The benchmark ratio is the minimum number of Phase II awards the SBC must have received for a given number of Phase I awards, during a specified number of years. This ratio is applied to awards received over the prior 5, or 10 fiscal years. These benchmarks are applicable to Phase I applicants that have received more than 20 Phase I awards during the specified length of period.
The number of Phase II awards considered are inclusive of the most recently completed fiscal year, whereas the number of Phase I awards considered exclude the most recently completed fiscal year. For example, if a SBC submits its application in fiscal year 2013, the agency may require that the SBC have received at least 1 Phase II award (during fiscal years 2008 – 2012) for every 4 Phase I awards it has received (during fiscal years 2007 – 2011).
|Agency||Benchmark Ratio (PhaseII/PhaseI)||Length of Period (Years)|
|Department of Agriculture||0.25||5|
|Department of Commerce (NIST)||0.25||5|
|Department of Commerce (NOAA)||0.25||5|
|Department of Defense||0.25||5|
|Department of Education||0.25||10|
|Department of Energy||0.25||5|
|Department of Health and Human Services||0.25||5|
|Department of Homeland Security||0.25||5|
|Department of Transportation||0.45||5|
|Environmental Protection Agency||0.25||10|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||0.25||5|
|National Science Foundation||0.25||5|