrepreneur Demographics (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0010

Proposal Due Date:8/1/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

5. Research on Small Businesses in Rural Areas (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0011

Proposal Due Date:8/1/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

6. Research on the Economic Impact of Cyberattacks on Small Businesses (Link)

Solicitation Number:SBAHQ-18-Q-0012

Proposal Due Date: 8/8/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

7. Research on the Economic Impact of Occupational Licensing on Small Businesses (Link)

Solicitation Number: SBAHQ-18-Q-0013

Proposal Due Date:8/8/18 7:30 AM Mountain Time

 

Additional Information:

  • Please note that these new solicitations contain a ‘miscellaneous’ topic. The miscellaneous solicitation requests empirical research for a suggested but not fully inclusive list of possible topics, thus providing prospective researchers with the flexibility to propose a novel but relevant research project that may not be listed via other solicitations. 

  • The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed on FedBizOpps. If the above links are not active, go to www.fbo.gov and search for recent Small Business Administration listings or by the solicitation number, or visit the list on our website (https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/requests-quotations).

  • Solicitation Number SBAHQ-18-Q-0007 Research on Barriers for New Veteran Entrepreneurs is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside.  All other solicitations are small business set-asides.

    Date: 
    Thursday, June 28, 2018