NASA JSC Solicitation: DC-9 Flight Training - Flight Simulator and Ground School (Reduced Gravity Program)

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Friday, December 5, 2008

Synopsis/Solicitation Combo - Dec 05, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09276059Q
Posted Date: Dec 05, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 05, 2008
Original Response Date: Dec 19, 2008
Current Response Date: Dec 19, 2008
Classification Code: U -- Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611512 - Flight Training

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BJ


This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for DC-9 Refresher Training - Flight Simulator and Ground School.

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.


A. Introduction

The Aircraft Operations Division (AOD) currently uses a DC-9 aircraft to support the Reduced Gravity Program at the Johnson Space Center. The members of the Division's aircrew, who fly the DC-9, have all completed the required DC-9 initial transition training. The objective is to acquire DC-9 aircrew refresher training. This training shall thoroughly cover aircraft systems, operational procedures, normal/abnormal procedures, and systems integration for the DC-9 aircraft.

B. Requirements

The ground and simulator training curriculum shall be FAA approved. Simulator instructors shall be current in the aircraft. Ground school instructors and simulator instructors shall be expertly knowledgeable in DC-9 systems and operational procedures and FAA certified. The ground school instruction shall be presented live versus on video, etc. The flight simulator shall have an FAA Level C rating or greater.

C. Scope/Schedule

The first course shall begin in the beginning of January 2009. All 4 courses shall be completed by mid-March 2009. A flight crew consists of 2 pilots and 1 flight engineer. Although, the flight engineer is part of the flight crew, flight engineer participation in the training will not require additional simulator time. A written exam shall be administered on aircraft systems during the ground school, and an oral/pilot check in the simulator; this for each pilot.

The daily schedule is as follows: Day 1 - 8 hours Ground School; Day 2 - 4 hours Ground School; 4 hours Simulator; Day 3 - 4 hours Simulator; and Day 4 - 4 hours Simulator.

The provisions and clauses in this solicitation are those in effect through FAC 05-27.

The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 611512 and $25.5M, respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

Offers for the item described above are due by December 19, 2008 @ 2:30 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST) to Kirby Condron via fax at 281-333-0459 or email at and shall include training plans, solicitation number, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration, taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL:

Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (JUNE 2008), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference.

If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled "Buy American Act -- Supplies," the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin.

FAR 52.212-4 (OCT 2008), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable.

FAR 52.212-5 (OCT 2008), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, and 52.232-34.

The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

All contractual and technical questions must be in writing to Kirby Condron no later than December 15, 2008. Oral, telephone questions are not permitted.

Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit and price. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)).

Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 (JUNE 2008), Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with their offer. These may be obtained via the internet at URL: . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract.

An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B".

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Kirby L. Condron
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-4193
Fax: 281-333-0459

Name: Alice J Pursell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-9027
Fax: 281-333-0459

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