PRIME CONTRACT

Cooperative Agreement - NNX13AJ42A

OVERVIEW

Original Description
THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ASSOCIATION (NASA) SUPPORTS THE PRESIDENT AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON STEM EDUCATION (CO-STEM) TO INCREASE THE NATION S QUALIFIED AND DIVERSE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) WORKFORCE BY PROVIDING EXPERIENTIAL MENTOR-GUIDED INTERNSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT ALL EDUCATIONAL LEVELS. NASA INTERNSHIPS, AS PART OF THE NASA INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS (NIFS) PROGRAM, WILL PROVIDE A SINGLE PATHWAY FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO ENGAGE IN STEM AND BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS AT NASA CENTERS AND LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE. UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (USRA) JOINS NASA AND THE NATION TO INCREASE THE COUNTRY S DIVERSE STEM WORKFORCE THROUGH A SHARED VISION FOR HANDS-ON IMMERSIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, THROUGH COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS THAT PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION FOR NASA AND THE NATION S STEM WORKFORCE NEEDS. WITH OVER FOUR DECADES EXPERIENCE MANAGING AND IMPLEMENTING NASA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, USRA IS A LEADER IN ADMINISTERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS THAT LEAD TO EMPLOYMENT WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY IN STEM AND BUSINESS FIELDS. USRA S EXPERIENCE AND BEST PRACTICES WILL RESULT IN THE EFFICIENCIES, FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY NEEDED TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE THE NASA INTERNSHIPS PROGRAM. USRA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NASA, WILL IMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT NASA INTERNSHIPS THROUGH INNOVATIVE AND PROVEN PROGRAM MANAGEMENT METHODS AND STRATEGIC BUSINESS PRACTICES THAT WILL 1) INCREASE RETENTION RATES AMONG STUDENTS ENTERING STEM DISCIPLINES; 2) REACH A DIVERSE POPULATION OF STUDENTS; 3) DEVELOP A HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE THAT POSSESSES THE TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES NEEDED TO MAKE FUTURE DISCOVERIES AND ADVANCEMENTS IN STEM RELATED FIELDS. THROUGH A STEM EDUCATION NETWORK COMPRISED OF OVER 400 RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING FOUR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCUS) AND TWO HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS (HISS), USRA CONNECTS THE TOP EXPERTS, RESEARCHERS, AND FACULTY MEMBERS IN STEM DISCIPLINES WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR STEM INTERNS. USRA S BROAD REACH INTO THE STEM EDUCATION COMMUNITY WILL SUPPORT NASA INTERNSHIPS TO INCREASE STUDENT DIVERSITY, ENHANCE THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE, ENCOURAGE CONTINUITY ACROSS PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES, AND MAXIMIZE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS. NASA INTERNSHIPS WILL ENGAGE HIGH SCHOOL, UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS WHO REPRESENT THE DIVERSE POPULATION OF THE NATION THROUGH NASA MENTOR-GUIDED STEM AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES THAT FOSTER THEIR EDUCATION GOALS AND ENGAGE THEM IN NASA S MISSION.
Awarding / Funding Agency
NAICS
Not Reported
Place of Performance
Columbia, MD 21044 USA
Pricing
Other
Set Aside
None
Extent Competed
Not Competed
Related Opportunity
None

STATUS
(Open)

Period of Performance

11/23/22

Start Date

2/28/23

Current End Date

2/28/23

Potential End Date
6.0% Complete

Obligations and Backlog

$5.0M

Total Obligated

$5.4M

Current Award

$5.4M

Potential Award
92% Funded

$418.0K

Funded Backlog

$418.0K

Total Backlog

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Cooperative Agreement

NNX13AJ42A

Subcontracts

-

Cooperative Agreement

NNX13AJ42A

Subs

-

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Only One Source
Number of Offers Received
0
Other Than Full and Open Competition
Only One Source - Other
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
None
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
None

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
None
National Interest Action
None
Research Type
None
IT Commercial Item Category
None
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
jennifer.l.watkins@nasa.gov
Last Modified By
tammy.l.maher@nasa.gov
Approved By
tammy.l.maher@nasa.gov
Awarding Office
80NSSC NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER
Funding Office
80NSSC NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
Not Applicable
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
No
Labor Standards
No
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
No
Last Modified: 11/23/22