Status Report

NASA LaRC Solicitation: Support Services for NASA Academy of Program Project and Engineering Leadership APPEL

By SpaceRef Editor
August 24, 2010
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Synopsis – Aug 24, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNL10322304R
Posted Date: Aug 24, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 24, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
Set-Aside Code: Competitive 8(a)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center is issuing a DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide services for the Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL). APPEL is located within the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) and is responsible for developing NASA’s technical workforce in program/project management, systems engineering and engineering. The scope of work for this requirement includes two of APPEL’s main business lines, Knowledge Sharing and Curriculum Development.

Curriculum Development (coursework in program/project management, systems engineering, and engineering) lies at the heart of APPEL’s approach to building program/project, engineering, and systems engineering capability at NASA. The courses are designed using project management and systems engineering competency models and focus on what the participants will need to enhance their own capabilities, knowledge, and skills. The objective is to set the standard for training and development for engineering and project management.

Knowledge Sharing (hosting forums and conferences, providing case studies, publishing relevant articles on the APPEL website and other electronic and hardcopy venues, etc) promotes excellence in project management and engineering leadership development. Its primary strategy focuses on gathering and sharing knowledge and wisdom from the best program/project and engineering leaders across the Agency.

eLearning – APPEL is moving most of its coursework from traditional classroom or lecture venue to electronic/web-based learning.

APPEL recently initiated a consortium of international partners, The International Program/Project Management Committee (IPMC), which is comprised of over 50 space agencies, companies, academia, and other interested groups from around the world. This collaboration is expected to grow even more significantly over the next several years, as NASA responds to the Administration’s new National Space Policy

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 611430 and $7.0 Million, respectively.

The anticipated release date of the Draft RFP, NNL10322304J is on or about 30 August 2010.

Prospective offerors are invited to submit written comments or questions to Jeffrey Hisey via email at All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing (email or FAX). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

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 Business Opportunities home page is .

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.

Point of Contact

Name: Jeffrey Hisey
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-3347
Fax: 757-864-9974

Name: Rosemary C. Froehlich
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-2423
Fax: 757-864-8541

SpaceRef staff editor.