Small Spacecraft Division Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research And Development Support

NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Small Spacecraft Division has a requirement for mission operations and ground support services and associated research and development of technologies and processes critical to support flight missions. This requirement includes development of documentation such as Mission Operations Plan and Procedures, Test and Verification Reports, Space to Ground Segment Interface Control Documents, and Mission Review presentations, support to project development and management, and advanced payload and aerospace technology development. The anticipated period of performance is approximately 21 months (through September 15, 2012).

Small Spacecraft Division Microsatellite-Nanosatellite Technology Research And Development Support

Synopsis - Dec 15, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNA11359429R
Posted Date: Dec 15, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 15, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 30, 2010
Current Response Date: Dec 30, 2010
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000

Description

NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Small Spacecraft Division has a requirement for mission operations and ground support services and associated research and development of technologies and processes critical to support flight missions. This requirement includes development of documentation such as Mission Operations Plan and Procedures, Test and Verification Reports, Space to Ground Segment Interface Control Documents, and Mission Review presentations, support to project development and management, and advanced payload and aerospace technology development. The anticipated period of performance is approximately 21 months (through September 15, 2012).

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

NASA/ARC intends to procure these services on a non-competitive basis from Santa Clara University (SCU). FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(iii) allows for the continued provision of highly specialized services to be deemed available only from the original source when the award to any other source would result in substantial duplication of cost to the Government that is not expected to be recovered through competition or unacceptable delays in fulfilling the agency's requirements. SCU is the only organization that has the current capability and resources to communicate with the ARC Nanosatellite spacecrafts and has provided mission operations support for all NASA Nanosatellite Missions to date. Specific scheduled missions that SCU is expected to support include Organics and Organisms Exposure to Orbital Stresses (O/OREOS), MisST, and Mission of Opportunity (MOO) 2.

Although the Government does not anticipate competition, interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort via email to the identified point of contact not later than 10:00 a.m. local time on December 30, 2010. Such capabilities/ qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Mr. Lew Braxton, 650-604-5068, lewis.s.braxton@nasa.gov. Please do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the this or other documents, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the contracting officer.

Point of Contact

Name: Bethany A McClave
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-3747
Fax: 650-604-3020
Email: Bethany.A.McClave@nasa.gov

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