Contents of DoD SBIR/STTR 20.1 Cost Volume Info Pop-Ups: Fringe Benefits, Fully Loaded Labor Rate, etc. and Labor Categories

February 9, 2020


This post presents the contents of the "info pop-ups" on each page of the DoD SBIR/STTR 20.1 Vol III Cost Volume online form and the Labor Category Options available. I'm listing it because I could not find these without first getting into the form and I thought that other SBIR/STTR applicants that are putting their Cost Volumes together may like to see the "info pop-ups" and Labor Category Options outside the online form so that they can start their Cost Volumes outside their tool.    


Labor Categories


"Labor Categories facilitate classification of the work/labor to be performed. The labor category chosen should be in alignment with the role. You must choose from the predefined list of labor categories, with the option to select "Not Specified" if there is no appropriate match."



Labor Category Options


Architectural and Engineering Manager
Aerospace Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Except Computer
Environmental Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Materials Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Engineers, All Other
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician
Civil Engineering Technician
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician
Electro-Mechanical Technician
Environmental Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Engineering Technicians
Engineering Technicians, Except Draftees, All Other
Chemical Technician
Nuclear Technician
Life, Physical, and Social Technician, All Other
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Medical Scientist
Atmospheric and Space Scientist
Materials Scientist
Physical Scientists, All Other
Life Scientists, All Other
Computer and Information Research Scientist
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Programmer
Software Developer
Computer Occupations, All Other
Chief Executive
General and Operations Manager
Not Specified


Fringe Benefits


"Fringe benefits are employee associated costs such as health plan expenses, pension plan expenses and workman's compensation expenses, among others. These costs are expressed as a rate by employee class. The rate is the pooled costs of these benefits divided by the total salaries in each employee class."



Fully Loaded Labor Rate


"Fully loaded labor rate is the full hourly cost to employ a worker, which includes wages and the burden of the additional costs such a fringe benefits, health insurance", facilities costs, etc."




G&A Costs


"Possible G&A cost elements include Rent, Utilities, and Management" 


Shared Costs


"Shared costs are to be subtracted from total cost"


Profit Rate


"Profit is to be added to total cost"




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