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NASA Valuation Study: Benefits and Impact of SERVIR Applied Sciences Team

Status Report From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Synopsis - May 27, 2015

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNM15552223R

    Posted Date: May 27, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 27, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jun 11, 2015

    Current Response Date: Jun 11, 2015

    Classification Code: A -- Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812

Description

***Please contact Sharrief Alamin, only, in writing at sharrief.a.alamin@nasa.gov for technical concerns.***

NASA/MSFC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a strategic impact evaluation to ascertain the impact, value, and effectiveness of SERVIR applied science activities. The study will focus on using new innovative methods/approaches to value, measure and quantify the benefits of NASA data products/tools and scientific efforts on societal benefits.

In 2012, NASA Applied Sciences Program created 11 PI-led SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) projects. These were focused across various societal areas including water, disasters, agriculture, public health and climate change. Currently, NASA is in the process of designing a potential second round for AST work. Understanding the benefits and contribution to SERVIR outcomes and impacts from the first AST cohort is critical in ensuring the second round also is successful. In addition, identifying ways to improve and maximize the effectiveness of PI-led scientific teams for development goals, will ensure NASA funding is meeting its intended mission.

As NASA Applied Sciences focuses the next 5 years in their Strategic Plan on enhancing the value and benefits of tools/products, evaluations such as this one will be key in identifying existing success and suggest changes to improve impact. Furthermore, increased evidence on the vast direct contribution and/or spillover/diffusion effects of NASA products will help the public understand the important role this agency still plays in innovation, discovery and technological advancement to the benefit of society.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712 and 500, respectively.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about June 12, 2015 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about July 13, 2015.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html .

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 Business Opportunities home page is http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin= .

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site 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).

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

    Name: Iris Walter

    Title: Contracts Administrator

    Phone: 256-961-7054

    Fax: 256-961-7148

    Email: Iris.R.Walter@nasa.gov

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