Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Sciences and Exploration Data Analysis (SESDA-II)

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNG05101107R
Posted Date: Apr 21, 2005
Original Response Date:
Current Response Date:
Original Archive Date: Apr 21, 2006
Current Archive Date: Apr 21, 2006
Classification Code:A — Research & Development
Naics Code: 541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/GSFC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for supporting the activities of the Sciences and Exploration Data Analysis (SESDA-II) programs.    

We anticipate release of the draft version of the RFP (DRFP) on or about May 9, 2005, with the formal RFP issued after potential offerors have had an opportunity to comment and receive answers to questions pertaining to the draft RFP.      

The purpose of this contract is to provide the development and use of scientific computer systems, engineering data analysis systems, engineering efforts that develop new technologies for scientific instrumentation, software application development and implementation, and computer system management for Science Exploration research at the GSFC. The services required under this contract support a broad range of science disciplines, including solar and space plasma physics, astrophysics and astronomy, planetary studies, atmospheric science and climatology, oceanography, land processes, geodynamics, and solid earth geographics.    

Research and information technology services includes scientific data analysis; modeling and simulation of physical processes; development of flight project data systems, including field experiments, development of large-scale data management, archival and delivery systems, systems analysis, and programming; and includes engineering, technology, development and research network engineering.      

Most of the services provided will be in direct support to the Science, Flight Programs, and Engineering organizational entities at the GSFC.      

This procurement is a total small business set-aside.    

See Note 1. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.      

See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541710 and 1000 employees respectively.    

The DPAS rating for this procurement is DO-C9.      

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/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is

It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the DRFP and related documents (if any).    

Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the DRFP and related documents (if any).      

Hard copies may be obtained from the identified point of contact. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:        

The WWW address, or URL of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunity home page is

Point of Contact Dawn M. Fountain, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-3815, Fax (301) 286-1773, Email

Email your questions to Dawn M. Fountain at

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