Significant Extent

There is no statutory definition of “Significant Extent/Participation”; however, examples of what might be considered a significant contribution include:

  • will supply a new key technology, product or process
  • will supply a novel application or approach to an existing technology, product or process
  • will provide a material increase in the performance, efficiency, quality or versatility of a key technology, product or process
  • will accomplish a significant amount of the prototype project
  • will cause a material reduction in the cost or schedule of the prototype project
  • will provide for a material increase in performance of the prototype project

The Government will determine “significant extent/participation” in their evaluation of the solutions.