From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007
FY2007 IPP SEED FUND CALL ANNOUNCEMENT
Synopsis - May 10, 2007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: 2007IPPCALL
Posted Date: May 10, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 10, 2007
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: 99 -- Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
Contracting Office Address
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771
The Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) provides technology for Mission Directorates, Programs and Projects through investments and technology partnerships with industry, academia, government agencies and national laboratories. As one of NASA's Mission Support Offices, IPP supports all four Mission Directorates and has program offices at each of the ten NASA Centers. The IPP Partnership Seed Fund has been established as a new initiative to enhance NASA's ability to meet mission technology goals by providing seed funding to address barriers and initiate cost-shared, joint-development partnerships. The IPP Seed Fund is used to provide "seed" funding to enable larger partnerships and development efforts to occur and will encourage, to the maximum extent possible, the leveraging of funding, resources and expertise from non-NASA partners, NASA Programs and Projects and NASA Centers.
This internal Call to NASA Centers is soliciting proposals for cost-shared partnerships with industry, academia, research institutions, national laboratories and other government agencies for joint development of technology that is of Mission interest to NASA. This Call is being distributed through the Center IPP Offices (IPPO). In order to solicit external interest for partnerships through this Call, this Announcement is posted to www.Fedbizops.gov and http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/ website. Responses to this Announcement must be from NASA personnel participating as a Partnership Manager (PM) in the Center IPP Office; with proposals including both an internal NASA Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) and an External Co-PI. As such, proposals submitted directly from parties external to NASA will not be accepted.
Proposed projects must include one or more non-NASA partners who are willing to provide cost-sharing at a level equal to or greater than the IPP funding provided to the project. However, special situations may arise in which IPP will allow a partner's contribution to be less than the IPP Seed Fund contribution. Acceptable cost-sharing from the partner includes actual dollars applied directly to the project, in-kind considerations such as workforce labor and the use of unique and dedicated facilities and testbeds. Monetary valuation of partner in-kind facility and/or testbed access should be based solely on actual costs incurred by the partner in the performance of the proposed project, and should not reflect the partner's already-incurred cost for developing the technology including the original capital expenditure for construction of the subject facilities and/or testbeds. As an illustrative example of cost-sharing, the FY06 Seed Fund Call resulted in the following contributions:
IPP Contribution: $6.6 M Other NASA Project/Program Contributions: $7.5 M External (Non-NASA) Partner Contribution: $14.2 M Grand Total: $28.3 M
For further information and questions regarding this announcement, kindly contact the IPP Points of Contact at any of the ten NASA Centers listed below. The IPP Leads, at their respective NASA Centers, have primary responsibility for creating the partnership development, intellectual property and business aspects of the proposal.
Contact information for the IPP Points of Contact is as follows:
For more information about NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program, please visit www.ipp.nasa.gov. Interested parties are urged to visit the NASA Centers' websites to identify areas of Technology Focus at each Center. The URLs can be found at: http://www.ipp.nasa.gov/ittp_directory.htm .
Point of Contact
Name: Minoo Dastoor
Title: Chief Technologist
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