NASA JSC Solicitation: Open Innovation Challenge

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Synopsis - Jun 24, 2015


General Information 


  Solicitation Number: NNJ15554813Q

  Posted Date: Jun 24, 2015

  FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 24, 2015

  Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

  Original Response Date: Jul 06, 2015

  Current Response Date: Jun 29, 2015

  Classification Code: R -- Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services

  NAICS Code: 541990



Contracting Office Address


NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH




NASA/JSC has a requirement for the use of an established external crowdsourcing support platform with a curated crowd in order to publically post one challenge (external to NASA) to enable interaction with an existing global solver network. Specifically, NASA requires the use of an established platform in order to run a single, short-duration challenge.


NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from InnoCentive, Inc. due to the substantial duplication of cost that is not expected to be recovered through competition. Unacceptable delays in fulfilling the agency's requirements would result given any other action due to current circumstances. The unique prior experience and involvement of InnoCentive drives the Government to continue contracting with the incumbent contractor. Due to the unique capabilities required to perform external crowdsourcing challenges, such as a well-established and experienced curated crowd, and the urgency involved with this challenge, it is in the Government's best interest to award this requirement for a single, short duration challenge to InnoCentive because it is the only source reasonably 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. local time on June 29, 2015. 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: Colleen L. Wells

  Title: Contract Specialist

  Phone: 281-792-8681

  Fax: 281-483-4066



  Name: Rochelle N Overstreet

  Title: Contracting Officer

  Phone: 281-483-6768

  Fax: 281-483-4066



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