Status Report

Launch Abort System Pathfinder Transportation System Requirement for Single Drop Trailer

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2007
Filed under , ,

Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Sep 24, 2007 On-Line RFQ – Posted on Sep 24, 2007
Statement of Work – Posted on Sep 24, 2007
Attachment 2 – Past Performance Reference List – Posted on Sep 24, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNL07215046Q
Posted Date: Sep 24, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 24, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 03, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 03, 2007
Classification Code: 17 — Aircraft launching, landing and ground handling eqpt.
NAICS Code: 423830 – Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA/LaRC has a requirement for a single drop trailer with landing gear requirements that will serve as the Launch Abort System (LAS) Pathfinder Transportation System. The LaRC Flight Test Article (FTA) Project is one element of a multi-center integrated Abort Flight Test Project (AFTP) whose primary purpose is to provide adequate testing to demonstrate proper performance and function of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Launch Abort System (LAS) throughout the required CEV abort flight envelope. To accomplish these flight tests, full-scale simulators will be required of the various Constellation architecture elements, including the LAS Pathfinder. The LAS Pathfinder is a full scale mass simulator that will be used by the operations team to exercise handling procedures and operations. The trailer will be used to transport and store the LAS Pathfinder. With the Rotating Shipping Bracket installed, it will also serve as a handling fixture as the LAS Pathfinder is rotated from a horizontal to vertical orientation during lifting operations. The specifications and drawings are linked above.

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are required to use the On-Line RFQ system to submit their quote. The On-line RFQ system is linked above or it may be accessed at . The information required by FAR Subpart 12.6 is included in the on-line RFQ.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13.

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred) no later than September 26, 2007. It is the quoter’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).

An ombudsman has been appointed – See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs link below.

Point of Contact

Name: Liliana J Richwine
Title: Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-2478
Fax: 757-864-7709
Email: [email protected]

Name: Nancy M Sessoms
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-2471
Fax: 757-864-7709
Email: [email protected]

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