Badge and Pass Office Reduced Operations

Susan Mcclain requested that the following NASA LaRC bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Effective July 29, 2020, the NASA Langley Badge and Pass Office (BPO) is open with reduced operations in support of mission essential functions.

Priority is currently placed in processing new credentials and renewals for approved Return to On-Site Work projects and PIV renewals. New credentials for contractors involved in approved projects should be requested via the normal IdMAX process and validated by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) prior to issuance. PIV renewals will continue to be processed virtually, if possible, and appointments can be scheduled at https://badgeandpass.larc.nasa.gov.

Routine renewals of center-specific badges (Carpool, CDC, LEA, Alumni Association, etc.) will not be processed at this time.

If you anticipate the need for BPO services, please send an email to larc-bpo@mail.nasa.gov so we can plan for your visit and provide your services promptly.

Should you require immediate assistance to maintain logical access while teleworking, please contact the EOC at 757-864-9315 or LaRC-EOC@mail.nasa.gov for guidance. We will continually monitor mission requirements and adjust available resources to support mission needs as safely as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Please stay safe!

NASA Langley point of contact:  Michelle Sowden, 757-864-6989

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Schedule for SBA Webinars on COVID-19 Economic Resources

Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Please join the Richmond SBA Office for Webinars on SBA COVID-19 Economics Resources.  The following programs are scheduled for July, 2020.

SBA & USDA (Business and Industry-B&I) COVID-19 Economic Resources Webinar
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 10:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
The SBA portion of the webinar will provide a high-level general overview of the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We will cover the qualifications, terms, and features of each program and briefly cover the application process. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The EIDL loan advance provides economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Eligible Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients may also qualify for a loan up to $10 million. SBA Eligible Program Applicants: businesses The USDA/B&I portion will provide a high-level general overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress authorizing nearly $1 billion in additional loan guarantee authority for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and created the Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program. For the first time, agricultural producers may access this program if they are ineligible for financing from USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Any loan guaranteed by the B&I CARES Act Program must be used as working capital to prevent, prepare for or respond to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. USDA Eligible Program Applicants: Federal or State-Chartered Banks, Savings and Loans, Farm Credit Banks, Credit Unions. Registration Required.

Identifying the Lessons from COVID-19 & What to Carry Forward
Women’s Business Center
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 3:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
An Interactive series designed to encourage discussion and sharing so that we are learning from one another. Speaker: Nicole Weyer. Registration Required.

I Did What? The Transformative Power in Giving Ourselves Credit
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – 3:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
An Interactive series designed to encourage discussion and sharing so that we are learning from one another. Speaker: Nicole Weyer. Registration Required.

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Doing Business with the DON NAVSEA Webinar July 14

Rob Betts requested that the following Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Join the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Small Business Director Ms. Anne Bannister as she presents “FAQ ATTACK – NAVSEA Answers the questions Small Businesses ask the most.”  This presentation is part of the on-going NAVSEA Small Business Webinar Series.

Date and Time: Jul 14, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please join us for this informative virtual event! Feel free to forward and post on social media!

Registration link:

FAQ ATTACK – NAVSEA Answers the questions Small Businesses ask the most

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Contractors Responsible for Procuring PPE for Employees

Susan Mcclain requested that the following NASA Langley Research Center Office of Procurement announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

As Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) becomes more readily available commercially, LaRC, and the Agency, have decided to move away from providing PPE to contractor employees.  Please see the detailed information below for frequently asked questions regarding the new policy.  Our policy remains that protection of the NASA workforce is our highest priority – if for some reason you cannot obtain the required PPE for your employees, please contact your contracting officer or contracting officer representative immediately.

Also, I would like to ask for you and your workforce’s cooperation in wearing masks when entering the LaRC front gate and coming into contact with the LaRC security forces for your protection as well as those of the security forces.   Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change in policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are contractor’s required to procure essential PPE required for the initial Return to Work efforts for its onsite contractor staff?

Contractors are responsible for the safety and health of their employees and thus for supplying proper PPE to employees to perform their job safely. During initial re-start, if contractors are having difficulty obtaining necessary PPE due to supply chain issues they should contact NASA contracting officer or contracting officer representative.

For contractor personnel in Wind Tunnels and Labs – will NASA be providing PPE or will the contractor be required to provide for its personnel?

Contractors are responsible for the safety and health of their employees and thus for supplying proper PPE to employees to perform their job safely. During initial re-start, if contractors are having difficulty obtaining necessary PPE they should contact NASA contracting officer or contracting officer representative.

COVID-19 related PPE consumable costs – are these to be part of the contractor’s indirect pools (OH/GA) going forward?

Each contractor should allocate costs in the most appropriate manner pursuant to their accounting system.

Susan E. McClain
Director, Office of Procurement
NASA Langley Research Center

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – July 16, 2020

Our monthly Langley Contractors Steering Council (LCSC) meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm. This will be a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. Use this link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Frank Peri, the Director of LaRC’s Safety and Mission Assurance Office will be joining us as Keynote Speaker to discuss LaRC’s Return to On-site Work and answer questions. Susan McClain, Director of LaRC’s Office of Procurement, will also discuss the current status of Return to On-Site work. Please submit your questions to nickie.wills-1@nasa.gov by Tuesday, July 14.

The agenda for this meeting is:

Small Business Update
Status of Contractors Steering Council Election of Deputy Co-Chair
VASBA Update
Keynote Presenters – LaRC Safety and Mission Assurance Office Frank Peri and Office of Procurement Director Susan McClain: Discussion of Return to On-site Work

The LCSC is comprised of on/near site LaRC contractors and civil servant employees and provides timely information and feedback on Center-wide issues and activities of mutual interest. Additionally, the council acts as a forum for informal communications between LaRC and the local contractor community. The LCSC meets on the third Thursday of every month.

Presentation Slides and Hand-outs:

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, July 16, 2020

Office of Procurement Return to On-Site Work Slides by Susan McClain, July 17, 2020

Return to On-Site Work Daily COVID-19 Checklist, June 9, 2020

Return to On-Site Work Health & Safety Best Practices, June 9, 2020

Return to On-Site Work Communications Checklist for Supervisors, July 7, 2020

 

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