Synopsis - Sep 11, 2007
Solicitation Number: NNG07Z21041L
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 11, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 11, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 11, 2007
Classification Code: 76 -- Books, maps and other publications
NAICS Code: 511120 - Periodical Publishers
Contracting Office Address
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.M, Greenbelt, MD 20771
This notice is issued by the NASA/GSFC to post an RFI via the internet, soliciting interest from potential parties interested in providing a national children's outreach publication named NASA's INSPIRE magazine. NASA's INSPIRE magazine will be a mass media solution designed to reach and inspire the next generation of explorers. This magazine will reach numerous middle students, their teachers and their families in order to fulfill NASA's future efforts of having the manpower to fulfill our mission to go back to the moon and onto the surface of Mars.
NASA/GSFC is interested in finding a potential party to create, publish, and market a national news publication for children based on the scientific discoveries and achievements of NASA missions and technology development. The proposed publication will convey the diverse portfolio of opportunities NASA is engaged in by targeting America's students within grade levels 5-8, at no cost to its readership.
The proposed NASA INSPIRE magazine shall meet specific publication, format, delivery and partnering requirements as specified below: Publication Requirements
Currently, the Agency is exploring two options for coverage of the printing and distribution of INSPIRE magazine:
NASA will not be providing funding for this proposed effort, therefore the selected publisher may want to solicit corporate sponsorship in order to fund and market the magazine. Currently the Agency is exploring the availability of identifying funding or a grant for printing and distribution, but none is available at this time.
This document is for information and planning purposes and to allow industry the opportunity to verify reasonableness and feasibility of the requirement, as well as promote competition. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizz Opps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offerors responsibility to monitor these cites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis. This presolicitation synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response. Respondents will not be notified of the results.
Prospective offerors are invited to submit written comments or questions by electronic submission to Justin DeWitt, Contract Specialist, Code 210.4, at the following address: Justin.C.Dewitt@nasa.gov. Questions regarding technical information may be addressed to Maureen Madden, Project Manager, at 301-286-8231, Maureen.P.Madden@nasa.gov, no later than October 11, 2007. When responding reference NNG07Z21041L.
An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B".
The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=51 It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet cite for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments, if any. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.
Point of Contact
Name: Justin C. DeWitt
Title: Contract Specialist