Status Report

Astronaut Bone Medical Standards Derived From Finite Element Modeling of QCT Scans from Population Studies

By SpaceRef Editor
May 17, 2012
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Synopsis – May 16, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ12434602R
Posted Date: May 16, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 16, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 23, 2012
Current Response Date: May 23, 2012
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for Finite Element (FE) Modeling of Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) images of the hip in support of Space Life Sciences research efforts on the impact of space flight on the skeletal system.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase this service from the University of California-Irvine (UCI). This justification provides a rationale for contracting by other than full and open competition. As part of this procurement, a proprietary FE Modeling tool developed by UCI researchers will be applied to QCT images of the hip. The subsequent data will then be added to UCI’s existing database which NASA will access as part of this effort. This proprietary database represents the largest known and most robust collection of QCT scans with FE modeling of the hip. UCI is the only known source with a demonstrated method that has previously been applied to large and diverse population cohorts and that also possesses the data required for NASA’s research.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial service 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 May 23, 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 is Lauri Hansen and can be reached at

Point of Contact

Name: Jennifer Krause
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-8269
Fax: 281-483-4066

Name: Keith D Hutto
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-4165
Fax: 281-244-5331

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