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NASA Solicitation: Robotics Outreach Competition II

Status Report From: Ames Research Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Synopsis - Feb 09, 2015

 

General Information

 

    Solicitation Number: NNA15525443C

    Posted Date: Feb 09, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 09, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Feb 09, 2015

    Classification Code: U -- Education and training services

    NAICS Code: 611710

 

Grant Specific Information

 

    Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number: 43.008

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No

    Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000.00

    Expected Number of Awards: 2

    Ceiling Amount: $2,500,000.00

    Floor Amount: none

    Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)

    Eligible Applicants: 25 - Others

    

Non-profit organizations serving the robotics industry and academic institutions providing higher education in Robotics Engineering or other robotics fields. Other organizations, including for-profit organizations, may be eligible to apply. See CAN.

 

Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com

 

Contracting Office Address

 

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001

 

Description

 

NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Robotics Alliance Project (RAP) intends to issue a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) soliciting proposals to design and administer two distinct robotics competition programs, referred to collectively as the NASA Ames Robotics Outreach Competition (ROC-II). Eligible organizations may submit proposals that provide evidence of the capability and proven experience necessary to provide both the technical and administrative framework required to implement a national, high caliber outreach program, including a high-quality national level robotics competition experience that leverages hands-on experiences in a technical environment.

 

The ROC II addresses the critical shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that the Nation is facing by providing hands-on robotics competition events while working with engineers and talented faculty from universities and high schools in the U.S. It is the strategic intent of this program that students will be inspired and motivated to pursue degrees that meet NASA's robotics competency requirements.

 

The final CAN is expected to be released on or around February 13, 2015, and will be available electronically through http://nspires.nasaprs.com .

 

Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested by March 18, 2014.

 

The proposal due date is expected to be April 22, 2015. The electronic submission of each proposal in its entirety is required by the due date.

 

Please note that these dates are estimates only and subject to change.

 

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

 

Point of Contact

 

    Name: Bethany A McClave

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 650-604-3747

    Fax: 650-604-3020

    Email: Bethany.A.McClave@nasa.gov

    

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