NASA GRC Educational and Outreach Support for NASA's Orion Program

Status Report From: Glenn Research Center
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Synopsis - Jan 27, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNC14ZCH014Q

    Posted Date: Jan 27, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 27, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jan 30, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jan 30, 2014

    Classification Code: T -- Photographic, mapping, printing, and publication services

    NAICS Code: 541990

    Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business


Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


The NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field has a requirement for educational and outreach support for NASA's Orion Program. The Contractor will provide technical graphic and information design expertise, creative ideas, participate in outreach activities, and production of graphic solution for social media, public engagement and STEM outreach. The period of performance is from Feb 2014 to Feb 2015.

NASA/GRC intends to contract to Alphaport, Inc. This is a follow-on effort to activities originally performed by Alphaport under contract NNC13QB53P in which Alphaport developed a visually library of Orion illustrations, graphics facts sheets, and other media products. Currently, Alphaport is the only contractor who has develop the initial media material and has the needed understanding of the media activities to complete the SOW requirements in the limited time available to support Orion Exploration Flight Test 1. Selection of another design contractor would likely cost additional monies to duplicate development of current information and develop the overall project knowledge and understanding currently held by Alphaport in the short timeframe available.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. EST on 1/30/14. Such capabilities/qualifications 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 an offer 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: William J Varis

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 216-433-5914

    Fax: 216-433-2480



    Name: Ronald W. Sepesi

    Title: Chief - Institutional Services Branch

    Phone: 216-433-2792

    Fax: 216-433-5489


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