Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Programs and Projects: Astrobiology Space and Research Services

By SpaceRef Editor
December 17, 2013
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Synopsis – Dec 17, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NAS2-02090-EXTENDED

    Posted Date: Dec 17, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 17, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jan 03, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jan 03, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/ARC intends to extend contract NAS2-02090 with Lockheed on a sole-source basis pursuant to 10 U.S.C 2304(c)(1), Only One Responsible Source. The performance period will be extended for eight (8) month period of performance, consisting of one 4-month base period and four 1-month options.

The principle purpose of this contract is to support science, space, exploration efforts through discrete programs and projects. At NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) the Programs and Projects Directorate conducts and manages programs, projects and develops and executes missions. Support requirements span multiple Directorates at ARC, other NASA Centers and NASA Headquarters. In order for the various Directorates to develop, manage, and execute programs within its mission area, research and development is required in the areas of Program Management, Project Management, Program Support, Collaborative Technologies, Engineering, Hardware and Software Systems Engineering and Educational Outreach.

The extension of the period of performance of the current contract, NAS2-02090, will be for eight (8) months, consisting of one 4-month base period and four 1-month options from February 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014, for the base period; and end on September 30, 2014, if all four 1-month options are exercised. The extension will require an increase in the current contract value. The extension is the Government’s best interest to provide ongoing Programs and Projects services until a new contract is awarded. The current Contractor, Lockheed Martin is considered the only Contractor that can meet ARC’s needs given the short period of performance for the extension. The four (4) month extension with four (4) 1-month options is necessary to maintain the critical continuity of support services until the current procurement process for the follow-on contract has been completed and a new contract awarded.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Notwithstanding this stated intent, interested organizations may submit in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 pm local time on Friday, January 3, 2014, their capabilities and qualifications to perform this effort. This notice will be posted for a period of fifteen days from the date of posting. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions MUST be in writing and should be directed to Mr. Timothy Marion, Contract Specialist, not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, January 3, 2014. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

The point of contact for this announcement is:

Timothy A. Marion, Contract Specialist,

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, “Ombudsman”, is applicable.

The procurement Ombudsman is Deborah Feng, NASA-Ames Research Center, Mail Code: 200-9, Moffett Field, CA 95035-0001, (Phone) 650-604-0256, (Fax) 650 604-3786. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below. Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at

Point of Contact

    Name: Timothy A Marion

    Title: Contract Specialist

    Phone: 650-604-0976

    Fax: 650-604-0912



    Name: Kenneth Kitahara

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 650-604-3717

    Fax: 650-604-2593



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