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Presolicitation Notice: NASA 2005 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

By SpaceRef Editor
May 30, 2005
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Presolicitation Notice: NASA 2005 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP

General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: SBIR2005
Posted Date: May 27, 2005
Original Response Date: Sep 07, 2005
Current Response Date: Sep 07, 2005
Original Archive Date: May 27, 2006
Current Archive Date: May 27, 2006
Classification Code: A — Research & Development
Naics Code: 541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP)] for the NASA 2005 Small Business Innovation Research Program. The NASA SBIR program is conducted under the authority of the Small Business Innovation Research Program Reauthorization Act of 2000. It is designed to provide small businesses with opportunities to compete for federal research and development awards and to stimulate the commercialization of the resulting technology.

Eligible small businesses are invited to submit proposals in response to the NASA 2005 SBIR solicitation. The NASA SBIR 2005 technical topics and subtopics support the NASA strategic enterprises Mission Directorates of Space Operations, Aerospace, Science, and Exploration Systems. It is anticipated that the NASA 2005 SBIR solicitation will identify specific product areas within each subtopic that NASA wishes to emphasize. To participate in the NASA SBIR program, firms must have Internet access and an e-mail address. Details can be found on the NASA SBIR/STTR Home Page at . Note that the NASA 2005 SBIR solicitation will be issued as a concurrent document together with the NASA 2005 STTR solicitation. While the solicitation documents are combined, the review, selection and award processes will be conducted separately for each program. Proposals must be submitted as either an SBIR or an STTR proposals and will only be considered for award under one program. NASA will issue the combined STTR/SBIR solicitation starting at noon Eastern time on July 7, 2005. Distribution will be by the Internet or by diskette as described below. Paper copies of the solicitation will not be distributed. Instructions for electronic access to the solicitation are as follows: via the Internet: the solicitation and other program information will be accessible on the NASA SBIR/STTR home page which can be viewed at . Those requesting the solicitation are strongly encouraged to download it from the NASA Home Page as described above. However, if that is not possible, a disk containing the solicitation may be requested by U.S. Mail from the NASA SBIR/STTR Support Office, REI Systems, Inc 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 311, Calverton, MD 20705–3106 or via FAX at (301)937-0204. The request must include the name and full address of the requester. Disks will be distributed by U.S. Mail starting July 7, 2005.

Questions regarding electronic access and other administrative matters should be referred to (301)937-0888. Detailed instructions for proposal development and submission are contained in the solicitation. Proposals are due September 07, 2005, 5:00 pm Eastern time and will be required to be submitted electronically as described in the solicitation instructions. An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.  

See Note 26. This procurement is a total small business set-aside.

See Note 1. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541710 and 500 employees, respectively.  

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about July 7, 2005 with an anticipated offer due date of September 7, 2005.

Point of Contact

SBIR/STTR Support Office, REI Systems, Inc., Phone (301) 937-0888, Fax (301) 937-0204, Email

Email your questions to SBIR/STTR Support Office at

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