Status Report

NASA HQ Solicitation: Congressional Briefing Conference Training

By SpaceRef Editor
July 27, 2006
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Synopsis – Jul 27, 2006
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNH06144702R
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 27, 2006
Original Response Date: Aug 11, 2006
Current Response Date: Aug 11, 2006
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA Headquarters (HQS) has a requirement for Congressional Briefing Conference Training for NASA employees, including members of the NASA Leadership Development and Executive Service Candidate Development Programs.

NASA HQS intends to acquire these services from The Government Affairs Institute (GAI) at Georgetown University. GAI has highly qualified instructors, many with PhDs and personal legislative connections and experience, and an unmatched depth of knowledge about NASA’s goals, issues and challenges. Their existing proven programs provided to NASA participants are not general legislative overviews but targeted, focused learning experiences that provide NASA managers and leaders with a unique understanding of how to enable the Agency to meet Congressional requirements, while achieving the NASA mission. The GAI course is able to accomplish this due to GAI’s longstanding working relationship and history with NASA and their consistent focus on learning about NASA challenges and needs over this period of time. Their experience with NASA past participants provides them a detailed understanding of the cultural, managerial and technical intricacies of NASA and has allowed them to weave together a powerful and tailored program, which addresses NASA needs. The course is the result of approximately ten years of effort and incurred cost to define and refine a course that is meaningful and specific to NASA. This effort has allowed GAI to modify/tailor their course and place content within the course that specifically relates to NASA’s operations on Capitol Hill.

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 to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on August 11, 2006. 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: Susan C Richards
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (301) 286-5245
Fax: (301) 286-0357

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