Status Report

NASA HQ Solicitation: Sponsored Research and Education Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
July 12, 2009
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Synopsis – Jul 10, 2009

Modification 01 – Posted on Jul 10, 2009

Draft Document – Posted on Jul 10, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: 09-HBM-001
Posted Date: Jul 10, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 10, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 10, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 10, 2009
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 561110 – Office Administrative Services
Set-Aside Code: 8a Competitive

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/HQ plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Sponsored Research and Education Support Services during the fourth quarter of the Government’s Fiscal Year. This notice is being issued to notify potential Offerors that a draft RFP has been issued today and the documents are attached to this synopsis.

The contractor will manage, be responsible for, and provide database management support to all organizational components of NASA Headquarters in support of the Agency’s sponsored research and education outreach process. The contractor will support education/outreach initiatives that provide opportunities for participating in NASA’s research programs to minority institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges; support activities ancillary to soliciting research objectives; review and evaluate ongoing enterprise research programs to determine their effectiveness and relevance to NASA’s mission; operate, maintain, and develop enhancements to an end-to-end web-based electronic system that supports the submission, evaluation, and selection of research proposals; and monitor grant progress and track grant funding.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 561110 and $7 million, respectively.

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 any information submitted.

This requirement is accepted for inclusion in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The competition is restricted to eligible Participants under the program and joint ventures entered into by eligible participants that are approved by the Small Business Administration.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/HQ Business Opportunities home page is In addition NASA has established a bidders library consisting of auxiliary information about the requirement that Offerors may find useful in understanding NASA and SRESS. The bidders library can be accessed at:

Prospective Offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the Offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential Offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing, e-mail transmission only. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Michael Levy
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-4170
Fax: 301-286-0356

SpaceRef staff editor.