Status Report

Advanced Coating Development for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Graphite Rods and Systems

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2012
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Synopsis – Jun 07, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC12CBE0612
Posted Date: Jun 07, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 07, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 541990
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has a requirement for coating graphite substrates as part of a developmental research activity for the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) program.

NASA GRC intends to solicit proposals from only Ultramet and Technology Assessment and Transfer (TA&T) to help develop new coatings technologies for nuclear thermal propulsion fuel rods to solve the mid-band corrosion problem.

The Government has determined, based on extensive market research, that only Ultramet and TA&T have demonstrated experience with developing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coatings technology for NTP applications, and both have facilities available to them for testing coated specimens under hot hydrogen conditions.

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

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on June 22, 2012. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

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

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Sai V Raj
Title: Technical Monitor
Phone: 216-433-8195
Fax: 216-433-2480

Name: Ernest C. Mensurati
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 216-433-2727
Fax: 216-433-2480

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