1. Submit your company's product/service/capability using the
Submit Your Idea form. Make only ONE submission per capability regardless of how may capability areas it may be applicable to.
After you submit the form, a "Thank you!" page will appear. This page contains a link to your submission where you will be able to track it through the review process as well as receive feedback. The tracking link is our first line of communicating the status of your submission to you. Be sure to monitor this link continuously during the review process. Store the tracking link in a safe place as it WILL NOT be regenerated.
2. Once eSOF has received the form, your information will be reviewed for completeness and SOF-peculiar relevance. If more information is needed, an email request will be sent to the primary POC listed on your submission.
Based on this review, eSOF determines the appropriate Program Executive Office (PEO) and/or Directorate where various subject matter experts responsible for the R&D, acquisition, production, and sustainment of USSOCOM material and technology platforms will conduct a thorough review. Each submission is evaluated for its potential to meet the following criteria:
a. To be rapidly transitioned based on an immediate or imminent validated and funded need;
b. To be integrated with other technologies or programs of record; and/or
c. To be transitioned in the future or serve as a feasible solution in the requirements analysis process.
The information provided through this venue may be socialized with other government technical experts and personnel outside of the headquarters to gather additional perspectives, evaluation, or input.
3. You will receive a response in 30-45 days depending on the availability of the various subject matter experts. The subject matter experts may decide that a presentation, demonstration, or other event is necessary in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation or to gain a better understanding of your capability. You will be contacted by eSOF to arrange any follow-on action for the purpose of market research in accordance with FAR Part 10.001.
An eSOF briefing/demonstration is an informal open dialogue between industry and the Government. The intent of these meetings is for the Command to become better aware of technologies in existence or those that are close to fielding. The eSOF process and briefing does not guarantee a contract or any immediate or future work with the command, but it does open the channels for idea sharing.
The subject matter experts may also determine that this there is no interest in your capability based on different factors. If this is the case, eSOF will notify you of your status via the link provided at submission. Any relevant feedback from the subject matter experts on your capability will be available at the link.
All submissions will be maintained in a database/library that is available to all USSOCOM personnel for review and collaboration for a minimum of 2 years and archived to an inactive database for 5 years. The information provided to USSOCOM may also be reviewed by other government agencies for the purpose of market research.