CBD: NASA: Winning NASA Contracts

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on September 19, 2001]
From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access

CLASSCOD: A--Research and Development
OFFADD: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771
DUE 110601
POC Jacqueline Benjamin, Administrative Assistant, Phone (202) 358-2088, Fax (202) 358-3261, Email

DESC: NASA has designed a course focusing on areas of business management that are critical for success in competing for NASA contracts and subcontracts. The NASA course is known as Training and Development of Small Businesses in Advanced Technologies (TADSBAT). The Internet Home Page for the NASA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization contains additional information on this program at: . BACKGROUND: NASA's Fiscal Year 1990 Appropriations Bill, Public Law 101-144 and its amended version Public Law 101-507, included a requirement that the Agency annually award at least eight percent of the total value of its contracts and subcontracts to Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs). In the legislation, the SDB definition was expanded to include small women-owned businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (e..g., Tribal College and Hispanic Serving Institutions). The TADSBAT course was created to enhance the business management capabilities of these firms and institutions so they could successfully compete for and win NASA business. Since 1994, NASA has provided this training to over 1200 businesses with overwhelming success. The course is offered FREE (no registration fee). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Participation in the 1999 training has been expanded to include all small businesses, along with Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including women-owned), Historically Black College and Universities and Minority Institutions that possess technical capabilities related to NASA's mission and the four strategic enterprises as discussed in NASA's strategic plan at:

. BASIC COURSE: November 6-8, 2001 DoubleTree Hotel Metairie, LA Course # MTA0203 All classes are limited to 50 participants. SDBs, SBs, or HBCUs interested in "Winning NASA Contracts" should contact Gloria Smith, Workshop Coordinator, at 688 Discovery Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. Telephone: 1-800-933-8483, 256/ 922-1110, ext. 13 or email:
LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice
EMAILDESC: Jacqueline Benjamin
CITE: (D-262 SN50Y0H1)

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