Competition Evaluation for DOD SBIR Proposal Writers05 Oct

SBIR CONSULTANT BULLETIN – SBIR Proposal Intelligence Resource by JHEverson

Improved chance of writing an award-winning proposal is critically dependent on knowing and evaluating the competition. I have developed a process for this evaluation as illustrated below based on a specific DOD SBIR proposal topic. This topic was taken from the third SBIR DOD solicitation in 2014.


Quantitative Infrared (IR) Thermal Image Comparison Software Tool: Navy N143-126

OBJECTIVE: To develop analytical software that will provide the capability to quantitatively evaluate and compare infrared images. The resulting software should be capable of interfacing with existing hardware while providing quantitative data, but not limited to graphs and charts.


SBIR Technical Contacts for above Topic

1. Cleveland Heath, Navy

2. Jeffrey Perry, Navy

Possible Client Competition for above Topic

1. Physical Optics Corp. Previous SBIR awards related to above topic to be discussed with client

2. Nyx Illuminated Clothing Company. Previous SBIR awards related to above topic to be discussed with client

3. Lynntech, Inc. Previous SBIR awards related to above topic to be discussed with client

J. H. EVERSON CONSULTING VALUE ADDED Compare and contrast client competition versus client innovation offering to determine client competitive advantage regarding technology, market need and commercialization path. My client will be able to make an informed bid/no bid decision based on this work.

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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


For more information about how JHEverson Consulting can help your company with its SBIR and STTR proposals, please contact Jeff Everson.

JHEverson Consulting is based in the Boston area but consults for clients throughout North America. It also is supported by affiliated consultants.