Status Report

NASA Solicitation: ARCUS and PolarTREC Program

By SpaceRef Editor
January 7, 2013
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Synopsis – Jan 07, 2013

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG13455002L
Posted Date: Jan 07, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 07, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jan 17, 2013
Current Response Date: Jan 17, 2013
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541690

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for participation in the PolarTREC (Teachers and Researcher Exploring and Collaborating)program. PolarTREC is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 2-6 weeks participating in hands on field research experience in the polar regions.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the services from Arctic Research Consortium of The United States (ARCUS). Participating projects, such as IceBridge, are selected through competitive proposals that are selected by a panel. IceBridge submitted a proposal and has been selected to participate in the PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating).

The PolarTREC program is manage by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and housed in Fairbanks, Alaska. ARCUS is a member consortium of educational and scientific institution that have a substantial commitment to arctic research. There is no other organization or vendor that offers this kind of specialized education and outreach program for polar research.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities statement to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 2:30 p.m. local time on January 17, 2013. Such statements 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 a statement which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Kathi Thomas
Title: Purchasing Agent
Phone: 301-286-4963
Fax: 301-286-5373

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