The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Information Technology Procurement Office has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the NASA Consolidated Applications and Platform Services (NCAPS) solicitation. NCAPS will provide enterprise IT and related services for the Office of Chief Information Technology (OCIO), including: information security; application, web, and platform services; information and data analytics; IT services for automation; and IT innovation across NASA’s centers.

NASA will issue a final RFP on February 28, with proposals due approximately 30 days afterward, according to the agency’s latest posting on The agency is holding a virtual industry day on January 24 and will hold meetings with potential bidders this week.

The draft requirements include a 30-minute video presentation of a Technical Scenario, a 50-page Mission Suitability volume, and a past performance volume illustrating work of similar size and complexity completed within the past three years.

NCAPS is a competitive acquisition that will result in a requirements-based, hybrid contract that includes Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Core Services Catalog items, FFP Core Services Labor, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) Core Services Labor, Cost-Reimbursement no fee Other Direct Costs (ODCs) and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task orders. The IDIQ task orders can be either CPFF and/or FFP task orders. Phase-in is FFP. The total potential performance period is eight years, including a 90-day Phase-in (90-day Phase-in, nine-month Base Period, and seven one-year Option Periods).

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services, and the small business size standard is $30 million.

The anticipated contract award date is October 2023, with phase-in commencing on November 1, 2023. The contract will support all NASA Centers and Facilities.

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