RSES Draft RFP Released on SAM.GOV

Tim Canella, Deputy Director of NASA LaRC’s Office of Procurement, requested that the following information be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

The Draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) for the Research, Science, and Engineering Services (RSES) procurement was posted on December 16, 2021 on SAM.GOV.

Acquisition Strategy for NASA LaRC Research, Science, and Engineering Services

The Draft RSES PWS is published for review and comment. Additional information will be provided shortly after the new year, including draft labor categories and draft labor estimates. A draft RFP release is anticipated in late January or early February 2022, with final RFP release approximately 60 days following Draft RFP release. 

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New Video for Hall of Honor Nominations

Kathy Ferrare requested that the following information be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

We have a new addition to our outreach portfolio!  It is a YouTube video about the Hall of Honor and the nomination process, featuring Clayton Turner and a NASA retiree, Bo Walkley!

Take Five: Nominations Open for the NACA and NASA Langley Hall of Honor Class of 2022

We are still on schedule to close-out the nomination process for the Class of 2022 Hall of Honor nominations– the submission deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022. Qualifications for nominees include personnel, both civil service and contractors, who had distinguished careers with NACA Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and/or NASA Langley Research Center.

The electronic nomination form is available at the Langley Alumni Association website.

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NASA Implementation of Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order 14042

Susan McClain, Director of NASA LaRC’s Office of Procurement, requested that the following information be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

A Global Contractor Memorandum, “Update on NASA Implementation of Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – Nationwide Injunction Issued by the District Court of the Southern District of Georgia,” from NASA’s Assistant Administrator for Procurement, Karla Jackson, has been released by NASA Headquarters.  We will keep you updated as we receive additional guidance and other information.  If you have specific questions about your contract, please reach out to your Contracting Officer.

Update on NASA Implementation of Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – Nationwide Injunction Issued by the District Court of the Southern District of Georgia by Karla Jackson, December 9, 2021

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – December 9, 2021

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, December 9, at 2:00 pm. This month’s holiday edition LCSC meeting will feature a State of NASA LaRC presentation from the Office of the Director, as well as a Langley Contractor’s Steering Council Year in Review presentation from Chris Fannin and Jeff Manning.

Please use the link below to join the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Our meeting will address these topics:

  • Welcome and Opening Comments Holiday Edition!
  • State of NASA LaRC – H. Kevin Rivers, Associate Center Director
  • Nationwide Injunction Issued for Contractor Vaccination Requirement – Susan McClain
  • Langley Contractor’s Steering Council Year in Review – Chris Fannin and Jeff Manning
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

Members are requested to please fill out the LCSC Topics Survey by December 23, 2021.

Nationwide Injunction Issued for Contractor Vaccination Requirement Slides by Susan McClain, December 9, 2021

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NASA SBIR/STTR Program Virtual Event December 15, 2021

Rob Betts requested that the following training opportunity be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

As NASA continues to innovate in the space exploration, scientific, and research industries, small businesses will be critical to its success. Please join us for an update from NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). The mission of the SBIR/STTR programs is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

Join us for this Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Learning Series webinar on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Attendees are asked to please register for this program on EventBrite.

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