Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Night Sky Outreach Toolkit

By SpaceRef Editor
August 30, 2006
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Synopsis – Aug 30, 2006
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNG06173765Q
Posted Date: Aug 30, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 30, 2006
Original Response Date: Sep 14, 2006
Current Response Date: Sep 14, 2006
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611710 – Educational Support Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for planning, researching, developing and idea testing for an Outreach Toolkit that will be designed primarily to assist amateur astronomers to conduct informal outreach events.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the support from The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This vendor is the only organization that creates outreach kits for amateur astronomy clubs located across the country. The primary objective of the effort is to support the developing community of amateur astronomers who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and equipped to conduct public outreach events (be they public talks, indoor star parties, class visits, club meetings or other events) and provide them with science content related to NASA efforts in this area.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

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. EST on specified date above. 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.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

[OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT IS REQUIRED] 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: Tamika R Seaforth
Title: Simplified Acquisition Spec
Phone: (301) 286-8386
Fax: (301) 286-1773

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