NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of Washington to conduct studies on questions of national importance within the domain of NASA science and technology programs relating to space science, Earth science, and biological and physical science in space.
The Space Studies Board contract is a cost reimbursement, no-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a maximum ordering value of $34 million. The five-year period of performance begins Dec. 1.
The objective of this contract is to provide the means by which NASA can obtain access to an independent, authoritative forum for information, dialogue and advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and serve as the focal point within the academies for activities on space research.
The Space Studies Board oversees advisory studies and program assessments, facilitates international research coordination, and promotes communications on space science and science policy between the research community, the federal government, and the interested public. The board also serves as the U.S. National Committee for the International Council for Science Committee on Space Research.
The work will be performed at the contractor’s facility in Washington.