Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Support for Atmospheric Sciences Modeling and Data Assimilation

By SpaceRef Editor
February 13, 2015
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Synopsis – Feb 12, 2015

Draft Document – Posted on Feb 12, 2015 


General Information


    Solicitation Number: NNG150000001L

    Posted Date: Feb 12, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 12, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Feb 27, 2015

    Current Response Date: Mar 13, 2015

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712


Contracting Office Address


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




It is anticipated that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) will issue a solicitation for continued Support of Atmospheric Sciences (SAS) and the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). Currently, SAS and GMAO support is provided under two separate contracts (NNG12HP08C and NNG12HP06C respectively). NASA has reviewed these requirements and found technical symmetry, and therefore intends to combine these small business set-aside efforts and obtain the support by way of one contract.


SAS support includes but is not limited to (1) Instrumentation, (2) Data Processing and Analysis, (3) Earth System modeling and Analysis, (4) Documentation and Presentation, (5) Education and Public Outreach, and (6) Mission Science. Specific work elements within the above areas are described as follows: design, develop, test, maintain, calibrate, and operation of sub-orbital instruments for atmospheric and solar observations; processing and analysis of data collected by instruments observing the Earth atmosphere or solar radiation from spacecraft, sub-orbital platforms, or the ground; development, testing, operation, improvement, and documentation of computer models that describe Earth system processes; support project scientists in the formulation, implementation, and operation of satellite missions; support the preparation of research proposals, refereed journal publications, manuscripts for symposia and provide communications of research objectives and results both to the general public and NASA Management in a formal and informal way.


GMAO support, which is a key activity within the Earth-Sun Exploration Division, includes the development and use of models and assimilation systems with the goals of advancing satellite data in weather and climate prediction, and using satellite data to advance the U.S. environmental modeling capabilities.


NASA/GSFC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources and seeking capability statements from all interested parties, including Small, Small Disadvantaged (SDB), 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Veteran Owned (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SD-VOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Institutions (MI) for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for the procurement. The Government reserves the right to consider a Small, 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran (SD-VOSB), or HUBZone business set-aside based on responses hereto. All small disadvantaged business owned firms will need to be certified at the time of proposal submission if the procurement is set-aside.


No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released 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.


Vendors having the capabilities necessary to meet or exceed the stated requirements are invited to submit appropriate documentation, literature, brochures, and references.


Responses must include the following: name and address of firm, size of business; average annual revenue for past 3 years and number of employees; ownership; whether they are large, or any category of small business*, number of years in business; affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime); list of customers covering the past five years (highlight relevant work performed, contract numbers, contract type, dollar value of each procurement; and point of contact – address and phone number).


This synopsis 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 will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.


All responses shall be submitted to Russellyn R. Hart no later than 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 13, 2015. Responses may be e-mailed to or mailed to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Attn: Russellyn R. Hart, Mail Code 210.5, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771. Please reference NNG15000001L in any response.


Any questions regarding this announcement should be directed to the identified point of contact. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.


Point of Contact


    Name: Russellyn R Hart

    Title: Contract Specialist

    Phone: 301-286-5081

    Fax: 301-286-5373


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