Status Report

NASA Solicitation: NASA Human Exploration Framework Team Industry Affordability Meetings

By SpaceRef Editor
October 25, 2010
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Synopsis – Oct 19, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNH11ESMD001L
Posted Date: Oct 19, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 19, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Exploration Framework Team (HEFT) seeks input from NASA contractors and other commercial spaceflight companies on how they and NASA can reduce costs, maintain quality and performance, and improve the affordability of human spaceflight programs and activities. With the inclusion of the external input received and its own NASA internal discussions, HEFT intends to develop a set of ideas and actions for senior agency management consideration.


A few members of HEFT and its designees (Exploration Systems and/or Space Operations Mission Directorate employees) will meet with company representatives individually on October 21 and Nov. 3-5, 2010 and listen to the company inputs. Industry representatives are encouraged to bring hard-copy materials of their input to accompany their discussion/briefing. We will meet with as many companies as possible during the stated timeframe. The meeting duration is anticipated to be approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. We will schedule meetings as requests are received in the order of receipt. If we are unable to meet with all companies during the stated timeframe, written responses will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT, Nov. 5, 2010. Written input should be no more than 10 pages single-spaced and submitted to Ms. Marguerite Broadwell at


HEFT is NASA’s highest-level, cross-agency decision-support function for planning the future of human space exploration. Decision support means conducting credible, objective, consistent, coherent, and transparent analysis to help inform decisions made by NASA leadership. HEFT will develop an initial architecture and concept of operations based on stakeholder objectives/constraints and core principles that provide the foundation for robust HSF programs. Affordability is a significant focus area of HEFT; NASA and its partners must achieve productivity growth to effectively do more without more.


To schedule a meeting, industry representatives should contact Ms. Marguerite Broadwell at

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 29.


Event attendees will be required to check in at the security at the NASA Headquarters visitor’s lobby near the corner of E St. SW and 4th St. SW to obtain a visitor’s badge. Attendees will be subject to personal inspection (e.g., passing through a metal detector), prior to entering the meeting location, per the discretion of the security office.


Directions to NASA Headquarters are available online at the following URL:


Parking lots are located near the NASA Headquarters building. Check the local yellow pages or internet for exact locations.


Metro stops nearest NASA Headquarters are L’Enfant Plaza (orange, blue, yellow, and green lines) and Federal Center SW (orange and blue lines).

From L’Enfant Plaza station, take the Department of Transportation exit and turn left at the top of the escalators. Head east (on School St. or E St. SW) and south (on 4th or 6th St. SW) to arrive at the west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW and 4th St. SW.

From the exit of the Federal Center SW metro station, head south on 3rd St. SW and then west on E St. SW to arrive at the west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW and 4th St. SW.

Point of Contact

Name: Marguerite Broadwell
Title: Innovation and Integration Lead
Phone: 202-358-1894
Fax: 202-358-2682

SpaceRef staff editor.