Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Robotics Outreach Competition

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2010
Filed under , ,

Synopsis – Sep 23, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNA10332111C
Posted Date: Sep 23, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 23, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Sep 23, 2010
Application Due Date Explanation: See CAN for anticipated due dates. Please note that dates are estimates only and subject to change.
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611710 – Educational Support Services

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000.00
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 25 – Others
See Section 4.0 of the CAN for Eligibility Information.
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Robotics Alliance Project (RAP) intends to issue a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) soliciting proposals to design and administer the Robotics Outreach Competition (ROC) Program. This announcement, leading to the award of a Cooperative Agreement, will be issued pursuant to title 14 CFR Part 1260 for educational and nonprofit institutions.

The ROC addresses the critical shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that the Nation is facing by providing hands-on robotics competition events while working with engineers and talented faculty from universities and high schools in the U.S. It is the strategic intent of this program that students will be inspired and motivated to pursue degrees that meet NASA’s robotics competency requirements.

A draft CAN was released September 23, 2010 and is available electronically through . Do not submit a proposal in response to the draft notice. It is issued as an acquisition planning tool and as a means of soliciting industry comments for use in developing the final notice. Interested Parties are encouraged to furnish comments by September 29, 2010.

The final CAN is expected to be released on or around September 30, 2010 and will be available electronically through . Eligible organizations may submit proposals that provide evidence of the capability and proven experience necessary to provide both the technical and administrative framework required to implement a national, high caliber outreach program, including a high-quality national level robotics competition experience that leverages hands-on experiences in a technical environment.

Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested by October 12, 2010.

The proposal due date is anticipated to be October 29, 2010. The electronic submission of each proposal in its entirety is required by the due date for proposal submission.

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

Point of Contact

Name: Bethany A McClave
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 650-604-3747
Fax: 650-604-3020

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