Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Scientific Payload for Multipoint Space Physics Measurements: Nanosat Cubesat

By SpaceRef Editor
June 8, 2012
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Award – Jun 07, 2012

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Jun 07, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 07, 2012
Noncompetitive Action: No
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Contract Award Date: May 31, 2012
Contract Award Number: NNA12AB41C
Solicitation Number: NNA12426727R
Contract Award Amount: 685569
Contractor: Montana State University, Inc 307 Montana Hall Bozeman Montana 95717-2470
Contractor DUNS Number: 625447982
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 334220 – Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


Award plus options value = $685,569

Original Synopsis: Minimum of 14 units,with options for up to 6 additional units, for a maximum of 20, identicalflight-qualified payload instrument packages. These packages must be designed tointerface with the Government-furnished EtherSat bus for the purpose of demonstratingdistributed multipoint space physics measurements hosted by the Ethersat constellation. A provision of 25% spare parts/units (detailed in Delivery section of the draft Statementof Work) is additionally to be provided. One engineering development unit(EDU) (forevaluation purposes) is also to be delivered, near mid-term. The period of performanceis to be less than 7 months total duration, with delivery required in November 2012 tomeet NASAs satellite integration schedule. The provider will also propose to deliver upto 120 hours of technical support. Support to be proposed by contractor may include: NASA training, test support, and operations support after package delivery. NASA’s budgetfor this effort is not expected to exceed $500,000. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about March 23, 2012 with an anticipatedoffer due date of on or about April 23, 2012.NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman isDeborah L. Feng, NASA-Ames Research Center, Mail Code: 200-9, Moffett Field, CA95035-0001, (Phone) 650-604-0256, (Fax) 650 604-0031.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over theInternet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may beaccessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASABusiness Opportunities home page is Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It isthe offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of thesolicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible fordownloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing – e-mail is preferred.Please direct questions to Marla Lefevre – [email protected] about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at

Point of Contact

Name: Marianne Shelley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-4179
Fax: 650-604-3020
Email: [email protected]

Name: Marla P Lefevre
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 650-604-5775
Fax: 650-604-4646
Email: [email protected]

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