Status Report

CBD: Evaluation and Assessment of the NASA/MSFC ISTAR Engine

By SpaceRef Editor
August 15, 2001
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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on August 14, 2001]

[Printed Issue Date: August 16, 2001]

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CLASSCOD: B–Special Studies and Analyses – Not R&D

OFFADD: NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement
Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


SOL 8-1-1-TG-D5843

DUE 082901

POC Roxanne C. Melton, Contract Specialist, Phone (256) 544-6561,
Fax (256) 544-4080, Email – George
E. Pendley, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544-2949, Fax

(256) 544-2812, Email

DESC: NASA/MSFC plans to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ)
for evaluation and assessment of the NASA/MSFC Integrated Systems
Test of an Airbreathing Rocket (ISTAR) Engine. This procurement
is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures
(SAP). NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the items from Johns Hopkins
University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) under the authority
of FAR 13.106-1(b).

JHUAPL has extensive technical expertise
in the research, development, test, and evaluation of dual
mode scramjet engines operating on storable liquid hydrocarbon
and other fuels, as well as a proprietary code for ramjet and
scramjet analysis. JHUAPL has provided this expertise and code
analysis in conducting evaluations for MSFC on rocket-based
combined-cycle engine concepts that provide the design basis
for the ISTAR Engine. The Government does not intend to acquire
a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications
in the technical areas mentioned to perform the effort in writing
to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m.
local time on August 29, 2001. 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. An Ombudsman has been appointed.
See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Any referenced notes can be viewed
at the following URL:

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice


EMAILDESC: Roxanne C. Melton
CITE: (D-226 SN50U968)

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