NASA 2014 PolarTREC Program

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

Synopsis - Jan 17, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNG14499950L

    Posted Date: Jan 17, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 17, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jan 27, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jan 28, 2014

    Classification Code: A -- Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541990

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.Y, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for participation in the PolarTREC (Teachers and Researcher Exploring and Collaborating) program. PolarTREC is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 2-6 weeks participating in hands on field research experience in the Polar Regions. Participating projects are selected through competitive proposals by a panel. The 2014 Greenland NASA IceBridge project submitted a proposal and has been selected to participate in the PolarTREC program.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the services from Arctic Research Consortium of The United States (ARCUS)pursuant to FAR 13.106, for the acquisition of supplies determined to be reasonably available from only one source. The PolarTREC program is managed by ARCUS and housed in Fairbanks, Alaska. ARCUS is a member consortium of educational and scientific institution that has a substantial commitment to arctic research. There is no other organization or vendor that offers this kind of specialized education and outreach program for polar research.

The Government intends to acquire these commercial services using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities statement to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:00 p.m. local time on January 27, 2014. Such statements will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit a statement which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

    Name:Mary Ann Bishop

    Title:Contract Specialist



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