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August 8, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 07-AUG-14

Office Address: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Goddard Space Flight Center; Office of Procurement; NASA/Code 210.M, Greenbelt, MD 20771


Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services

Solicitation Number: NNG14512805Q

Contact: Nakul Vasudeva, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-286-6224, Fax 301-286-1720, Email [Nakul Vasudeva]

Description: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Office of Procurement

NASA GSFCs Innovative Technology Partnerships Office (ITPO) has a requirement to launch the 2014 Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff InWorld Challenge. This annual contest seeks to educate the public about NASAs programs, GSFC spinoff technologies benefitting the public, and the companies that have successfully commercialized GSFC technology. The GSFC ITPO requires a fully hosted, Web-based service for registration, authentication, parental authorization, identity vetting, data hosting, and audit record maintenance from a Federal Trade Commission designated Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Safe Harbor organization for its annual OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff InWorld Challenge. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 (Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items), in conjunction with FAR Part 13.5 (Test Program for Certain Commercial Items) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NNG14512805Q. This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. The solicitation has been prepared with the intent to award on a sole source basis to Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (PRIVO) located in McLean, Virginia. All other offerors may submit a written quote via e-mail that will be reviewed by the Government. However, a determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this solicitation is solely within the discretion of the Government. The Government intends to enter into a Firm-Fixed-Price contract with a base period of one (1) year with two (2) one (1) year options. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 541611; Small Business Size: $15,000,000. Services to be acquired are included the attached Statement of Work. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Descending Order of importance: 1) Technical Capability of the services offered to meet the Government requirement, 2) Price, and 3) Past Performance. Technical capability and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important than Price. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, Alternate I with its offer. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 3 years. (End of Clause) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2012) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (SEP 2010) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) The following NASA FAR terms and conditions apply to this acquisition: 1852.215-84, Ombudsman (NOV 2011) 1852.219-76, NASA 8 Percent Goal (JUL 1997) 1852.225-70, Export Licenses (FEB 2000) 1852.237-73, Release of Sensitive Information (JUNE 2005) The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at [ ub_library/Omb.html ] . This is not a Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) rated order. Quotations are due no later than August 22, 2014 at 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Quotations shall be e-mailed to: Nakul Vasudeva, Contract Specialist, at [ ]. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this combined synopsis/solicitation. All questions/clarifications must be submitted in writing via e-mail to [ ] no later than August 15, 2014. This synopsis shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information solicited. It is the quoter's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).


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