Status Report

Mission Operations Directorate MOD – Facilities Development and Operations Contract FDOC

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2007
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Mission Operations Directorate MOD – Facilities Development and Operations Contract FDOC

Synopsis – Sep 24, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ07221364R
Posted Date: Sep 24, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 24, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 24, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 24, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

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


The purpose of this synopsis is to inform industry of an opportunity to provide comments on the Facilities Development & Operations Contract (FDOC) resulting from this strategy. Please submit your comments directly to the Contracting Officer, J.R. Carpentier, via the email identified in this synopsis no later than October 24, 2007.

The Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) at NASA/JSC has developed a procurement strategy to restructure its support contracts in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 timeframe. Part of this restructure is anticipated to result in the FDOC which is anticipated to be awarded on the basis of full and open competition. FDOC is designed to afford the opportunity for life cycle cost savings through synergy and competition and better align support contracts with a new organizational structure.

Part of the requirements for FDOC will come from a de-scoping of certain facilities work currently part of the Space Program Operations Contract (SPOC), NNJ06VA01C. Other requirements will come from work that has been performed under the Mission Support Operations Contract (MSOC), NAS 9-03056, that provides sustaining and operations services for the mission control and planning systems. The remaining requirements envisioned for FDOC will be new requirements which are not yet under contract. Facility Development & Operations Contract (FDOC)

FDOC services include the development, sustaining engineering, operations, and maintenance of multiple MOD facilities supporting training, flight design, flight planning, reconfiguration, and real-time operations for the current human space flight programs—Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), and Constellation. Additionally, FDOC will provide the development and sustaining of user software applications supporting the above functions.

The FDOC is anticipated to have a period of performance of at least 5 years.

A forthcoming notice will be posted to the MOD contract strategy website to announce an Industry Day. Definition of the work that is currently performed under SPOC and MSOC, to be realigned into the facilities contract, can be found in the applicable Statements of Work. Please see the following website for more information:

The NAICS Code and Size Standard for the facilities contract is 541710 and 1,000 employees, respectively.

The Anticipated Schedule can be viewed at:

The Government is seeking input on how to best implement the strategies outlined above. Parties are asked to provide specific information on:

1) Strategies to reduce the operational cost of control center, training, and reconfiguration facilities for both ISS and Constellation Programs.

2) The optimal contract type, including feasibility of using a fixed-price contract for FDOC.

3) How best to integrate the dependencies between SPOC, the Integrated Mission Operations Contract (see synopsis NNJ07221364R-A) for plan/train/fly (PTF) requirements, and facilities contractor teams.

4) What documents should be available on the MOD contract strategy website or in an online technical library to facilitate future competitions.

5) Streamlining the procurement process to meet the contract award date.

An ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

A phase-in period for the anticipated facility contract of approximately 45 days is planned. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. The 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 website 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 may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or FAX) to J.R. Carpentier at [email protected] no later than 12 noon, Central Time, October 24, 2007. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Wendy E. Stone
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-8585
Fax: 281-483-3694
Email: [email protected]

Name: J. R. Carpentier
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-7007
Fax: 281-483-3694
Email: [email protected]

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