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GSA and the U.S. Space Force Small Business Innovation Research Success

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, small businesses can explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. The General Services Administration (GSA) awards and administers SBIR/STTR work on behalf of Federal agencies.

GSA FEDSIM awarded AQYR Technologies, Inc. a 5-year, SBIR Phase III IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $33M to provide innovative American-made satellite communication products and support services for the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) in support of United States Space Force (USSF) military satellite communications. The work and assembly of the products is primarily performed in Nashua, NH at the AQYR contractor site. 

Under the SBIR Phase III IDIQ, the USSF is able to procure and receive the AQYR suitcase Portable Receive Suite (PRS), a compact, lightweight satellite terminal designed for single-person transport and easy set up to enable access to the United States Department of Defense GBS Network at the tactical edge. The PRS suitcases have been verified to withstand a variety of adverse environmental conditions, including high humidity, blowing sand, rain, and extreme heat/cold. 

GSA FEDSIM has awarded five Task Orders against the IDIQ to AQYR to purchase the PRS products, support services, and spare parts for the USSF GBS mission. 

GSA will continue its collaboration with client agencies to provide SBIR/STTR opportunities to small businesses. Find out more about GSA’s role in SBIR/STTR.

GSA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) advocates for small businesses, small-disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. 

OSDBU provides support and resources that promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities. Learn more about OSDBU and find your local OSDBU representative.

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