DATE: December 27, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Draft Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA)

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 28, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 249, page 81898

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: NASA is inviting interested persons to comment on its draft Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA). The guidebook describes the policies and procedures of the broad agency announcement used by NASA known as the NRA. The guidebook can be accessed online at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook/.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on NRAs, see NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) 1835.016-71, NASA Research Announcements.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 28, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Diane Thompson, Code H, Office of Procurement, 300 E Street, SW, Washington DC 20546. E-mail comments may be submitted to diane.thompson@hq.nasa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Thompson, Code HC, 202-358-0514, or e-mail: diane.thompson@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The following are the contents of the guidebook:


      1. Overview of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA)

      2. Proposal Preparation and Organization

      3. Proposal Submission Procedures

      4. Frequently Asked Questions

      Appendix A, Guide to Key Documents on the World Wide Web

      Appendix B, Instructions for Responding to NASA Research Announcements

      Appendix C, Proposal Processing, Review, and Selection

      Appendix D, Proposal Awards and Continuing Support

      Appendix E, Proposal Formats and Legal Certifications

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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