MSFC - NASA MPG 7120.1 REV B
|Publication Date:||3 October 2000|
This procedure defines the Center processes for accepting new work, planning and managing Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) programs, projects, and activities, and implements the provisions of NPD 7120.4, NPG 7120.5, and MPD 1280.1, paragraph 7.7.1, "Program/Project and Quality Planning." It shall be used specifically for programs/projects and activities that provide aerospace products and capabilities (PAPAC), i.e., provide space and aeronautics, flight and ground systems, technologies, and operations. It is not required, but may be used, for other projects such as non-flight infrastructure, Construction of Facilities (CoF), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), or Research & Analysis (R&A) projects.
It is MSFC policy that:
a. All proposed new work for MSFC will be accepted or rejected using the process defined in this Directive, except for those new work opportunities listed in section P.2.c. below.
b. No commitments for new work will be made by any MSFC element unless the work has been approved in accordance with this directive.
c. All proposed resource requirements for new work will be recorded and maintained by the Lead Organization. Organizations with primary responsibility for the processes listed in P.2.c. below shall ensure that resource information is recorded.
a. This Marshall Procedures and Guidelines (MPG) is applicable to all MSFC organizations that manage PAPAC programs, projects, and activities.
b. This Directive applies to all proposed new work for MSFC. New work is defined as all work not contained in the MSFC baseline operating budget (labor and dollars), whether internally or externally generated. This includes, for example, work resulting from responding to formal Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Announcements of Opportunity (AOs), NASA Research Announcements (NRAs), Cooperative Agreement Notices (CANs), as well as reimbursable work from NASA Headquarters, other NASA Centers, other Government agencies, industry, and academia.
c. The procedures of this Directive do not apply to the following special processes:
(1) Space Act Agreements which are governed by NPD 1050.1, NPG 1050.1, and MWI 1050.3. (The Technology Transfer Department (TTD) is the MSFC coordination organization for Space Act Agreements.)
(2) Research and Technology Objectives and Plans (RTOP).
(3) Center Director's Discretionary Fund (CDDF).
(4) Code Q Technical Program Plans.
d. This Directive does not apply to MSFC Lead Center responsibilities where the implementation of the work is performed at other NASA Centers.