Small Business Opportunities

The Office of Small Business Programs at the Army Research Office, welcomes you! Our vision is to be the premier advocacy organization committed to maximizing small business opportunities in support of Army’s basic extramural research programs.

Our goal is to enable participation of Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses seeking to work with us to the greatest extent practicable.

Small Business (SB)25% (of eligible prime contracts)
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)3%
Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB)2%
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)3%
Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone (HUBZone)3%

Small businesses providing R&D and Engineering services in the following categories of North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS) interested in responding to one of our Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) are invited to contact the Office of Small Business Programs for further assistance.

611310Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
541712R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
541710Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
541990All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
541711Research and Development in Biotechnology
541690Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541330Engineering Services
336414Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
541611Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541512Computer Systems Design Services

ARL/ARO participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, and is the lead for the Army STTR Program. Congress established the SBIR Program in 1982 and the STTR Program in 1992 to provide qualifying small businesses with opportunities to participate in government-sponsored research and development (R&D).

The overarching goals of the SBIR and STTR programs are: (1) stimulate technological innovation, (2) increase small business participation in federal R&D, (3) increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through federal R&D, and (4) foster and encourage participation in federal R&D by businesses that are owned by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The STTR Program has the additional requirement that small companies must partner with an academic or other qualifying non-profit research institutions to work collaboratively to develop and transition emerging technical ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. For additional information on these programs, visit the Army SBIR/STTR Portal or the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. For information on other small Business Programs, visit the Army Office of Small Business Programs web site (

For other small business opportunities at ARL/ARO, Research Triangle Park, NC contact Mr. David Christ, Small Business Advisor; contact information below. With questions about the Army STTR Program, contact Dr. Brad Guay. With questions about participating in SBIR or STTR with ARL/ARO, contact Ms. Nicole Fox.

Office of Small Business Programs
APG, Adelphi, Orlando, RTP, White Sands
(919) 549-4278

ARO SBIR & STTR Program Coordinator
Ms. Nicole Fox – 919-549-4395

Army STTR Program Manager
Ms. Imee Smith – 919-549-4258

Army STTR Program Support
Ms. Stephanie Burgos – 919-549-4200