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					 NASA HBCU/MI
Contracting Initiatives
 Alabama A&M Research Institute SBIR/STTR
     and Technical Assistance Conference


 “Paradigm Shift from GRANTS to
         CONTRACTS”
                   Alabama A&M University
                        January 28, 2003

                      Thomas V. Green, Jr.
                Special Assistant for Procurement
    NASA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
       NASA HBCU/MI
     Contracting Initiatives

February 2001, NASA
established an Agency-wide
goal of 1% for prime contract
and subcontract awards to
HBCU/MI’s

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FY00   Contract Baseline - $10.9B

FY00   Grants Obligations - $528M



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   FY01 Achievement - $56.5M

   FY02 Achievement – $64.0M

   FY03 Goal
          * Percentage - 1%
          * Dollars - $110M



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FY02 Achievement
   * Percentage - .55%
   * Dollars - $64.0M
          Prime Contracts - $51.0M
          Subcontracts    - $13.0M


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 Action Plan
 Administrator letter issued to NASA Officials-in
  Charge - Completed 2/01
 Establish metric in Agency Performance Plan -
  Completed 02/01
 Equal Opportunity & Small Business Offices
  letter issued to University Research Center (URC)
  Directors - Completed 3/01
 Administrator letter to CEO of NASA Prime
  Contractors – Completed 8/01

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Agency-wide Focus on Training
 Part 1 – Training and Development of Small
  Businesses in Advanced Technologies
   October 2002 – Denver, CO (Basic)
  February 2003 – Kennedy Space Ctr., FL (Advanced)
   May 2003 - Ames Research Ctr., CA (Advanced)
  September 2003 – Washington, D.C. (Basic)

 Part2 – Principal Investigator Training on NASA
  Project Management Techniques
  Dates/Locations – TBD                               7
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Agency-wide Focus on Training
 Part 3 – Small Business Innovative Research/Small
  Business Technology Transfer Programs
  Jan. 27 – 29, 2003 Alabama A&M Univ. (Training)
  Mar. 11 –14, 2003 Albuquerque, NM (Nat’l Conf.)
  Apr. 22 –24, 2003 Washington, D. C. (Nat’l Conf.)
Contact Info: www.SBIRWorld.com

 Part4 – How to Commercialize NASA Technology
                TBD, Houston, TX
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NASA evaluates HBCU/MI Participation in:
 Prime Contracts & Subcontracts
 NASA Research Announcements (NRA)
 Announcements of Opportunity (AO)
 Cooperative Agreement Notices (CAN)
 Technology Transfer/Commercialization
 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
 SB Technology Transfer (STTR)
 Grants
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Where is HBCU/MI Participation called out:
  Contracts
Section L, Instructions to Offerors
Section M, Evaluation Factors for Award
Section J, Award/Incentive Fee Plan
SF 294, Summary Report for Individual Contracts
SF 295, Summary Subcontract Report

  OA/CAN/NRA
 Appendix B, Proposal Preparation Instructions, Evaluation
  and Selection Procedures
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Focus on Relationships
 - University to University
  - University to Non-Profits
  - University to Small Business
  - University to Large Businesses



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WHY BUSINESSES PARTNER WITH HBCU/MI?
 Establish capability for Independent, Research &
  Development (IR&D)
 HBCU/MI’s possess state-of-the art Research
  Centers/Facilities, World Renowned Professors and
  Principal Investigators
 HBCU/MI’s possess a pool of highly motivated
  Scholars and Researchers, and Graduate Students
 This pool of talent can be accessed at very reasonable
  rates.


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WHY HBCU/MI PARTNER WITH
  BUSINESSES
 Business can assist in FINANCING contract
 Businesses understand “How TO” Market their
  capabilities to the Government
 Businesses understand rigors of Managing a
  Contract
 Businesses understand Cost, Scheduling and
  Contract Deliverables

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NASA SDB’s interested in Partnering
with HBCU’s
 MTA, Bob Chastine, President
 Smithlain, Gloria Smith, President
 USSMC, Brenda Campbell, President
 EP& C, Mike Ladd, President
 W de Y, Carolyn Yarbro, President
 ZKD Inc, Mike Banks, President
 Intelligent Evolutions, George Valenzuela
 OAI, Jake Breland, VP Finance & Operations

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HBCU’s interested in Working w/SDB’s
Oakwood College, Alabama A&M,
Morgan State, Howard University,
Bowie State, Univ. of Ark- Pine Bluff,
Texas Southern, Tuskegee Univ.,
Clark-Atlanta, Norfolk State Univ.,
Miles College, Elizabeth City SU


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What NASA wants HBCU/MI’s TO DO
 COMMIT to send University Reps to TRAINING
    * NASA TADSBAT Class
       Feb. 11 – 13, 2003 (Advanced)
       May 13 – 15, 2003 (Advanced)
       Sept. 10-12 - NASA HQ (Basic)
          www.mta-inc.com

    * Technical Assistance Workshops
       - NASA DFRC – Oct. 23-24, 2002
       - DoD - UNCF - NOW
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       - DoD – Alabama A&M - NOW
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What NASA wants HBCU/MI’s TO DO
 Establish Research Institute separate and apart
 from University Hierarchy
 Incentivise Professors to pursue contracts
  - Authorize RELEASE TIME
  - Authorize Supplementing Salary w/Contract
    Work
  - Authorize shared PATENTS, Papers,
    Publications
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What NASA wants HBCU/MI’s TO DO
 Identify SB/SDB/LB to PARTNER with whose
  capabilities compliment yours.
 Search for NASA business opportunities that lend
  themselves to relationships between Minority
  Universities and Other Businesses
 Enter into Teaming Agreements and
  prime/subcontractor relationships with Other
  Businesses
 Advise OSDBU of your successes
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Ambassador Spearmon - White House
  Initiative on HBCU supports:
 Developing a “Partnering” Workshop
 Sponsor Regional Technical Assistance
  Training in Contracts
 Collaboration among Universities w/in
   States
 Contracting Workshop held during HBCU
  Conf. Proceedings – Sept. 2002

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Assistance Needed to Advance Initiative
 Support for developing contracting authority that
  limits competition on selected procurements to
  Minority Universities, I.e
    - Federal Acquisition Regulation
    - Agency-wide Determination & Finding
    - NASA/FAR Supplement change
 Funding support for increasing the number of
  “hands on” technical assistance training classes/
  workshops
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Assistance Needed to Advance Initiative
 Support for increasing minority Principal
  Investigator’s (PI) involvement in Peer
  Review selection process for AO’s, NRA’s,
  CAN’s

        support for developing PI
 Funding
 Program/Project Management Training
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Back-up Charts

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 Membership    on MBRAC
 Given Capability Presentations at Aeronautics &
  Science Forums
 Hosted TADSBAT Course at HBCU/MI’s
 Developed Directory of HBCU/MI Capabilities
 Participants in Cooperative Agreement on
  International Space Station Program performing
  S/W Engineering Initiative

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  Participants in NASA Mentor Protégé Program
 Participants in Cooperative Agreement on Integrated
  Facility Solutions and Management Options for NASA
  Facilities
 University Research Centers (URC) Reps presented
  capabilities at NASA’s Prime Contractor Roundtable
 URC’s exhibited Technologies at National Conferences
 SDB/HBCU Partnered to Develop a Modeling
  Management Concept for HBCU/MI Activities


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How to Find NASA Opportunities

  Prime Contracts/Subcontracts

   http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-
    bin/EPS/syn_search.cgi

  POC: Thomas Green, Code K, 202/358-2088
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How to Find NASA Opportunities

  AO/NRA/CAN - Research Opportunities

  HQ - By Enterprise
  http://www.hq.nasa.gov/hq/enterprise.htm

  POC: Anngienetta Johnson, Code YF
       202/358-4717

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How to Find NASA Opportunities

  Technology Transfer/Commercialization
  http://www.nctn.hq.nasa.gov/

  POC: Carl Ray, Code RC, 202/358-4652

  Minority (University) On-Line Information Service
   (MOLIS)
             http://www.IAM.molis.com/

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How to Find NASA Opportunities

  Small Business Innovative Research Program
  Small Business Technology Transfer Program

        http://www.sbir.nasa.gov

  POC: Pam Guzzone, HQ, 301/286-3687
       Paul Mexcur, GSFC, 301/286-8888

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Points of Contact
Thomas V. Green, Jr.
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization - Code K
Phone: 202/358-2088 Fax: 202/358-3261
Email: tgreen@hq.nasa.gov

Dr. Carl Person
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs - Code E
Phone: 202/358-2378 Fax: 202/358-3745
Email: cperson@hq.nasa.gov

Mel DeGree                     Paul Mexcur
HEDS Enterprise                SBIR/STTR Office, GSFC
Phone: 202/358-4779            301/286-1888
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