Status Report

NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice 2014: Dual Use Technology ant Marshall Space Flight Center

By SpaceRef Editor
December 12, 2013
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Synopsis – Dec 12, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNM14495290C

    Posted Date: Dec 12, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 12, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Dec 12, 2013

    Application Due Date Explanation: Please see the Cooperative Agreement Notice for due date

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712


Grant Specific Information

    Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number: 43.002

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: Yes

    Estimated Total Program Funding: not available

    Expected Number of Awards: not available

    Ceiling Amount: $90,000.00

    Floor Amount: $20,000.00

    Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)

    Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted

     This notice seeks responses for technology development partnerships with commercial businesses and/or United States colleges and universities.

    Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


This notice is seeking responses from potential partners interested in entering into a Cooperative Agreement with NASA for the joint development of technologies to meet MSFC interests as well as those of the partner. These MSFC technology development projects are sponsored by the Center Associate Director, Technical, and managed at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.

To minimize unnecessary proposal efforts on the part of proposers, the partnership selection is a two-step process that consists of the submission of an initial White Paper to see if the proposed technology development concept appears to meet the interests at Marshall. For the technology concepts selected among all submitted White Papers, the White Paper will be followed with a request from the Marshall Associate Director, Technical for a Project Proposal. The White Papers and invited Project Proposals shall be submitted in accordance with the instructions in this announcement and shall meet the project requirements identified. The projects will be selected based on the criteria described in the following sections of this announcement.

NASA plans to fund projects in the remainder of FY2014 at approximately $20,000 to $90,000 per project with a period of performance up to 12 months. There is flexibility in these funding levels that is subject to negotiation. Project awards are contingent upon availability of funds. The participating partner will contribute an equal value of resources to match the NASA resources for the project. The projects will be joint technology development efforts in the areas indicated in Section 2.1 that will include collaboration with NASA or NASA support contractor personnel. NASA expertise and facilities may be available for use in the technology development and demonstration if needed but shall be stipulated in the agreement and negotiated prior to proposal submission.

Under this notice, NASA will award Cooperative Agreements in accordance with the applicable sections of the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (the Handbook) Section D. The Handbook is available on the Internet at:

Under a Cooperative Agreement, the funding agency will have substantial involvement in, and contribution to, the technical aspects of the effort. Cooperative Agreements differ from grant programs where there is no substantial involvement of the funding agency in monitoring the work or research program. This type of notice also allows contact with the potential subject matter experts at Marshall Space Flight Center during the CAN open period subject to the limitations set forth in the Handbook. Particular attention is directed to Section D, S1274.203(f).

The agreements officer for this notice is MSFC/PS51, Belinda Triplett ( Ms. Triplett can also be reached at 256-544-3203. Please see Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) NNM14495290C for further details. The CAN can be located at

Point of Contact

    Name: Belinda F Triplett

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 256-544-3203

    Fax: 256-544-2934



    Name: Melinda E. Swenson

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 256-961-7454

    Fax: 256-961-7524



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