Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Space Systems Engineering Program

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2010
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NASA Solicitation: Space Systems Engineering Program

Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Apr 20, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: 423771
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 20, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 04, 2010
Current Response Date: May 04, 2010
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611310 – Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Contracting Office Address

NASA Shared Services Center Procurement Division Building 1111 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000


NASA/NSSC has a requirement for a course entitled “Space Systems Engineering Development Program (SSEDP) Knowledge Sharing Event/Book Club/Mentoring/Course.” The objective of the training is develop a pool of talented and capable systems engineers at Johnson Space Center. This program will integrate technical and leadership assessments, individual development planning, developmental work assignments, mentoring, knowledge sharing, and curriculum. The contractor shall have previously demonstrated a substantial knowledge of NASA space system engineering practices. The first session in May 2010 (10 hours) shall be a panel discussion focusing on “Systems Engineering for Unplanned Events” including inevitable changes, accommodating changes, political systems engineering considerations, systems engineering replanning required for the change in the Constellation Program. The second portion shall include in person mentoring to 2 participants, 1-2 hours per month for a 24-month period (110 hours in 24 months). Contractor shall lead a “book club” discussion on the book “Digital Apollo” (Mindell). There are to be assigned readings and discussions and a one day discussion at NASA JSC over one day period (20 hours total work time). The contractor shall teach a course “The Art and Science of Systems Engineering” based on the white paper “The Art of Systems Engineering” by John Muratore as well as the monograph titled “The Art and Science of Systems Engineering” by Ryschkewitsch, Schaible, and Larson (10 hours). This training will provide learners with a specialized training with focus on applicability to NASA. The vendor shall be responsible for providing all training materials. The vendor shall provide training starting May 2010 to be completed by December 2012. Training shall be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Center.

NASA/NSSC intends to purchase the training course from University of Tennessee Space Institute, 411 B. H. Goethert Parkways, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Pursuant to FAR 13.106, the acquisition of these services has been determined to be reasonably available from only one source.

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

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on May 4, 2010. Such capabilities/qualifications 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 capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.

Capabilities and qualifications should be submitted to Megan Willis at

An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

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

Point of Contact

Name: Eli Ouder
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 228-813-6168
Fax: 228-813-6315

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