Status Report

NASA GRC Solicitation: Building a High Trust Unified Leadership Team

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2011
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – May 31, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNX11TC83P
Posted Date: May 31, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 31, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jun 14, 2011
Current Response Date: Jun 14, 2011
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
Set-Aside Code: Woman Owned Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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



This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.3 and FAR Subpart 13.5, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This acquisition is a small business set aside reserved exclusively for Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). Executive Order 12138 (1979) created the National Women’s Business Enterprise Policy and established the Women-Owned Business Program. A Firm Fixed Price contract is anticipated.

NASA/NSSC on behalf of NASA Glenn Research Center has a requirement to expand its on-site leadership development program, referred to as Leadership University, to include a track designed specifically for current members of the Senior Management Team. Leadership University is an intensive 18-month leadership program for 20 employees that has been designed and managed by the Human Capital Development Branch with training and development components delivered by various local universities and national consulting firms. By expanding the current efforts to include Senior Management the Human Capital Development Branch will bridge current gaps leadership abilities and position the Center for potential leadership transitions over the next decade.

This requirement is for a six month training segment specifically focused on building a high trust, unified leadership team.

Program Objectives The Leadership University – Senior Management Track must address the following developmental objectives:

1. Build participant awareness and alignment to NASA and Glenn Research Center strategy

2. Build team cohesiveness among the program participants

3. Identify and address participant performance issues

4. Establish short and long term leadership goals and metrics for the participants

5. Build participant awareness in the areas of trust and performance

6. Build leadership competence

7. Increase participant skills in relationship building and team dynamics

8. Build an increased understanding and skills in change management

9. Provide rigorous assessment and evaluation of program participants Requirements The following are the requirements for the Leadership University – Senior Management Track as identified by the NASA Glenn Research Center Human Capital Development Branch:

* Program must start no later than July 1, 2011

* The program shall be completed by December 31, 2011

* The program will be offered to 18-22 members of the current senior management team

* The curriculum shall include the following components:

o Executive Coaching Provide a personal coach to each participant Coaches should be certified/accredited by a recognized institution or body Coaching to take place monthly, in person, for 1-2 hours Coach to provide regular updates to Human Capital Development Branch Coach to steer participants in the direction of the Program Objectives Coaches to be familiar with Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Coaches to participate in occasional on-site sessions o On-site training courses Conduct monthly 1-2 day sessions with the participants Sessions should be highly interactive and utilize adult learning theory and methods Sessions topics to include but not limited to:

* Emotional Intelligence

* Conflict Management

* Team Building * Trust

* Strategy

* Organizational behavior

o Activities and assignments Provider will identify session pre-readings and projects Provider will supply books and materials

o Team building sessions Facilitate team building sessions during the on-site courses Attend participant meetings to identify team building opportunities o Participant assessments Conduct individual interviews of each participants to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses Conduct individual assessments using the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, the standard assessment tool of Leadership University Perform group observations where necessary

* The program shall be divided into two phases organized as follows: o Phase One, No later than July 1, 2011 – October 15, 2011 July 2011 – Coaching, interviews, and ESCI to commence August 2011 – Training module on Emotional Intelligence September 2011 – Experiential leadership outdoor workshop October 2011 – Training module on trust o Phase Two, October 15- December 31, 2011 October 2011 – Training module on conflict November 2011 – Training module on Appreciative Leadership December 2011 – Module tailored to group needs December 2011 – Closing session

* The provider of these service must utilize off-the-shelf curricula, models, assessments, etc. as there is little to no time for customization of content

* The provider of these services must be available to provide face-to-face coaching sessions with the participants of the program; phone coaching will only be used if scheduling issues occur with individual participants

* The providers of these services must be available to attend on-site senior management activities and meetings to observe the behaviors and skills of the participants in order to modify the curriculum or tailor coaching sessions

* The provider of these services must be able to meet with the Chief or Team Lead, Organization Development of the Human Capital Development Branch monthly to provide updates and reports on progress of the participants and overall program

* The provider of these services will coordinate with the Team Lead, Organization Development of the Human Capital Development Branch who currently serves as the Program Manager of Leadership University

* The provider shall align the activities of the Senior Management Track to the existing activities of Leadership University

* The provider should be familiar with senior leadership development programs and models

* The provider shall only propose instructors, coaches, and facilitators who will be the specific individuals that conduct the training, coaching and facilitating of these program requirements

Period of performance of this training will run from award date or no later than July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.

Place of performance: NASA Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135

The offeror shall state in their quote their size status for this procurement.

The offeror shall include in their quote their proposed total price. All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency.

The DPAS rating for this procurement is DC-09 FAR 52.212-1 (JUNE 2008), Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-2 (JAN 1999), Evaluation – Commercial Items is applicable. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, using a best value approach. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:

1. Technical approach which includes the proposed curriculum to meet the requirements, the vendor’s ability to meet program schedule, and the credential and experience of the instructors/coaches/facilitators; 2. Past performance that is similar in size, complexity, and relative to these requirements; and, 3. Price

FAR 52.212-3 Alternate I (APR 2011), Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-4 (JUNE 2010), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-5 (JUNE 2007), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.204-4, 52.219-1, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.219-30, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-3, 52.225-13, 52.232-33 The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail or fax) to Amanda McInnis,, or faxed to 228-813-6891 no later than June 8, 2011. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

Deadline: Quotes are due by 3:30 CST on 06/14/2011 to Amanda McInnis,, or faxed to 228-813-6891 and must include: solicitation number, discount/payment terms, identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Suzanne Honeycutt
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 228-813-6173
Fax: 228-813-6315

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