Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Aerospace Corporation SSERM 2008 Symposium

By SpaceRef Editor
November 1, 2007
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Synopsis – Oct 30, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH08223796Q
Posted Date: Oct 30, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 30, 2007
Original Response Date: Nov 02, 2007
Current Response Date: Nov 02, 2007
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 541720 – Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA Headquarters (HQ), Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Education, plans to participate in the “Aerospace Corporation Seventh National Space Systems Engineering and Risk Management Symposium” (SSERM 2008) hosted by Aerospace Corporation. This event will gather leaders and practitioners from defense, government, industry and academia allowing them to share knowledge and information about best practices, lessons learned, new acquisition policies, industry initiatives, new and alternative methods and tools to mitigate the risks inherent in space system development and operation.

The Aerospace Corporation provides independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national-security programs and civil space programs. The Aerospace Corporation has unique technical expertise in the aerospace field, which is necessary to support the conduct of SSERMS. The Aerospace Corporation has more than 40 years of experience with space systems for projects with the military, with civil agencies such as NASA and NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with universities, with commercial companies, and with international organizations.

NASA HQs intends to issue a Sole Source Procurement to the Aerospace Corporation to purchase a membership on the Advisory Board, participation in the Technical Committee activities to review /referee papers for inclusion in the symposium and three complimentary registrations This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The authority is FAR 6.302-1(a) (2) “only one responsible source”. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing, by FAX or E-Mail, to the identified point of contact not later than 11:00 a.m. (EST.) on November 2, 2007. 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. FAX or E-Mail any inquiries to the identified point of contact.

All responsible sources may submit their qualifications which shall be considered by the agency. 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: Wanda B. Moore
Title: Simplified Acquisition Specialist
Phone: 301-286-6638
Fax: 301-286-0366
Email: [email protected]

Name: Felecia L. London
Title: Simplified Acquisition Specialist
Phone: 301-286-4112
Fax: 301-286-0356
Email: [email protected]

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