Status Report

CBD: NASA: Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (NBL/SVMF)

By SpaceRef Editor
December 10, 2001
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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on December 5, 2001]

[Printed Issue Date: December 7, 2001]

From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access




CLASSCOD: 99–Miscellaneous

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


SOL 9-BH13-46-01-26P

POC Keith D. Hutto, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 483-4165,
Fax (281) 244-5337, Email

DESC: NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to
operate, maintain, and provide sustaining engineering for the
Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup facility (NBL/SVMF).
The scope and purpose of this contract will cover services
necessary to administer, manage, and provide all aspects of
operations, test integration, system maintenance, and mockup
maintenance for the NBL and the SVMF. The NBL and SVMF provide
facilities capable of supporting training for Astronauts and
Cosmonauts. The NBL conducts EVA training using underwater
mockups and pressurized suits to simulate neutral buoyancy.
The SVMF uses scale mockups for space flight training.

period of performance will be 2 years with 3- one-year options.
NASA intends to release a draft RFP for industry comment before
release of a final RFP. A pre-proposal conference is planned
after the release of the final RFP. All interested parties
shall notify the point of contact of the RFP to request inclusion
into pre-proposal activities. The schedule and other details
of the pre-proposal will be identified in the RFP. The provisions
and clauses in the RFP are those in effect through FAC 97-27.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item
using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard
are 611512 and $18.5M, respectively. The DPAS rating for this
procurement is DO-C9. The anticipated release date of a Draft
RFP for industry comment will be about 1/15/02 with release
of the final RFP 9-BH13-46-01-26P on or about 2/15/02 with
an anticipated proposal due date of on or about 4/1/02. All
qualified responsible sources may submit a proposal that shall
be considered by the agency. An ombudsman has been appointed.
See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents
related to this procurement will be available over the Internet.
These documents will be in Microsoft Office 97 format and will
reside on a World-Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed
using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL,
for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities page is
Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent
to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor
the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments
(if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading
their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).
Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice


EMAILDESC: Keith D. Hutto
CITE: (D-339 SN5144E2)

SpaceRef staff editor.