NCC Awarded DoE Contract

NCC is pleased to announce the award of a new support contract by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Under this contract, we will provide an 8-person team to manage and operate the Small Business Innovative Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Grants Applications Processing and Support Center.  The contract is for a base year and 4 option years.

NCC’s new employees started working on December 15th at DOE’s Germantown, MD facility.  Our team, led by Project Manager Ms. Amy Clark, will provide customer assistance as well as support in preparing grant announcements, receiving and distributing grant applications, coordinating the evaluation process, commercialization monitoring, assistance with outreach activities, and other requirements associated with the electronic grants management process.

Each year, federal agencies that participate in the SBIR/STTR programs set aside 2.5% and 0.3%, respectively, of their extramural research and development (R&D) budgets to provide funding to small businesses through grants or contracts to stimulate technological innovation to meet federal agency research and development needs.  The DOE SBIR/STTR programs currently provide $167.5 Million ($149.6 Million for SBIR and $17.5 Million for STTR) annually in research grants to high-technology small businesses in support of high-quality research or R&D on advanced concepts concerning important mission-related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that are likely to lead to significant public benefit.

NCC will be providing end-to-end support of DOE’s SBIR/STTR program, and we are very excited and proud to be associated with this important and unique program.  We are confident our newest team members will provide DOE staff members and prospective grantees with the superior support and commitment to customer satisfaction our clients have come to expect.