Status Report

NASA HQ Solicitation: Trademark Services

By SpaceRef Editor
February 17, 2006
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Feb 17, 2006
On-Line RFQ – Posted on Feb 17, 2006
Trademark Services

Statement of Work – Posted on Feb 17, 2006

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH06119753Q
Posted Date: Feb 17, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 17, 2006
Original Response Date: Feb 28, 2006
Current Response Date: Feb 28, 2006
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 541110 – Offices of Lawyers

Contracting Office Address

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



NASA/HQ has a requirement for services to monitor trademark activities world-wide including the United States of America. Services include, but are not limited to, all items listed in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). NASA intends to award a one year, fixed price, fee for service, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) order with four one-year options. NASA is requesting a detailed price list for each service listed in the SOW. Option year pricing for each service is also being requested. All work shall be performed at the contractors facilities and shall be delivered to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Statement of Work and applicable Terms and Conditions are linked above or may be accessed at . ]

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are required to use the On-Line RFQ system to submit their quote. The On-line RFQ system is linked above or it may be accessed at . The information required by FAR Subpart 12.6 is included in the on-line RFQ.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13.

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred) no later than Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 2 PM local time. Prospective quoters are encouraged to notify this office of their intent to submit a quotation. It is the quoter’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).

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

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs link below.

Point of Contact

Name: Lou Etta M Milstead
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (301) 286-6638
Fax: (301) 286-0366


NASA has, on selected trademarks, filed and will continue to file trademark applications in the United States and countries other than the United States. According to foreign and domestic trademark laws, various fees must be paid and renewal applications and other documentation must be filed to keep the trademarks valid and in force. As such, NASA must file the proper documents and pay the required fees to keep these trademark applications and trademarks from becoming abandoned. NASA is also contemplating the filing for foreign trademark protection for various other NASA programs, products, and services. The following Statement of Work outlines the functions to be performed under this order.


The contractor shall perform the following functions for NASA:

1. On the marks which NASA selects, file trademark applications, including renewal applications in the United States and in one or more of the designated countries listed below;

2. Prosecute the filed applications;

3. Prepare amendments, briefs, appeals, requests, oppositions, petitions to cancel, and other documents as needed;

4. Conduct trademark and service mark searches in the United States and in one or more of the designated countries listed below;

5. Conduct trademark and service mark registration, use, and infringement opinions in the United States and in one or more of the designated countries listed below;

6. Pay required fees on foreign cases as directed by NASA;

7. Provide estimates of reasonable foreseeable charges at any stage along the prosecution of the foreign applications;

8. Provide copies of all correspondence relating to the administration of the foreign filed applications; and

9. Monitor trademark activities world-wide (including the United States of America) and notify NASA of any trademark problems or concerns such as the potential trademark infringement of NASA trademarks.

The designated countries shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • The European Community
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

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