Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Open Innovation Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
July 27, 2009
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Synopsis – Jul 27, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09304631L
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 27, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 03, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 03, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


NASA/JSC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for an Open Innovation Service Provider (OISP) with an extensive external network that can be used to introduce collaboration opportunities to the public. Specifically, NASA is looking for an entity that supports a network of experts that can facilitate solutions to a vast array of issues and challenges facing the future of human health and performance in spaceflight. Challenges are of varied type and difficulty and could include technological, biological, or human modeling needs. The OISP will provide NASA with the methodology and infrastructure to facilitate Open Innovation within the NASA JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate organization and for solutions to outsourced challenges or problems. NASA JSC is seeking to evaluate OISPs with a pilot project of up to 6 challenges/problem statements. The OISP will be required to provide full support to NASA for development, review and vetting, maintenance of challenge statement and award to a winning solution provider. If process training is necessary, the OISP must be prepared to provide all training presentations and materials to NASA for a minimum team size of 10 personnel. This training will be expected to be delivered onsite at NASA Johnson Space Center. The OISP will also be required to submit a final evaluation report of the initial challenge pilot postings, outlining strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement if continued collaboration were to be considered. Documentation required to be submitted by the entity include: (1) 3 examples of successful challenges, challenges that ended with an award; (2) 3 examples of unsuccessful challenges, challenges that did not end in a reward and/or terminated early on re-scoped, and (3) background on solution providers-description and number of solution providers within the network and community approach, including efforts and outreach for growing the network.

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.

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

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.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted in writing to no later than 3:00 p.m. local time on August 3, 2009. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. Please reference NNJ09304631L in any response. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Perry L Mueller
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-7158
Fax: 281-244-0995

Name: Ann E. Bronson
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-9889
Fax: 281-244-5331

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