Status Report

NASA Sources Sought Notice: ISS Utilization Management

By SpaceRef Editor
October 31, 2003
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General Information

  • Document Type: Sources Sought Notice
  • Solicitation Number: MRKT-RES-RFP10-07206-215
  • Posted Date: Oct 30, 2003
  • Original Response Date: Nov 21, 2003
  • Original Archive Date: Oct 30, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and management support services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/HQ is hereby issuing this sources sought synopsis for meeting NASA’s upcoming requirement for establishment of the International Space Station (ISS) Research Institute (ISSRI)with a non-government organization (NGO). The purpose of the ISSRI is to provide research, leadership and advocacy for utilization of the ISS by the U.S. Science, Technology and Commercial (S/T/C) communities. The ISSRI contractor is expected to foster and extend S/T/C research community interest and support for ISS utilization. The ISSRI will develop the constituencies for use of U.S. ISS research facilities in alignment with NASA strategic objectives.

The website at provides information about the plans for an ISS NGO. The NAIS Code for this requirement is 541710. NASA intends to award to an educational institution (or consortium of institutions), or other nonprofit organization (an organization that meets the definition of “institution of higher education” under 20 U.S.C. 1001 or is exempt from income taxes under 26 U.S.C. 501). NASA anticipates that for-profit organizations will participate as subcontractors, but not as the prime contractor.

NASA is seeking interested companies with specialized capabilities to meet the above requirements. Additionally, NASA seeks capabilities of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for this requirement. Interested offerers are requested to provide name, phone and address of firm, detailed information demonstrating their understanding of the work requirements identified above as well as their qualifications, capabilities, experience and past performance history for such work. All submissions are limited to 25 pages or less.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

This requirement is not to be considered a commercial or commercial-type product as defined in FAR 2.101. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited.

Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement. All responses shall be submitted to Ms. Doris Wood at no later than 15 days after the posted date of this synopsis and should reference MRKT-RES-RFP10-07206-215. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Original Point of Contact

Doris S Wood, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-6162, Fax (301) 286-0357, Email – Delia B. Robey, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-8109, Fax (301) 286-0357, Email

Email your questions to Doris S Wood at

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