NASA GSFC Solicitation: Landsat Data Continuity Mission Operations Element

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007

Synopsis - Nov 15, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: 4200180412
Posted Date: Nov 15, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 15, 2007
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.Y, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), in coordination with the US Geological Survey (USGS), anticipates the issuance of a solicitation for a competitive small business set-aside for the procurement of the LDCM Mission Operations Element (MOE), in support of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Project. It is also anticipated that a Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) will be posted on or about December 3, 2007, with comments due not later than nine calendar days after release.

The functions of the MOE are mission planning and scheduling (not to include long-term and daily image collection planning and prioritization); telemetry, command and control; mission health and status monitoring and analysis; on-board memory management; and flight dynamics capabilities. The proposed contract would be for the design, development, integration, testing, delivery, and installation of the MOE, support for ground system and mission-level integration and test, support of operations readiness activities, engineering support during the launch and early-orbit period, and a period of sustaining engineering.

The MOE must meet the requirements of all of the MOE technical documents such as the MOE Requirements Document. It is anticipated that the majority of the contract shall be performed at the selected contractor's facility.

The first 42 months of the resultant contract will be Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF) for the MOE development, and the following 60 months of the basic contract period will be Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) for post-launch sustaining engineering. It is anticipated that the basic contract period of performance will be approximately 8.5 years with five, 1-year CPFF options for sustaining engineering following the basic contract.

NASA/GSFC will host an informational meeting for prospective offerors on December 11, 2007 at the Marriott-Greenbelt, 6400 Ivy Lane, in Greenbelt, MD (see the LDCM web site for details, ). Due to the fact that International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-sensitive information will be presented at this meeting, attendance is limited to U.S. Persons. Time will be set aside for NASA/GSFC discussions with the prime contractors and their subcontractors. There will not be separate discussions with subcontractors. Appointments for discussions will be up to 45 minutes in duration and must be scheduled in advance with the LDCM MOE Contracting Officer (see point of contact below).

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541512 and $23M, respectively.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B".

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Michelle D. McIntyre
Phone: 301-286-7458
Fax: 301-286-0383

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