CBD: NASA’s “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team”

Primary Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Deadline: 7/18/2001


SOL 8-1-1-C6-D4794

DUE 071801

POC Marianne R. Campbell, Contract Specialist, Phone (256) 544-6496, Fax (256) 544-9080

NASA/MSFC plans to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for partnering with educational entities (High Schools) to participate in the 2001-2002 “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (FIRST) Robotics Regional and National Competitions. The FIRST Robotics Competition, designed for high school students, is a national engineering contest which teams high school students with engineers from Government and business in the design, construction, and testing of a champion robot. Proposals are sought from high schools that are within a 50-mile radius of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama.

This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 611110 and $5M, respectively. The DPAS Rating for this procurement is DO-C9. The anticipated release date of RFQ 8-1-1-C6-D4794 is on or about June 20, 2001 with an anticipated quote due date of on or about July 18, 2001.

All qualified responsible educational entities (High Schools) within a 50-mile radius of MSFC may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency. 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 be in Microsoft Office 97 format and 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/MSFC Business Opportunities home page is http://nais.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=C&pin=62. 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 quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: http://genesis.gsfc.nasa.gov/nasanote.html. Information on the FIRST Robotics Competition may be found at http://www.usfirst.org.

Email marianne.campbell@msfc.nasa.gov — Sandra L. Presnell, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544-0318, Fax (256) 544-9080, Email sandra.presnell@msfc.nasa.gov.

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