NASA Solicitation: Flight Critical Systems Research

Status Report From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Synopsis - Nov 27, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNL13451174R
Posted Date: Nov 27, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 27, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA/LARC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Flight Critical Systems Research.

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

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712 and 1,500, respectively.

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

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about December 10, 2012 with an anticipated offer due date of 60 days after RFP date of issuance. The RFP will include a two-year base period and three one-year option periods. The Government anticipates that its flight critical systems research requirements beyond the two-year base period may be consolidated into the follow-on to NASA Langley's Structures, Materials, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics and Acoustics Research and Technology (SMAAART)contracts.

An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and contractors during the preaward and postaward phases of this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the contracting officer, the Source Evaluation Board, or the selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of formal contract disputes. Therefore, before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, interested parties may contact the installation ombudsman, whose name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address may be found at: . Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations which cannot be resolved at the installation may be referred to the NASA Ombudsman, The Director, Contract Management Division, Ron Poussard at (202)358-0445, facsimile, (202)358-3083, e-mail: . Please do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer or as specified elsewhere in this document. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

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 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).

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

Point of Contact

Name: Bobbi Forbes
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 757-864-1770
Fax: 757-864-7709

Name: Roberta I Keeter
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-2521
Fax: 757-864-6966

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