13 CFR 121.701 - What SBIR programs are subject to size determinations?

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§ 121.701 What SBIR programs are subject to size determinations? Link to an amendment published at 77 FR 76225, Dec. 27, 2012. Link to an amendment published at 77 FR 76225, Dec. 27, 2012.
(a) These sections apply to size status for award of a funding agreement pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 (Pub. L. 97-219, 15 U.S.C. 638(e) through (k)).
(b) Funding agreement officer means a contracting officer, a grants officer, or a cooperative agreement officer.
(c) Funding agreement means any contract, grant or cooperative agreement entered into between any Federal agency and any small business for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work funded in whole or in part by the Federal Government. Such work includes:
(1) A systematic, intensive study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the subject studied;
(2) A systematic study directed specifically toward applying new knowledge to meet a recognized need; or
(3) A systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.
Effective Date Notes:
1. At 77 FR 76225, Dec. 27, 2012, the undesignated center heading immediately preceding § 121.701 was revised, effective Jan. 28, 2013. For the convenience of the user, the revised text is set forth as follows:
Size and Eligibility Requirements for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs
2. At 77 FR 76225, Dec. 27, 2012, § 121.701 was revised, effective Jan. 28, 2013. For the convenience of the user, the revised text is set forth as follows:
§ 121.701 What SBIR and STTR programs are subject to size and eligibility determinations and what definitions are important?
(a) These sections apply to SBA's SBIR and STTR programs, 15 U.S.C. 638.
(b) Definitions.
(1) Funding agreement officer means a contracting officer, a grants officer, or a cooperative agreement officer.
(2) Funding agreement means any contract, grant or cooperative agreement entered into between any Federal agency and any small business for the purposes of the SBIR or STTR program.
(3) Hedge fund has the meaning given that term in section 13(h)(2) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1851(h)(2)). The hedge fund must have a place of business located in the United States and be created or organized in the United States, or under the law of the United States or of any State.
(4) Portfolio company means any company that is owned in whole or part by a venture capital operating company, hedge fund, or private equity firm.
(5) Private equity firm has the meaning given the term “private equity fund” in section 13(h)(2) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1851(h)(2)). The private equity firm must have a place of business located in the United States and be created or organized in the United States, or under the law of the United States or of any State.
(6) Venture capital operating company means an entity described in § 121.103(b)(5)(i), (v), or (vi). The venture capital operating company must have a place of business located in the United States and be created or organized in the United States, or under the law of the United States or of any State.

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  • 2014-06-12; vol. 79 # 113 - Thursday, June 12, 2014
    1. 79 FR 33647 - Small Business Size Standards: Inflation Adjustment to Monetary Based Size Standards
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  • 2014-06-25; vol. 79 # 122 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    1. 79 FR 35963 - Advisory Small Business Size Decisions
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