Status Report

NASA HQ Solicitation: Global Trends in Space

By SpaceRef Editor
November 13, 2015
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General Information
Notice Type: Presolicitation
Posted Date: November 12, 2015
Response Date: November 18, 2015
Archiving Policy: Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date: November 12, 2016
Original Set Aside: N/A
Set Aside: N/A
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R&D
NAICS Code: 541 — Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Solicitation Number: 4200571097
Notice Type: Presolicitation
Synopsis: Added: Nov 12, 2015 11:59 am

NASA/HQ intends to award a modification to an order to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract NSF-OIA-0408601 for an increase in value. IDA manages the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) which is a Federal Funded Research Center (FFRDC). STPI/IDA is uniquely qualified as it has non-profit business relationships with commercial companies that are subject of this study. STPI, has no stake or vested interests in the information obtained and as an FFRDC, is inherently aligned for such work.

According to FAR 6.302-3(a)(2)(ii), Establish or maintain an essential capability for engineering or developmental capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution or a federally funded research and development center. The use of the authority at (a)(2)(ii) is appropriate when it is necessary to: establish or maintain and essential capability for theoretical analyses, exploratory studies, or experiments in any field of science and technology.

The Government does not intend 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 2:30 p.m. EST on November 18, 2015 in writing via e-mail to Raymond R. Jones IV at (oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice). 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.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at ub_library/Omb.html

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Contracting Office Address:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Point of Contact(s):
Raymond R Jones IV, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-286-0792, Fax 301-286-0357, Email

Raymond R Jones IV

SpaceRef staff editor.