Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Outdoor Leadership and Teambuilding Expedition Training

By SpaceRef Editor
June 22, 2011
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Synopsis – Jun 22, 2011
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ11396132R
Posted Date: Jun 22, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 22, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jun 30, 2011
Current Response Date: Jun 30, 2011
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for a twelve day customized outdoor team building and supervised leadership expedition training course to provide Astronaut Candidates with leadership, teamwork, and self-care experience in a remote expedition environment. The purpose is to expose crew members to and have them practice the leadership, teamwork, and expedition behaviors that have been determined to be most desirable in spaceflight. NASA/JSC intends to purchase the training from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) on a sole source basis. NOLS offers teamwork and leadership training in a challenging outdoor environment and has the desired level of knowledge, expertise, and experience to conduct expedition and outdoor leadership training. NOLS offers the combination of remoteness and focused leadership skill development that provides distinct learning opportunities with synergies for teams facing extended space travel.

NOLS is currently the only known source with the ability to meet NASA’s expedition requirements, while providing a customized, entirely outdoor curriculum designed specifically for spaceflight crew members. Statutory authority for proceeding with this acquisition under Other Than Full and Open Competition is 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1) (as implemented by FAR 6.302-1).

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 PM local time on June 30, 2011. 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.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Melanie Saunders,(281) 483-0490.

Point of Contact

Name: Cameron L. Johnson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-792-7871
Fax: 281-483-4066

Name: Scott Stephens
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-792-7521
Fax: 281-483-7890

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