Status Report

NASA 2014 SBIR Select Phase I Research Development

By SpaceRef Editor
November 12, 2013
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Synopsis – Nov 12, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNX14SBIRSELECT

    Posted Date: Nov 12, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 12, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jan 29, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jan 29, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

    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 NASA plans to issue a solicitation/Request for Proposal (RFP) under the Small Business Innovation Research opportunities are solicited annually pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, P.L. 97-219 (codified at 15 U.S.C. 638) as amended by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Extension, P.L. 99-443 which extended the program through September 30, 1993. On October 28, 1992, through the Small Business Innovation Research and Development Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-564), Congress reauthorized and extended the SBIR Program for another seven years (2000). Subsequently, on December 21, 2000, through the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-554) Congress again reauthorized the SBIR Program. With the approval of H.R. 2608, Continuing Appropriations Act 2012, the SBIR Program was authorized through December 31, 2011. On December 31, 2011, the President signed into law the National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Defense Reauthorization Act), P. L. 112-81, Section 5001, Division E of the Defense Reauthorization Act contains the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act)), which extends both the SBIR and STTR programs through September 30, 2017. The both Programs are 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 along with nonprofit research institutions as a partner are invited to submit proposals in response to the NASA 2014 SBIR Select solicitation. The NASA 2014 technical topics and subtopics support the NASA Mission Directorates of Human Exploration and Operations, Aeronautics Research, Science, and Space Technology. It is anticipated that the NASA 2014 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 . NASA will issue the SBIR Select solicitation around 12:00 noon Eastern Time on November 14th, 2013. 

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 clearly stated in the solicitation. Phase I proposals are due January 29th, 2014, 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 Note26. 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 Solicitation is on or about November 14th, 2013 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about January 29th, 2014. 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 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 questions can be submitted in writing via email or fax to Cassandra Williams, contracting officer. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Proposers seeking clarity regarding SBIR Select subtopic descriptions may submit questions to NASA for a period of 10 business-days after the Solicitation opens. Questions must be submitted on-line via the NASA SBIR/STTR website ( ) using the “Question and Answer Form” located below each subtopic description in the SBIR Select Solicitation. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular subtopic’s requirements.

Proposers may not ask questions for advice or guidance on solution approach, nor submit additional materials (such as marketing materials or product samples). NASA personnel will answer appropriate questions and both the question and answer will be posted for public viewing. The identity of the proposer will remain anonymous to the public and the proposer will be notified via e-mail if their question was accepted and or rejected for answering. Any proposer whose question is accepted will be notified via e-mail when a response has been posted. Only questions regarding the 2014 SBIR Select Solicitation’s subtopics may be submitted.

Point of Contact

    Name: Cassandra Williams

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 228-813-6271

    Fax: 228-813-6434



    Name: Rosa L. Fletcher

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 228-813-6590

    Fax: 228-813-6434    Email:


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