Status Report

NASA ARC Research and Technology Development Services

By SpaceRef Editor
December 2, 2013
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Synopsis – Nov 29, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: SN-ResearchandTechnology

    Posted Date: Nov 29, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 29, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: N/A

    Current Response Date: N/A

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

    Set-Aside Code: 

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


NASA/Ames Research Center (ARC) does not plan to recompete contract NNA09DC79C, Research and Technology Development Services (R&T); therefore, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be issued. The current Contractor will continue to provide research and development support to the Science Directorate (Code S) until the contract expires on August 31, 2014.

Future requirements will be supported under existing contracts such as the recently awarded Project and Engineering Support Services (PESS), Contract NNA13AC87C, the upcoming award of solicitation NNA12412481R, Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS), and other existing contracts where the work is determined to be in-scope.

The goal of this procurement strategy is to strengthen ARC’s ability to meet the Center’s and the Agency’s strategic goals for NASA missions by providing continuity, flexibility and competiveness. A summary of each of the most recent procurements is provided below. These two contracts are needed for the full lifecycle of a mission.

The FILMSS contract will focus on up-front activities (Phase A) necessary to initiate a project, such as integrated mission planning. In Phases B, C and& D. FILMSS will be the contract mechanism to provide special studies and analyses support for programs/projects and technical authorities. FILMSS becomes the principal tool to support programs and projects in Phase E as missions enter the operations phase. This acquisition will provide a sustained program and project management capability for missions, instruments, technology development efforts, collaborative science programs, ARC and NASA project offices, and mission and science operations. Some of the key functional areas on the FILMSS acquisition will be Program Management, Science and Operations and related support for efforts such as ISS Utilization, SOFIA, Kepler, the NASA Astrobiology Institute, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, New Opportunities Center, Science and Research Subject Matter Experts, Planetary Protection, Analysis and Archiving of Mission and Science Data, Educational and Public Outreach, and future Virtual Institutes.

The PESS contract will provide multi-disciplinary engineering, testing and fabrication support services for ground based, airborne, and spaceflight hardware and software development and applications for numerous and varied ARC and NASA programs and projects, as well as spacecraft missions design development and analysis. Some of the key functional areas on the PESS acquisition will be Engineering Design & Analysis, Small Spacecraft and Nanosatellite Mission Design & Analysis, Systems Engineering, Integration & Testing. This consolidated engineering support will focus on project implementation, design and fabrication, or work typically performed in phases B, C and D of the program lifecycle and will include spacecraft missions design development and analysis. It is our intention that PESS will become the Center’s singular engineering contract.

Together, PESS and FILMSS will provide our programs and projects access to all skills and services necessary to promote a consistent, leveraged, and efficient approach to managing the Center’s missions. It is in the best interest of the Government to utilize the current and new contract vehicles at ARC and to not recompete the R&T requirement.

All questions MUST be in writing and should be directed to Veronica L. Gutierrez, Contracting Officer, at

Any documents related to above procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents 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 Business Opportunities home page is .

Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at .

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

    Name:Veronica L Gutierrez

    Title:Contracting Officer



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