Status Report

NASA SMD DYNAMIC Acquisition Process Planning Information Released

By SpaceRef Editor
October 19, 2021
Filed under ,

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has posted an announcement on its planning for a Dynamical Neutral Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (DYNAMIC) mission (link below). NASA is releasing its current draft process planning information for the mission’s acquisition. This information summarizes that acquisition and major details that would assist community planning.


These details include expected requirements and constraints on the scientific, technical schedule, and cost aspects of a DYNAMIC mission. The announcement includes values that would be updated in any subsequent solicitation.


The full copy of the DYNAMIC Announcement has been posted on the DYNAMIC Acquisition Homepage, hosted by NASA’s Science Office for Mission Assessments (SOMA). This email is a simple summary, and it is necessary to visit the SOMA website to download the full text of the announcement. Other resources for community planning may be found on the DYNAMIC Acquisition Homepage.


Interested parties should be aware that SMD intends to add specific inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) requirements to AOs, and has published a Request for Information that describes these additions. SMD is committed to a culture of IDEA where all employees feel welcome, valued, respected, and engaged. NASA expects the community’s initial planning to include potential methods to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce and to broaden participation with underrepresented groups. NASA also expects that IDEA will be reflected in the composition of AO proposal teams in accordance with the SMD Science Plan Strategy 4.1. 


It is emphasized that the full announcement is NOT a Request for Proposal, nor is it an Invitation for Bid. This DYNAMIC announcement is subject to revision or cancellation at any time and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract or to release an Announcement of Opportunity. Please do not request a copy of the solicitation, as no solicitation exists at this time. When a solicitation is issued, it will be made available through NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES), at


It is the responsibility of Offerors and all interested parties to monitor, the DYNAMIC Acquisition Homepage, and NSPIRES for the release of the solicitation and amendments, if any, and they will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the documents. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for potential acquisitions can be found at


Any questions about DYNAMIC or its acquisition strategy should be directed via email only using subject line “DYNAMIC NNH22ZDA004L” to: Depending on the nature of the question(s)/comments, NASA may respond on an individual basis by email or may post responses at the Questions and Answers (Q&A) section of DYNAMIC Acquisition Homepage. Anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions/comments will be preserved.

SpaceRef staff editor.