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Analysis and Assessment of C-17 Aircraft Supporting Ares 1 First Stage Parachute
Synopsis – May 06, 2008
Solicitation Number: PS41-PADT-01
Posted Date: May 06, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 06, 2008
Original Response Date: May 21, 2008
Current Response Date: May 21, 2008
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services
Contracting Office Address
NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
NASA/MSFC has a requirement for analysis/assessment of the C-17 aircraft, and pre-test and post-test support for the Ares I First Stage drogue and main parachute drop tests at aircraft extraction loads of 60, 70, 75, 80, 85, and 90,000 pounds to support the deceleration sub-system development for Ares I First Stage.
NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the services from The Boeing Company. The C-17 is the only cargo aircraft, commercial or military, capable of air dropping loads above 60,000 pounds at altitudes of 25,000 feet to meet the deceleration subsystem parachute test qualification and schedule requirements for Ares I First Stage. The C-17 was designed by Boeing to carry loads in excess of 60,000 pounds, although the Air Force does not have supporting documentation to that effect. The Air Force requires that Boeing, the original equipment manufacturer, perform the analysis for the C-17 due to its unique knowledge of the C-17 aircraft. Boeing retains proprietary information including drawings and specifications concerning the C-17, and the information concerning the C-17 is not available to another contractor.
The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.
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 May 21, 2008. 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.
An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.
Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.
Point of Contact
Name: Charla F. Pledger
Title: Contract Specialist
Name: Hervie B. Williford
Title: Contracting Officer