Status Report

NASA Solicitation: EOSDIS Evolution and Development

By SpaceRef Editor
February 9, 2009
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Synopsis – Feb 06, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG09239572J
Posted Date: Feb 06, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 06, 2009
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: D — Information technology services, incl. telecom services
NAICS Code: 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) plans to issue a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) NNG09239572J for the “Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED).” The Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is a part of the Earth Sciences Projects Division under the Flight Projects Directorate. This effort will provide for development and sustaining engineering of software and hardware systems to facilitate science data management for the Earth Science Data Information Systems project; including (but not limited to) the EOSDIS Core System (ECS), currently deployed at three data centers, and the Earth Observing System (EOS) Clearinghouse, which provide middleware for search and order of EOS data. This solicitation is being released for your consideration and comment on or about one week after it’s release. The final date for comments will be specified in the DRFP introductory letter. This DRFP is for information and planning purposes. No proposal is requested, and no contract will be awarded as a result of this DRFP. Potential Offerors are invited to comment on all aspects of the solicitation, including the requirements, proposal instructions, and evaluation approach. If your comments include recommendations for revisions, you must provide your rationale for such revisions. The overall scope of this effort is to continuously improve the reliability, availability, and functionality, operability, and performance of the hardware and software systems within the EOSDIS while reducing operational and maintenance costs. The Government anticipates a transition period of no longer than 90 days.

The SIC Code and Size Standard are 541512 and $23 million, respectively. Subcontracting goals are established as follows: Total Small Business 14%, Small Disadvantaged Business 11%, Women Owned Small Business 4.5%, HBCU/M .5%, HUBZone Small Business .5%, Veteran Owned Small Business 7.5%, and Services Disabled Veteran .5% (these rates all not aggregate of each other). Award of a Cost-Plus-Award-Fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is anticipated.

Eligible large business prime contractors, not included on the “List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs”, who have at least one active subcontracting plan, and who are approved as mentor firms may enter into agreements with eligible entities to provide appropriate developmental assistance to enhance the capabilities of these proteges to perform as subcontractors and suppliers. The Mentor-Protege program will be used as an award fee incentive if proposed per NFS 1918.72. This program is designed to incentivize NASA prime contractors to assist small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), minority institutions (MIs) and women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns, in enhancing their capabilities to perform as NASA contractors and subcontracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between these entities and NASA prime contractors, and increase the overall number of these entities that receive NASA contract and subcontract awards.

An ombudsman has been appointed. See Internet Note “B”. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. The WWW address or URL of the NASA GSFC Business Opportunities page is .

Prospective offerors are requested to promptly notify this office of their intent to submit an offer by email. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the aforementioned Internet site for the release of the DRFP. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the DRFP. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: .

NASA anticpates issuance of the final Request for Proposal (RFP) in April 2009.

Please submit your comments in writing to the draft RFP, via electronic mail within two weeks from the date of the publication to:

We have appreciated your support in providing useful ideas and comments during our market research phase and we encourage your continued participation. We look forward to receiving your comments on this DRFP. If you have any questions, you may contact either Contracting Officer, Jennifer O’Connell at 301-286-5081 or Lynne Hoppel at 301-286-3035.

Reference Library: In order to assist in potential offerors in familiarizing themselves with the nature of the services required to support the EED procurement a reference library has been established on the internet: The URL will be provided in DRFP.

Point of Contact

Name: Jennifer A OConnell
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-286-5081
Fax: 301-286-5373

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