Status Report

NASA Office of the Chief Technologist Game Changing Technology Division Unique and Innovative Technology BAA

By SpaceRef Editor
March 4, 2011
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Synopsis – Mar 01, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH11ZUA001K
Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
Application Due Date Explanation: The open period for this BAA is March 1, 2011 through January 3, 2012 (See Description Text)
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 43.009
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
There are no restrictions on applicants.
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is releasing a Unique and Innovative Space Technology Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) in support of the Office of Chief Technologist (OCT) Game Changing Technology Division. The BAA will be available on March 1, 2011, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.”

The Game Changing Technology Division (GCT), within NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) is soliciting executive summaries, white papers, and proposals for research and development (R&D) for technology that is innovative and unique and promises to enable revolutionary (game-changing) improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of our country’s space capability. Novel (unique) capabilities are sought in any of the NASA Space Technology Grand Challenges or the NASA draft Space Technology Roadmaps. Responses may be submitted at any time while this solicitation is open. Responses will be reviewed and award decisions made throughout the year. As detailed in the BAA solicitation, the last dates for acceptance of each type of submission are as follows:

Executive Summary Due Date: before 8 PM EDT, October 1, 2011 White Paper Due Date: before 8 PM EDT, November 1, 2011 Proposal due Date: before 8 PM EDT, January 3, 2012

All submissions; Executive Summaries, White Papers and Proposals shall be submitted electronically, and all proposers shall use NASA’s proposal data system, NSPIRES ( ). In addition, the electronic proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA Centers, and other Government agencies. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this BAA must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal system(s) well in advance of the closing dates to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Specific proposal submission deadline dates, evaluation criteria, and submission information will be identified in the BAA. Submissions will be reviewed and award decisions made on proposals as submissions are received during the open period. Awards based on this solicitation are contingent on appropriated funds.

This is a Broad Agency Announcement as specified in FAR 35.016 and NFS 1835.016.

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Harry Partridge
Title: System Engineer
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000

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