From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019
NASA announces opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s strategic goals for expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. NASA seeks to enable industry to develop and qualify selected technologies for market through the solicitation titled "Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” released on February 15.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is seeking industry-developed commercial space technologies that are at a “tipping point” in their development cycle. For the purpose of this Appendix, a space technology is at a tipping point if:
· an investment in a ground demonstration or flight demonstration will result in:
o a significant advancement of the technology's maturation, and
o a significant improvement in the offerors' ability to successfully bring the space technology to market, and
· there is clear evidence of previous investments in maturing the technology (e.g., venture capital, corporate investment, etc.) indicating a pre-existing plan to commercialize the technology, and
· the technology is at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 4 at time of proposal submission.
This release is soliciting tipping point technologies from the following topics:
Proposed efforts to this Appendix must be led by a United States of America (U.S.) for-profit entity. A "U.S. for-profit entity" is a commercial firm or business incorporated and operates in the United States. See section 3.0 of the Appendix for full list of eligibility requirements/restrictions.
This release will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step will be a short mandatory preliminary proposal. Those offerors submitting the most highly rated mandatory preliminary proposals will be invited to submit a final proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative (AOR).
Appendix Release Date:
February 15, 2019
Mandatory Preliminary Proposal Questions Due:
March 26, 2019
Mandatory Preliminary Proposal Due:
April 4, 2019 (5 p.m. Eastern)
Invitation for Final Proposal/Feedback Provided:
May 30, 2019 (target)
Final Proposal Questions Due:
August 1, 2019
Final Proposal Due:
August 8, 2019 (5 p.m. Eastern) (target)
October 31, 2019 (target)
March 1, 2020 (target)
The complete solicitation may be found online at the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES):
Questions and comments about this solicitation should be submitted via email to: HQ-STMD-TippingPointAppendix@
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