Status Report

NASA Solicitation: KSC Educator Resource Center Support

By SpaceRef Editor
August 5, 2010
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Synopsis – Aug 05, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNK10AA01A
Posted Date: Aug 05, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 05, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611710 – Educational Support Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is soliciting information for potential sources interested in a Cooperative Agreement for effective Educator Resource Center (ERC) support. NASA ERCs are located across the country. Although not inherently NASA-funded, they are NASA supported and receive NASA education resources and training to promote Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education at state or regional level. ERCs distribute and loan NASA- and STEM-themed educational resources to educators. Students and educators are also provided opportunities to visit ERCs and participate in learning experiences with NASA Centers, educational workshops for students, and professional development activities for educators.

The ERC is anticipated to provide 1) STEM Professional Development Workshops 2) Repository of Materials of instructional products, for copying and distributing to educators and students 3) Onsite and offsite K-12 hands-on STEM workshops that engage students in activities and discussions on STEM topics and careers 4)Educational facility tours guiding visitors through hands-on activities designed to explain scientific concepts, as relate to STEM topics, aerospace research and exploration, and the mission of KSC. 5) Student and educator online workshop registration system 6) STEM activities evaluated via NASA’s Office of Education Performance Measurement (OEPM) online system.

To support acquisition planning activities, NASA KSC is seeking interested parties and suggestions relevant to successfully continuing, as well as improving/expanding this ERC support. The desired result is to maximize dissemination of STEM education, materials and development, supported by current technology, systems and content, while cultivating and retaining a stable professional staff, while expending the budget provided. Improved on-site current technology teaching tools and staff fringe benefits are highly desirable additions.

The purpose of this notice is to provide NASA KSC with potential, interested, competitive sources for effective Educator Resource Center (ERC) support.

NASA is inviting industry, academia, other government and non-government organizations to provide information. Sources having capabilities or information necessary to meet or exceed the stated broad requirements are invited to submit appropriate documentation, literature, brochures, and references specifying interest and abilities, with a maximum of 5 pages. Please include the following: name and address of firm; synopsis of relevant work performed in the past five years, point of contact address and phone number. Contact Beverly Davis at John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL via email only, no phone calls will be accepted to minimize any misunderstandings: no later than 27 August, 2010.

DISCLAIMERS AND IMPORTANT NOTES The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI. No information or questions received will be posted to any website or public access location. NASA does not intend to respond to the individual responses, but will provide an update to development and acquisition plans. All information contained in this RFI is preliminary as well as subject to modification and is in no way binding on the Government. FAR clause 52.215-3, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes is incorporated by reference in this RFI. The government does not intend to pay for information received in response to this RFI. Responders to this invitation are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. No proprietary or classified information should be submitted Respondents are advised that NASA KSC is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received, or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this RFI are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.

[OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT IS REQUIRED] 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/KSC Business Opportunities home page is It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet cite for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments, if any.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Beverly C Davis
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-3399
Fax: 321-867-1188

Name: Beverly C Davis
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-3399
Fax: 321-867-1188

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