NASA Acquisition Forecast
It is NASA policy (see NASA FAR Supplement 1807.72) to prepare an annual forecast and a semiannual update of expected contract opportunities, or classes of contract opportunities, for each fiscal year. The forecast consolidates anticipated procurements (in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold) at each NASA Center with the aim of increasing industries' advance knowledge of NASA requirements and to enhance competition.
The procurements described in this forecast are expected to be solicited in this fiscal year and beyond, based on the best information available at the time of publication. All projected procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. Final decisions as to the extent of competition, small or disadvantaged business set-asides, estimated value, etc., will not be made until each procurement is initiated. The data is for planning purposes only; it does not represent a presolicitation synopsis or constitute an invitation for bid or request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described supplies and services. You are urged to review FedBizOpps.gov and the NASA Acquisition Internet Service for the actual notice of a pending contract action.
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Agency-Wide Acquisition Forecast (Last Update - January 2014)
NASA Agency-wide Acquisition Forecast (with pivot tables in Excel 2010)
Center-by-Center Acquisition Forecast (Last Update - September 2013, except where noted)
CENTER (COLUMN A) : Identifies the center / activity conducting the procurement
STATUS (COLUMN B) : Indicates the status of a new or previously identified acquisition (i.e. Awarded, Deleted, New, Revised or No Change)
NAICS CODES (COLUMN C) : Indicates the 2-6 digit NAICS code applicable to the forecasted procurement. Full NAICS code may or may not be available depending on the maturity of the procurement planning process. (For more information regarding NACIS codes, please visit http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/)
Note: NAICS Codes are preliminary; Final NAICS Codes are decided by Contracting Officer
PRODUCT SERVICE CODE (COLUMN D) : Indicates the Product Service Code (PSC) applicable to the forecasted procurement as described in the Federal Procurement Data System Manual. PSCs have up to four alpha / numeric identifiers. The first one or two element of the PSC codes generally correspond to the codings used to categorize procurements published in the Commerce Business Daily. As much of the PSC coding as possible is used, depending on the maturity of the procurement planning process.
TYPE OF REQUIREMENT (COLUMN E) : Identifies the procurement category from the following:
VALUE (COLUMN F) : Indicates the approximate dollar value by the following ranges:
Note: $150K is the current SAP Threshold Minimum.
QUARTER & GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR (COLUMN G & H) : Indicates the anticipated time, by quarter and fiscal year, for the release of the solicitation. The Federal Government’s Fiscal Year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th.
Note: It is possible that any fiscal year forecast report may project a release of an identified procurement’s solicitation in the following fiscal year
SOCIO ECONOMIC PREFERENCE (COLUMN I) : Identifies the extent the procurement is presently considered to be exclusively available to all small businesses. Socio Economic Preference choices include the following:
COMPETITION (COLUMN J) : Indicates whether the procurement is expected to be competitive (“Yes”) or non-competitive (“No”)
DESCRIPTION (COLUMN K) : Provides a brief narrative of the principal requirements of the procurement and any other information the procuring activity considers to be useful to potential sources
POINT OF CONTACT (POC) NAME, TELEPHONE # & EMAIL ADDRESS (COLUMNS L – N) : Identifies the primary POC name, office code (if available), telephone # and email address (if available) of an individual at the procuring center most knowledgeable of the procurement. Prior to release of the solicitation, the POC can assist interested organizations in assessing their abilities to participate in the procurement, either as a prime contractor or subcontractor.
COMMENTS (COLUMN O) : Provides updates to acquisitions, if applicable. This field may or may not be completed.
Updated: January 2014 (Marshall Space Flight Center and Agency-wide only)