LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – June 16, 2022

Join us for the Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, June 16, at 2:00 pm. This month’s LCSC meeting will include a capabilities presentation by Jeff Brunner, LCSC election results, and an Office of Procurement update by Tim Canella.

This will be a hybrid meeting. The in-person location is NASA LaRC IESB, building 2102, NACA Room. Please use the link below to join the meeting online.

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  • Welcome and Opening Comments
  • LaRC Office of Procurement (OP) Update – Tim Canella
  • Return to Onsite Work (RTOW) Update – Tim Canella
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts (slides only)
  • LCSC Election Results – Nickie Wills
    • Richard White, Vice-Chair
    • Jenny Monokrousos, Secretary
  • TASC/TGIC Capabilities – Jeff Brunner
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, June 16, 2022

TASC and TGIC Primer Slides by Jeff Brunner, June 16, 2022

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Blackout Notice for LaRC RFP 80LARC22R0003 (RSES) Effective May 26, 2022

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

I am pleased to announce that LARC Office of Procurement (OP) issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Research, Science and Engineering Services (RSES) today, May 26, 2022. The resulting contract will provide specialized research, science, and engineering services across fifteen discipline areas.

At this point, we have entered the blackout period where all NASA civil servant employees must refrain from communicating (either formally or informally) with any prospective offerors regarding any aspects of this procurement. This does not preclude interactions with incumbent contractor personnel required in the normal conduct of business, e.g., interaction with contractors on TEAMS3, STARSS3, and the NIA. All inquiries should be referred to the Contracting Officer, Ryan Bradley, at LARC-rses@nasa.gov or ryan.d.bradley@nasa.gov. The solicitation and evaluation period will last for the next several months, and the blackout period will remain in effect until contractor selection is announced publicly. I have attached the formal Blackout Notice to this email.

Improper communication could jeopardize the integrity or successful completion of the RSES acquisition. Therefore, compliance with the above will ensure the dissemination of uniform responses to all inquiries and eliminate the possibility of preferential treatment of any prospective offerors.

My office will be communicating the blackout notice to all LaRC civil servants and the notice will be posted on Inside Langley. I want to ensure that the LaRC contractor community is aware that we have entered the blackout period.

RSES Attachment 4 Communications Blackout Notice 5/26/2022

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – May 19, 2022

Join us for the next Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 pm. This month’s LCSC meeting will feature a Sustainable National Flight Partnership (SNFP) presentation by Steve Velotas, an Office of Procurement update by Susan McClain, and a Call for Nominations for LCSC officers.

This will be a hybrid meeting. The in-person location is NASA LaRC IESB, building 2102, NACA Room. Please use the link below to join the meeting online.

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  • Welcome and Opening Comments
  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC Office of Procurement (OP) Update – Susan McClain
  • Return to Onsite Work (RTOW) Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update (slides only) – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Kerry Leonard
  • LCSC Elections (Call for Nominations) – Nickie Wills
  • Sustainable National Flight Partnership (SNFP) – Steve Velotas
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, May 19, 2022

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Financial Management for Small Businesses April 20, 2022

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

A sound financial plan is critical to the success and sustainability of a business. Please join the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and special guests from the FDIC Money Smart financial education program on April 20, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 for an informative and engaging webinar to offer an overview of the 13-module program to help take your small business to the next level fiscally!

The webinar will also feature a guest speaker from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), which is a national non-profit organization with members who provide free consultation services and advice to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

If you have questions about this topic, email them in advance to smallbusiness@nasa.gov. Attendees are asked to please register for this program on EventBrite.

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – April 21, 2022

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, April 21, at 2:00 pm. This month’s LCSC meeting will feature an on-site safety presentation by Stan Smeltzer, Acting Director for Safety and Mission Assurance Office, and an Office of Procurement update by Susan McClain.

This will be a hybrid meeting. The in-person location is NASA LaRC IESB, building 2102, rooms 112 and 113. Please use the link below to join the meeting online.

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  • Welcome and Opening Comments
  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC Office of Procurement (OP) Update – Susan McClain
  • Return to Onsite Work (RTOW) Safety Update – Stan Smeltzer
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Kerry Leonard
  • George Mason University SBDC – Timm Johnson
  • Hampton University Science and Engineering Capabilities – Bill Moore
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

Return to Onsite Work Safety Slides by Stan Smeltzer, April 21, 2022

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, April 21, 2022

Partnerships Update Slides by Kerry Leonard, April 21, 2022

Mason SBDC Slides by Timm Johnson, April 21, 2022

Hampton University Capabilities Slides by Bill Moore, April 21, 2022

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