Status Report

CBD: NASA: Shuttle Electric Auxillary Power Unit -Small Cell Battery Module

By SpaceRef Editor
October 23, 2001
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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on October 18, 2001]

[Printed Issue Date: October 22, 2001]

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CLASSCOD: 59–Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components

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


SOL 9-BH13-72-01-37P

POC Joshua Soto, Contract Specialist, Phone (281) 483-1172,
Fax (281) 244-5337, Email – Krystine
O. Bui, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 483-4186, Fax (281)
244-5331, Email

DESC: NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Offer (RFO) for a
SHUTTLE Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (EAPU)- Small Cell Battery
Module for the design, assembly, test and delivery for 1 kWh
battery submodule to demonstrate that it could be used as a
building block for a 28 kWh battery for the Shuttle’s EAPU.
This battery must be capable of delivering 28 kWh over a 99
minute discharge mission with a peak power requirement of 130
kWh for 3 seconds occurring at the 93rd minute of the mission.
This energy and power must be delivered in a voltage range
of 230 to 360 volts. All design, assembly, testing, and delivering
2 engineering units of this 1 kWh battery submodule along with
one charger will be due 9 months from the contract award date.
The main design requirement of this battery submodule is that
it be comprised of commercially available lithium ion cells.
The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item
using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard
are 335911 and 500 employees, respectively. The DPAS Rating
for this procurement is DO-C9. The provisions and clauses in
the RFO and model contract are those in effect through FAC
97-27. All qualified responsible sources may submit an offer
which shall be considered by the agency. The anticipated release
date of the RFO is on or about November 5, 2001 with an anticipated
offer due date of on or about December 5, 2001. 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
home 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: Joshua Soto
CITE: (D-291 SN5109X3)

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