Status Report

NASA GRC Solicitation: Visitor Education and Community Outreach Support Sources Sought Notice

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2011
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Synopsis – May 11, 2011

Draft Specifications – Posted on May 11, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: VECOSS2011SSN
Posted Date: May 11, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 11, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 31, 2011
Current Response Date: May 31, 2011
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 561210 – Facilities Support Services
Set-Aside Code: Competitive 8(a)

Contracting Office Address

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


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) is seeking capability statements from 8(a) small businesses to determine the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for operation of Visitor Education and Community Outreach Support Services (VECOSS). The objective of VECOSS is to educate on an informal basis, visitors, teachers, students, and the regional community about NASA accomplishments and activities regarding the aeronautics and space program in such a way that their benefits to humankind are evident. Support for these objectives is provided through services, including, a tour program, a Public Mail and Publications program, a Speakers Bureau program, Exhibits and Artifacts program, Parades, a Volunteer program, and conducting special events.

VECOSS also supports the performance of education and public information programs in conjunction with the NASA GRC Educational Programs Office (EPO). The EPO provides educational programs and activities across a broad six-state mid-West region; enhancing the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The anticipated support requirements for VECOSS shall include, but will not be limited to, (1) the management, operation, and maintenance of NASA outreach activities; which includes maintaining, designing, constructing, updating, scheduling, shipping, and storing NASA exhibits and all associated artifacts, (2) providing assistance in the NASA GRC Briefing Center, (3) providing tours to the public, (4) receiving, responding, and distributing public mail related to NASA GRC outreach activities, (5) managing and maintaining publications, (6) supporting NASA GRC’s Speakers Bureau, (6) providing administrative and program support for the NASA GRC Educational Programs Office (EPO), (7) planning, implementing, and operating the volunteer and an internship/co-op program, (8) supporting NASA GRC participation in parades, (9)and supporting and coordinating special projects as required by the resulting contract.

The requirements include the following: See attached Draft Statement of Work.


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 561210 Facilities Support Services, with a size standard of $35 million. Capable 8(a) firms are encouraged to respond.

Performance under the contemplated award would commence no earlier than September 2011. The estimated award date for this contract is TBD. The contract will be performance based and comprised of four tasks, two of which will be Cost Reimbursable. The other two tasks will be Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). The estimated award amount is $1,000,000.00 to $2,000,000.00 per year, for up to five (5) years.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released in the future it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Offerors having the required specialized capabilities necessary to meet or exceed the stated requirements are invited to submit a capability statement 10 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein and in the Draft specifications. The Capability Statement, exclusive of a one-page summary, shall NOT exceed 10 pages (including attachments) and shall contain a minimum font size of 12. Additionally, the Capability Statement shall list at a minimum two customer contacts covering the past three years, and include the following information: (1) Highlight relevant contract work performed, (2) Contract number, (3) Contract type, (4) Dollar value of each contract, (5)Number of employees and (6) Customer point of contact address, current phone number, and current e-mail address.

To facilitate a prompt review, a one-page summary shall be included with your Capability Statement, which shall identify your company’s specific capabilities that are relevant to, and reflect the magnitude of, these requirements. The one-page summary will not count against the 10-page limit. The one-page summary shall include: (1) Company’s name, address, primary POC and telephone number, (2) Size of business; (3) Company’s average annual revenues for the past three (3) years and total number of employees; (4)Ownership; (5) Number of years in business; (6) Company’s Government size standard/type classification (Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a), Woman-owned, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned, Veteran-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, and/or Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business); (7) Affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partner(s), potential teaming partner(s), prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime); and point of contact position, address and phone number; (8) Applicable NAICS Code(s); and (9) DUNS number and cage code (for prime and subcontractor/teaming partners). Because this information is sought for future planning and budgetary purposes, potential offerors/vendors are encouraged to provide price estimates, if possible. These estimates may be general in nature.

1. Information Submittal Instructions: Please send all submissions to the following:

Technical questions should be directed to: Orlando Thompson (216)433-3642

Procurement related questions should be directed to: Raye Kirkland (216)433-5794

If submitting by mail, please address as follows: NASA Glenn Research Center Attn: Raye Kirkland M/S 60-1 Subject: SEMAA-SSN 2011 21000 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH 44135-3191

Faxed submissions ARE NOT acceptable.

2. Any information submitted by mail SHALL include an electronic file in text, Microsoft Word, or PDF, and conform to 8.5 by 11.0 inch pages (one-inch margins on all sides). Please include all company Points of Contact, both contractual and technical, including addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This Sources Sought Notice is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.


The Government reserves the right to consider a 8(a) set-aside, either competitive or non-competitive, based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to:

Raye Kirkland NASA Glenn Research Center 21000 Brookpark Road M/S 60-1 Cleveland, OH 44135,

All capability statements shall be received no later than 4:30PM May 31, 2011 GRC local time. Please reference VECOSS2011SSN in any response (on the email subject line or on the mailing envelope). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Raye L Kirkland
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 216-433-5794
Fax: 216-433-2480

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