Status Report

CBD: NASA Launch Services Request for Proposal – Open Season

By SpaceRef Editor
August 6, 2001
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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on August 3, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: August 7, 2001]

From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access


CLASSCOD: V–Transportation, Travel, and Relocation Services
OFFADD: NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy
Space Center, FL 32899


SOL RFP10-99-0021A

DUE 083101

POC Thomas D. Tokmenko, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-8249,
Fax (321) 867-4848, Email –
Jeanne A. Burkhart, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-3475,
Fax (321) 867-4848, Email

DESC: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
invites you to submit a proposal for the NASA Launch Services
(NLS) contract. The original NASA Launch Services (NLS) RFP
was issued on October 18,1999, resulting in the award of Indefinite
Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts to
Boeing Delta Launch Services, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Commercial
Launch Services, Inc.

The original solicitation remains open
for a period of ten years from the effective release date through
the use of an innovative on-ramp provision found in Section
C, clause 2.0. On a semi-annual basis, NASA will invite new,
emerging domestic launch service providers that meet the minimum
contract requirements to submit proposals during an open season.
The open season for proposal submission will be the entire
month of February and August of each calendar year. An electronic
version of the Executive Summary, which provides an overview
of the requirements contained in the subject solicitation,
along with the entire NLS solicitation (to be updated as Revision
A), can be found at the NASA KSC homepage under Business Opportunities.

The initial mission set, consisting of three firm missions
and five option missions, was awarded to Boeing Delta Launch
Services, Inc. in the initial round. The initial mission set,
along with the solicitation requirement to propose on at least
one firm or option mission, is hereby waived and will be removed
in the updated Revision A to the NLS RFP. The Executive Summary
also conveys NASA’s intent to utilize commercial provider’s
capabilities and processes to the maximum extent possible.

Proposals should be mailed or hand carried to: NASA, John F.
Kennedy Space Center, Mail Stop: OP-OS-ELV, Attn: Thomas D.
Tokmenko, Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building, M7-355 (Room
No. 2009) Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899. MARK: RFP 10-99-0021;
Revision A TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY This acquisition
is restricted to domestic sources. Minimum contract requirements
are set forth in Attachment E3, Paragraph 1.0 of the NLS RFP.
An official of the company who is authorized to bind the company
must sign your proposal. Your proposal must also contain a
statement that the offer is firm for a period of 180 days from
your submittal date. You must provide the company name and
complete address (including street, city, state, and zip code)
and the Data Universal Numbering System number applicable to
that name and address.

The RFP does not commit the Government
to award a contract nor does it obligate the Government to
pay for any cost incurred in the preparation and submittal
of proposals or in anticipation of a contract. The Government
reserves the right to reject any and all proposals should such
action be in the interest of the Government. The Attachments
to the NLS RFP are an integral part hereof. If you fail to
obtain or locate any part of the RFP,promptly notify either
Thomas D. Tokmenko at (321) 867-8249 or Jeanne A. Burkhart
at (321) 867-3475. NLS acquisition information can be obtained
via the Internet at the following address:

Offerors are hereby notified that funds are not presently available
for this effort. The Government’s obligation is contingent
upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment
for contract purposes can be made. It is anticipated that funds
will be available at the time of contract award. Written questions
regarding this RFP may be submitted in accordance with Attachment
E2, paragraph 18.0. To permit a formal Government response,
any comments or questions should not be marked as confidential
or proprietary business information, competition sensitive,
etc. Written questions may be faxed to (321) 867-4848.


LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice

EMAILDESC: Thomas D. Tokmenko

CITE: (D-215 SN50T9L0)

SpaceRef staff editor.