Synopsis - Apr 04, 2012
Solicitation Number: NOCT110-Call-Number-4
Posted Date: Apr 04, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 04, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Apr 04, 2012
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712
Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Other
CFDA Number: 43.003
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 - Unrestricted
This call is open to all individuals and organizations, U.S. and non-U.S, such as: educational institutions, industry, nonprofits, FFRDCs, NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, other Gov’t agencies, and partnerships between such entities. Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com
Contracting Office Address
NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center, Code A, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523-0273
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a solicitation, entitled “Announcement of Flight Opportunities (AFO) for Payloads Maturing Crosscutting Technologies that Advance Multiple Future Space Missions to Flight Readiness Status.”
Applications are due on or before May 11, 2012 and selections will be announced by July 2012. The solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at "http://nspires.nasaprs.com ," selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting "NOCT110."
NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) seeks to mature towards flight readiness status crosscutting technologies that perform relevant environment testing and advance multiple future space missions. To facilitate this goal, NASA is providing access to certain flight opportunities available to the Agency, on a no-exchange-of funds basis, to entities that have technology payloads meeting specified criteria. They may be exposed to a near-zero or reduced gravity environment on high-altitude balloons, flying on aircraft that provide parabolic flight trajectories and on suborbital reusable launch vehicles (sRLVs) that are potentially capable of flying to altitudes above 100 km. Refer to https://flightopportunities.nasa.gov/platforms for specific information on vehicle and flight characteristics.
This call is open to all individuals and organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. Such organizations may include educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), other Government agencies, and partnerships between such entities.
This current call is Call No. 4 in a cycle of Announcement of Flight Opportunities through December 31, 2014. The number of flight opportunities selected via this announcement will be determined through a competitive process based on evaluation of the responses and subsequent ability to negotiate a no-exchange-of-funds Space Act Agreement. Such selections are also subject to the availability of appropriated funds and number of contracted flights available at any given time.
Detailed submission instructions are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NOCT110 solicitation. Potential applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to familiarize themselves with its structure and to enter the requested information.
Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Flight Opportunities Program Payload Manager, Dougal Maclise, at email@example.com. Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and also included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
Point of Contact
Name: Dougal Maclise
Title: NASA Flight Opportunities Program, Payload Manager
Name: Andrea C Basham
Title: Contract Specialist