NASA GSFC Solicitation: Night Sky Network Outreach Toolkit

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2007

Synopsis - Aug 24, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG07217568Q
Posted Date: Aug 24, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 24, 2007
Original Response Date: Sep 10, 2007
Current Response Date: Sep 10, 2007
Classification Code: U -- Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611710 - Educational Support Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for research, development and idea testing for an Outreach Toolkit that is designed primarily to assist amateur astronomers to conduct informal outreach events. The primary objective is to support the developing community of amateur astronomers who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and equipped to conduct public outreach events (be they public talks, indoor star parties, class visits, club meetings or other events) and provide them with science content related to NASA efforts in this area.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the services from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1) for the acquisition of supplies or services reasonably available from one source. This vendor is the only organization that creates outreach kits for amateur astronomy clubs located across the country.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the response date specified above. 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 by the Government 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 following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Mary B Brown
Title: Purchasing Agent
Phone: 301-286-3227
Fax: 301-286-1773

Name: Dawn M. Fountain
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-3815
Fax: 301-286-1773

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