Status Report

NASA GRC Solicitation: NASA Explorer Schools Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
September 7, 2007
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Synopsis – Sep 05, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC08NESGRC
Posted Date: Sep 05, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 05, 2007
Original Response Date: Dec 20, 2007
Current Response Date: Dec 20, 2007
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 561110 – Office Administrative Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA/GRC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Support Services. The services required are for the management of the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project operations nationwide. NES work primarily with groups of students who are underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professions or who are traditionally underserved by NASA in rural or urban parts of the country. The NES Project focuses its efforts on retaining underrepresented students in STEM education by engaging teams of teachers and administrators in partner schools and providing unprecedented access to NASA unique mission content, resources, and technology. The NES Project creates partnerships with schools and provide technology funding, sustained professional development of teachers through workshops at NASA centers and in schools, the engagement of families and the community, special student opportunities and content delivery through videoconferencing. The NES support services shall be performed at 10 NASA centers throughout the United States which consists of managing and implementing day-to-day NES project operations and includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

– Managing and releasing pass-through funds to NES Teachers

– Managing and releasing pass-through technology funds for NES

– Coordinating and managing the NES application process

– Coordinating and managing the NES Summer and Special Opportunity Workshop application process

– Working with NASA NES personnel at various NASA installations to create and implement new content and interventions for NES based on the NASA-unique missions.

– Working with NASA personnel and partners to develop and deliver distance learning events via the Digital Learning Network (DLN)

– In conjunction with NASA NES personnel, developing and implementing marketing and recruitment plans for attracting new NES partners.

– Supporting Professional Development efforts for NES

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 561110 and $6.5 Million in annual revenue, 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 11/15/2007 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about 12/20/2007.

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

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/GRC Business Opportunities home page is

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 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 URLs linked below. All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Timothy C. Pierce
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 216-433-2147
Fax: 216-433-5185

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