Status Report

STS-118 Informal Educators and Trainers Workshop

By SpaceRef Editor
March 22, 2007
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STS-118 Informal Educators and Trainers Workshop

Synopsis – Mar 20, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ07192259R
Posted Date: Mar 20, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 20, 2007
Original Response Date: Apr 03, 2007
Current Response Date: Apr 03, 2007
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611710 – Educational Support Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) has a requirement for the development of educational content and administration of the STS-118 Informal Educators and Trainers Workshop. This conference is to be held in Houston June 4-5, 2007, for 30 NASA Museum Alliance Member Education Specialists.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase this workshop from Space Center Houston (SCH) on a sole source basis. Specific features of STS-118’s educational content are a plant growth chamber engineering design challenge, a pennant design experience, and the Fit Explorer which challenges students to physically train like astronauts.

SCH offers unique knowledge in space plant growth as they have a NASA excessed plant growth chamber which is maintained by a space farming expert. SCH also has a Living in Space exhibit which demonstrates the unique environment astronauts reside in on-orbit aboard the International Space Station. SCH’s current programs and unique knowledge directly tie into the goals and objectives of STS-118 educational challenges. SCH also provides programs unique to the Space Exploration experience that feature space flight hardware simulation activities and educational programs specific to the Vision for Space Exploration.

Market research indicates that SCH is the only known source capable of providing the specific services to meet NASA/JSC’s STS-118 educational content requirements.

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 3:00 p.m. CST on April 03, 2007. 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 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 an offer which shall be considered by the Agency.

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

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

Point of Contact

Name: Kirby L. Condron
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-4193
Fax: 281-483-4173

Name: Jessica C. Miller
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-6792
Fax: 281-483-1139

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