NASA Special Notice: Policy Statement Concerning the ESMD Systems Engineering and Integrated Services Procurement

Status Report From: NASA Office of Exploration Systems
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005


General Information

Document Type: Special Notice
Solicitation Number: NASA-SNOTE-050427-001
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2005
Original Response Date:
Current Response Date:
Original Archive Date: Apr 27, 2006
Current Archive Date: Apr 27, 2006
Classification Code: A -- Research & Development
Naics Code: 541990 -- All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA - Headquarters, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD), 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546-0001


The Vision for Space Exploration affords a unique opportunity to improve systems management and systems engineering processes and reinvigorate the Nation's systems engineering competency. Many institutions, including NASA's Centers are equipped to play a significant role in systems engineering and integration in the Exploration program.    

After examining many options, we have formed a policy on institutional support of systems engineering and integration in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate portfolio, which underscores the importance of reinforcing the Government's internal systems engineering competency. Accordingly, NASA has concluded that Government personnel at Headquarters and NASA Centers will implement systems engineering and integration in Constellation Systems and other areas of the Exploration program. Consequently, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate will not be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Industry systems engineering and integration contractor. As needs grow in the future, the possibility of an RFP for a systems engineering and integration contractor will be examined. In the near-term however, the majority of the systems engineering and integration workforce will be Government personnel. The time, effort, and resources devoted by Industry and NASA Centers to the formulation of our systems engineering and integration strategy have been of great value and are greatly appreciated.

Point of Contact

David A Culp, Contracting Officer, Phone (202) 252-0120, Fax (202) 252-0100, Email - Rosemary C Froehlich, Contracting Officer, Phone (202) 252-0121, Fax (202) 252-0100, Email

Email your questions to David A Culp at

Additional Information

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