Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Lunar and Planetary Institute

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2014
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Synopsis – May 14, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNJ14ZKA001N

    Posted Date: May 14, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 14, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: May 14, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Grant Specific Information

    Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number:43.001

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No

    Estimated Total Program Funding:not available

    Expected Number of Awards:1

    Ceiling Amount:none

    Floor Amount:none

    Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)

    Eligible Applicants:12 – Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than institutions of higher education

    Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to release a NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), for the continued operations of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). The selected operator of the LPI shall provide independent intellectual leadership in lunar and planetary science and shall be devoted to research and the provision of service to the scientific community and the public. A high priority activity of the institute is to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas in lunar and planetary science; therefore, the selected operator shall enable participation of scientists world-wide in Planetary Science Division (PSD) programs.

NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) Announcement # NNJ14ZKA001N, entitled “Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)”, will be available electronically on or about June 24, 2014 through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage ( ) under “Open Solicitations.”

A pre-proposal conference shall be held on or about July 15, 2014 and a Notice of Intent shall be due on July 31, 2014.

Proposals are due on September 30, 2014 Proposals are required to be submitted electronically and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies

Electronic proposals must be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES. Every organization who intends to submit a proposal in response to this CAN must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Questions concerning responding to this CAN may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document.

This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d)(2). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at, or, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation shall be sent to the following email:

Point of Contact

    Name:LaToy J. Jones

    Title:Contracting Officer



    Name:Perry L. Mueller

    Title:Contracting Officer




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