US: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) plans to issue a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED) – 2.
The Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is a part of the Earth Sciences Projects Division under the Flight Projects Directorate. The effort procured will provide for development and sustaining engineering of software and hardware systems to facilitate science data management for the Earth Science Data and Information Systems Project; including (but not limited to) the EOSDIS Core System (ECS), currently deployed at three data centers, the Earth Observing System (EOS) Clearinghouse, which provides middleware for search and order of EOS data, the Coherent Web presence for NASA Earth Science data systems, as well as the EOSDIS User Registration and Authentication System. The EED-2 acquisition has been defined as Full and Open competition, Cost-Plus-Award-Fee, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracting vehicle with a minimum ordering value of $20M, and a maximum of $240M. The anticipated release date of the Draft RFP is around April 2014 and the anticipated release date of the Final RFP is around June 2014.
Source: Geospatial World