Status Report

NASA GRC Summer of Innovation 2010 Pilot Project

By SpaceRef Editor
May 18, 2010
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Synopsis – May 18, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNC10SoIQ
Posted Date: May 18, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 18, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jun 02, 2010
Current Response Date: Jun 02, 2010
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 561110 – Office Administrative Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/GRC has a requirement for implementation of the Summer of Innovation (SoI) Pilot Program, a NASA initiative as part of the “Educate to Innovate” campaign which will engage thousands of middle school teachers and students by providing intensive, stimulating mathematics and science-based experiences during the summer of 2010. The SoI will be implemented using a multifaceted approach that will allow NASA to assess the viability, scalability and success of different approaches. NASA has identified a need to procure additional/complementary activities in order to meet the projects’ goals and objectives, specifically in regard to the number of participants who can be longitudinally tracked, and to provide a broader involvement by entities that have a proven track record of delivering long-duration, intensive, hands-on summer learning programs to middle school students who are underrepresented, underserved and underperforming in STEM subjects.

NASA/GRC intends to purchase the services from Paragon Tec, Inc. under the authority of FAR Part 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. Paragon Tec, Inc. represents the only responsible source because it possesses a unique understanding of NASA’s education goals, objectives and outcomes and is the only source with the magnitude of experience required to complete the multifaceted effort within the required period of performance.

The requirement will be awarded via task order under the existing SEMAA contract No. NNC07CB33C with Paragon Tec, Inc. The work represents a new work modification.


Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

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

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

Point of Contact

Name: Nikki D Brown
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 216-433-6386
Fax: 216-433-2480

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