Status Report

NASA 2011 Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation

By SpaceRef Editor
July 1, 2011
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NASA 2011 Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation

Synopsis – Jul 01, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNX12
Posted Date: Jul 01, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 01, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 08, 2011
Current Response Date: Sep 08, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA Shared Services Center Procurement Division Building 1111 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000


NASA/NSSC plans to issue a solicitation – Request for Proposal (RFP)] under the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

The NASA SBIR program is conducted under the authority of the Small Business Innovation Research Program Reauthorization Act of 2000. It is designed to provide small businesses with opportunities to compete for federal research and development awards and to stimulate the commercialization of the resulting technology. Eligible small businesses are invited to submit proposals in response to the NASA 2011 solicitation. The NASA 2011 technical topics and subtopics support the NASA Mission Directorates of Space Operations, Aeronautics Research, Science, and Exploration Systems. It is anticipated that the NASA 2011 solicitation will identify specific product areas within each subtopic that NASA wishes to emphasize. To participate in the NASA SBIR program, firms must have Internet access and an e-mail address. Details can be found on the NASA SBIR/STTR Home Page at .

Note that the NASA 2011 SBIR solicitation will be issued as a concurrent document together with the NASA 2011 STTR solicitation. While the solicitation documents are combined, the review, selection and award processes will be conducted separately for each program. Proposals must be submitted as either an SBIR or an STTR proposals and will only be considered for award under one program.

NASA will issue the combined SBIR/STTR solicitation around noon Eastern time on July 18, 2011. Distribution will be by the Internet as described below. Paper copies of the solicitation will not be distributed.

Instructions for electronic access to the solicitation are as follows: the solicitation and other program information will be accessible on the NASA SBIR/STTR home page which can be viewed at . Those requesting the solicitation are strongly encouraged to download it from the NASA Home Page as described above. However, if that is not possible, potential offerors may contact the NASA SBIR/STTR Support Office for assistance by calling (301)937-0888.

Questions regarding electronic access and other administrative matters should be referred to (301)937-0888. Detailed instructions for proposal development and submission are contained in the solicitation. Proposals are due September 8, 2011, 5:00 pm Eastern time and will be required to be submitted electronically as described in the solicitation instructions.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712, 541711 and 500 employees, respectively.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about July 18, 2011 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about September 8, 2011.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Prospective Offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential Quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URL’s linked below.

Questions regarding electronic access should be referred to: SBIR/STTR Support Office, REI Systems, Inc., Phone: 301-937-0888, Fax: 301-937-0204, Email: Detailed instructions for proposal development and submission will be contained in the solicitation.

All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing via email or fax to Cassandra Williams, Contracting Officer, not later than August 15, 2011. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Cassandra Williams
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 228-813-6271
Fax: 228-813-6434

Name: Cassandra Williams
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 228-813-6271
Fax: 228-813-6434

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