Status Report

CBD: NASA: National Institute of Aerospace – Research and Education Institute

By SpaceRef Editor
December 28, 2001
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CLASSCOD: A–Research and Development

OFFADD: NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry

Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001



POC Richard T Cannella, Contract Specialist, Phone (757) 864-2494,
Fax (757) 864-9774, Email – Rosemary
C. Froehlich, Contracting Officer, Phone (757) 864-2423, Fax
(757) 864-8863, Email

DESC: NASA/LaRC plans to issue a Draft NASA Research Announcement
(NRA) for the establishment of the National Institute of Aerospace
at Langley Research Center on or about January 17, 2002. The
Institute will (1) conduct leading edge aerospace research
and develop revolutionary new technologies by creating innovative,
collaborative, synergistic partnerships among LaRC, academia,
and industry; (2) provide comprehensive graduate education
in science and engineering through participating universities
by using both a local campus and exploiting innovative distance-learning
concepts; (3) incubate, stimulate, and commercialize new intellectual
property; and (4) promote aerospace science and engineering,
provide outreach, and stimulate public awareness and support
in aeronautics and space research and technology development.
The principal objectives of the Institute are to (1) create
a strategic partner to conduct leading edge research in collaboration
with LaRC; (2) leverage the intellectual capital of the academic
community to fulfill the LaRC mission; and (3) leverage the
assets of LaRC for the public purposes of creating new knowledge
and a better-educated workforce. The scope of the research
to be performed by the Institute encompasses: (1) aerospace
systems, concepts, and analysis; (2) aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics,
and acoustics; (3) structures and materials; (4) airborne systems;
(5) atmospheric sciences and sensor system technologies; and
(6) planetary capture and entry technologies. The Institute
will be established pursuant to NASA Procedures and Guidelines
(NPG) 5000.1 entitled “Establishing a Science and Research
Institute.” The NPG can be obtained at

NASA intends to award both a Cooperative Agreement and Contract
to a single proposing entity. In accordance with NPG 5000.1,
the lead proposing entity must be a domestic academic institution
or a not-for profit organization, or a consortium of such entities.
A Pre-solicitation Conference is scheduled for January 31,
2002 at NASA Langley Research Center. The conference will start
at approximately 8:30am. Additional details regarding the conference
will be set forth in the Draft NRA. To attend this conference,
you are required to register with Julie B. Fowler by e-mail
at and provide the following information:
Your citizenship (United States or name of country); your title
(Dr., Mr. or Ms.); name (first, middle, and last); company
and company address; telephone number, facsimile (fax) number,
and e-mail address. LaRC security procedures for foreign national
visitors require at least 10 working days advance notice. Therefore,
foreign national visitors must register before January 8, 2002,
to allow the 10 days for a background check. The information
required for foreign nationals includes: name (first, middle,
and last), whether or not you are currently a visitor in the
United State (yes or no), gender (male or female), date of
birth, citizenship, city and country of birth, title/area of
expertise (attach copy of resume), employer name, country of
employer, organization address (city, state, or country, zip
code), organization telephone, facsimile (fax), and e-mail
address, whether or not you are a green card holder (yes or
no/if yes provide green card number and expiration date), passport
number, passport expiration date, country of issuance, social
security number, visa number and type, visa expiration date,
and grant/contract number. If you are uncomfortable providing
the above information electronically, you may contact Julie
B. Fowler at 757-864-3408. The purpose of the Draft NRA is
to solicit comments on all aspects of the solicitation, including
the requirements, proposal instructions, and evaluation approach.
Please note that proposals are not being solicited at this
time. A synopsis will be posted to the CBD and the NASA Acquisition
Internet Service prior to the release of the Final NRA to advertise
the opportunity. An ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA
Specific Note “B”.

The Draft solicitation and any documents
related to this procurement will be available over the Internet.
These documents will be in Microsoft Office 97 format and will
reside on a World-Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed
using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL,
for the NASA/LaRC Business Opportunities page is
It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet
site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if
any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading
their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:
Sources interested in receiving updates regarding this NRA
can register with the NAIS Email Notification System (NENS)
which allows you to receive notifications on NASA acquisition
opportunities of interest to you. You can register to receive
email notifications by creating subscriptions, which will enable
you to track updates posted on the NASA Acquisition Internet
Service. The NENS link is
Technical questions associated with this effort should be directed
to Dr. Charles E. Harris at 757-864-3408. Procurement related
questions should be directed to the Points of Contact listed

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice


EMAILDESC: Richard T Cannella
CITE: (D-354 SN515792)

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