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Description of Shadowing Experiences

INDUSTRY ASSISTANCE OFFICE (IAO) - The IAO is the focal point for the Goddard Contractor community when it comes to business opportunities at the Center.  GSFC is the lead Center in the Agency obligating substantial small business contracting and subcontracting dollars; contributing significantly to the Agency in meeting small business goals. IAO’s focus is to provide small businesses maximum practicable opportunities to participate in NASA prime contracts and subcontracts. IAO works to accomplish NASA’s Small Business Improvement Plan initiatives of Advocacy, Outreach and Small Business Subcategory Improvement.  As such there are a wide variety of areas of opportunity to shadow the Small Business Specialist or one of the IAO staff members. (1-2 CLPs)

PRE-PROCUREMENT STRATEGY MEETING (PRE-PSM) - The Pre-PSM is a working level review of the PSM package before it is presented to the SSA during the PSM.  These meeting are held on an as-needed basis.  As such, individuals wishing to attend these type of meeting should know that short notice or last minute changes may occur in scheduling these meetings. (2 CLPs) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY MEETING (PSM)
–  The PSM is intended to be an interactive process with all participants thoroughly reviewing the proposed procurement strategy so that it results in a creative and common sense approach which will satisfy the customer and ultimately the NASA mission.  These meeting are held on an as-needed basis.  As such, individuals wishing to attend these type of meeting should know that short notice or last minute changes may occur in scheduling these meetings.  (2 CLPs) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

INDUSTRY DAY EVENT - An industry day is an event held to present the solicitation requirements to industry representatives.  The event is optional for potential offerors to attend and can range from 2-4 hours. Usually held 2-4 weeks after the release of the Draft Request for Proposal (RFP); It’s an opportunity for the government to expresses its goals, schedule and solicit feedback about a procurement. It is also an opportunity for industry to get a good understanding of what the government needs. (2 CLPs)(Shadowing attendance may be limited by the room size for the event.)

DIRECTORATE STATUS REVIEW (DSR) - This is a monthly meeting where each of the Divisions within Code 200, including Code 210, present status of major actions to the Code 200 Director of and senior Directorate management.   For Code 210, the presentation consists of an assessment of the overall status of progress toward Small Business Goals, Acquisitions, Policy Initiatives, Audit/Review, and Workforce.  In addition, the status of major acquisitions for Code 210.I is presented.  The Code 210.I Associate Chief and/or the 210.I Procurement Manager(s) present the status.   The meetings are held in the Building 26, Code 200 conference room.  One full day is set aside for all of the Code 200 Divisions to report, and the procurement portion of the report is approximately 30 minutes in duration. (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

PRE-MONTHLY STATUS REVIEW (PRE-MSR)
- This is a monthly meeting with the Procurement Officer and Division management where the detailed status of large dollar competitive acquisitions and Undefinitized Contract Actions is reviewed for each office.  In addition, the status of key metrics, such as CPARS timeliness, Closeout completions, Fee Determination Official (FDO) Letter lead times, CMM Milestone Plans, and Simplified Acquisition status is also reviewed for each office.  The meetings take place in Mike’s office, and 30 minutes are allocated for each office to report on the status of the above items.  Attendees for each meeting include Mike, Mary, Cindy, the cognizant Associate Chief, and the cognizant Procurement Managers. (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

MONTHLY STATUS REVIEW (MSR)
– This is a monthly meeting where the Procurement Officer presents the status of all Code 210 major acquisitions, and other issues/concerns, to the Center Director, Deputy Center Director, and Directors of.   The reviews often generate questions and discussion about individual procurement actions, and are used to request Center management help for acquisitions, as necessary.  Each of the Center Directorates report for their respective areas.   These meetings take place in the Management Conference Center (MCC) in Building 8, and the Procurement Officer presents status as part of the Code 200 report.  The Code 200 presentation is generally 30 to 45 minutes in duration. (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION BOARD (PEB) - The PEB meeting is used on Award Fee contracts to evaluate the contractor’s overall performance for the award fee evaluation period which leads to a recommended award fee amount to the FDO and recommend changes, if any, to the FDO.  These meeting are held on an as-needed basis.  As such, individuals wishing to attend these type of meeting should know that short notice or last minute changes may occur in scheduling these meetings. (2 CLPs) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

SOURCE SELECTION AUTHORITY (SSA) BRIEFING - This briefing presented by the SEB, apprises the SSA on the results of the SEB deliberations to permit an informed and objective selection of the best sources for the particular acquisition.  This meeting typically leads to the drafting of the source selection document which explains the basis for the selection decision and provides insight into the selection process. These meeting are held on an as-needed basis.  As such, individuals wishing to attend these type of meeting should know that short notice or last minute changes may occur in scheduling these meetings.  (2 CLPs) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

PRE/POST AWARD DEBRIEFINGS - The goal of debriefings is to have open, appropriate, and meaningful information exchanges that reduce misunderstandings and protests by providing a clear understanding of NASA’s evaluation process and the basis for the selection decision and by demonstrating that NASA followed the rules and conducted the acquisition in an objective and fair manner. A debriefing also provides an opportunity to positively affect the quality of offerors’ future proposals by providing meaningful feedback for improvement in future acquisitions.  These meeting are held on an as-needed basis.  As such, individuals wishing to attend these type of meeting should know that short notice or last minute changes may occur in scheduling these meetings. (2 CLPs) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

NASA HQ MONTHLY POLICY TELECON - This monthly telecon covers ongoing FAR and NFS policy Cases as well as provides opportunities for the centers to  discuss policy issues of concern, share policy best practices, and share operational perspectives relative to NFS policy.  This monthly telecon typically occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 2 to 3. (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

NASA HQ MONTHLY PROCUREMENT OFFICER TELECON – This is a monthly telecon where the Assistant Administrator for Procurement, Bill McNally, and his Headquarters staff discuss current procurement topics and issues with each of the Procurement Officers from the NASA Centers.   The agenda varies from month to month, depending on the issues that need to be addressed, and each of Procurement Officers have an opportunity to ask questions or share information from their Center that may have relevance to the Agency.  The telecons are conducted from Mike’s office and are attended by the Procurement Officer and Deputy Procurement Officer, and at times other Code 210 Management Team members, depending on the issues being discussed.  The telecons are approximately 90 minutes in duration.  (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

NASA HQ MONTHLY TRAINING TELECON - This monthly telecon covers 1102 Acquisition Training requirements.  This monthly telecon typically meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

NASA HQ MONTHLY PRICING COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE TELECON - This monthly telecon covers pertinent issues related to the Agency’s Cost/Price activities, and is intended to:  
    – To create Agency-wide common practices for cost and pricing.  A secondary purpose to ensure that
        each center has the resources when necessary for conducting major cost and pricing actions
    – Provide a means for providing lessons learned across the Centers
    – Bring Pricers together at an Enterprise level through face-to-face and virtual meetings.
     – Cross utilize pricing support across the Centers
    – Provide resources, material, and a knowledge base that would be easily accessible to the price/cost
       analysts and contracting officers across the Agency.
    – Be responsible for the tools needed to do cost/price analyst work that are used at all Center,
        therefore individual centers would not have to purchase  
This monthly telecon typically occurs on the 2nd Thursday of the month from Noon to 1pm. (1 CLP) (Optimally no more than 2 shadow participants per meeting)

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