Status Report

CBD: NASA: Winning NASA Contracts

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2001
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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on September 19, 2001]

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CLASSCOD: A–Research and Development

OFFADD: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition
Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


DUE 110601

POC Jacqueline Benjamin, Administrative Assistant, Phone (202)
358-2088, Fax (202) 358-3261, Email

DESC: NASA has designed a course focusing on areas of business
management that are critical for success in competing for NASA
contracts and subcontracts. The NASA course is known as Training
and Development of Small Businesses in Advanced Technologies
(TADSBAT). The Internet Home Page for the NASA Office of Small
and Disadvantaged Business Utilization contains additional
information on this program at: . BACKGROUND:
NASA’s Fiscal Year 1990 Appropriations Bill, Public Law 101-144
and its amended version Public Law 101-507, included a requirement
that the Agency annually award at least eight percent of the
total value of its contracts and subcontracts to Small Disadvantaged
Businesses (SDBs). In the legislation, the SDB definition was
expanded to include small women-owned businesses, Historically
Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (e..g.,
Tribal College and Hispanic Serving Institutions). The TADSBAT
course was created to enhance the business management capabilities
of these firms and institutions so they could successfully
compete for and win NASA business. Since 1994, NASA has provided
this training to over 1200 businesses with overwhelming success.
The course is offered FREE (no registration fee). ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS: Participation in the 1999 training has been expanded
to include all small businesses, along with Small Disadvantaged
Businesses (including women-owned), Historically Black College
and Universities and Minority Institutions that possess technical
capabilities related to NASA’s mission and the four strategic
enterprises as discussed in NASA’s strategic plan at:

. BASIC COURSE: November 6-8, 2001 DoubleTree Hotel Metairie,
LA Course # MTA0203 All classes are limited to 50 participants.
SDBs, SBs, or HBCUs interested in “Winning NASA Contracts”
should contact Gloria Smith, Workshop Coordinator, at 688 Discovery
Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. Telephone: 1-800-933-8483,
256/ 922-1110, ext. 13 or email:


LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice


EMAILDESC: Jacqueline Benjamin

CITE: (D-262 SN50Y0H1)

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