Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Space Technology Research and Development – Research and Technology

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2007
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Synopsis – Sep 18, 2007

Modification 01 – Posted on Sep 18, 2007

Statements of Work – Posted on Sep 18, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: STRAD-R&T
Posted Date: Sep 18, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 18, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 02, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 02, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


NASA/ARC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for Space Technology Research and Development (STRAD) and Research and Technology (R&T).

The work will be performed primarily at Ames Research Center (ARC), Moffett Field, California. In this synopsis, NASA ARC is soliciting information about potential sources and preferred contracting approaches for the above services, which are described in more detail in Statement of Work documents attached to this Sources Sought Synopsis.


This notice has two purposes:

1) To request information from interested parties regarding their preferred contracting approach to provide the services described in Attached Statements of Work. Approaches to consider include two separate contracts (each based on the separate Statements of Work attached) or one combined contract. Section IV contains further information on this request.

2) To request information on capabilities of potential offerors to provide the services described in the attached Statements of Work in order to determine if this will be a small business set-aside. Information received as a result of this notice will be considered by the Government and used for acquisition planning purposes only.

NO SOLICITATION EXISTS; THEREFORE, DO NOT REQUEST A COPY OF THE SOLICITATION. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard is 541710 and 1000, respectively.

Interested offerors/vendors having previously submitted capability statements under “STRADCAPABILITY” posted April 10, 2007 with Amendment 1 posted April 25, 2007, do NOT need to resubmit information on that portion of this request. However, please annotate your response as directed in Section IV as to your interest in either or combined contracts.

All interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the either requirement should submit a capability statement of 25 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein separately (STRAD or R&T) or combined (STRAD and R&T). To clarify, a company could submit their interest in STRAD only, R&T only, or STRAD and R&T together.

The response must include the following: 1) Company name, address, point of contact, phone, fax, e-mail, and website (if applicable). 2) Whether your company is Large business, Small business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a)set-aside small business, HUBZone small business, Woman-owned small business, Veteran-owned small business, HBCU/MI, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business for NAISC code 541710 size standard 1000 employees. 3) Your company’s capability in each of the technical areas. 4) A list of relevant work performed in the past five (5) years, including contract type, contract number, technical description, dollar amount, period of performance, and a customer reference name and telephone number.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside (for either requirement or the combination) based on responses hereto.


The Government is soliciting contracting approaches for STRAD and R&T separate or combined procurement that will enhance competition and provide business opportunities. Therefore, the Government is requesting feedback in the following areas for consideration during acquisition planning:

a) Socio-economic considerations: ARC is interested in your comments on establishing subcontracting goals for Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business, Small-Disadvantaged Business, Women-owned small business, Veteran-owned small business, Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI), and HUBZone small business.

b) Use of Cost Plus Award Fee: ARC is considering the use of a cost plus award fee structure to evaluate technical performance, schedule, and cost. In an attempt to determine the feasibility of a cost plus award fee approach for this particular procurement, the Government is soliciting input from interested parties and asks that responses include answers to the following questions: 1) Performance incentives: Please provide your view regarding award fee and/or other appropriate incentives for contractor performance. 2) Here are some sample incentive evaluation factors. How would you propose to measure factors such as the technical/cost/schedule performance, risk mitigation, employee and asset safety and security, innovative best practices, quality of service to users, responsiveness to changing requirements and budget, or identifying opportunities for technical and administrative improvement? 3) What type of award fee evaluation factors would you recommend for this type of procurement?

c) Data: What type of technical information along with the Statement of Work would you like to see with a potential solicitation (e.g., sample tasks)?

d) Contract Content/Structure: Do you have any suggestions or examples of restructuring, simplifications, and clarity in the description of technical areas as well as other types of additional information that would improve understanding or clarity of requirements and terms and conditions?

There is no limit on the page length to your response to PART IV. RESPONSES REGARDING THE CONTRACTING APPROACH.


Please reference “STRAD; R&T” in any response. All responses to: 1) the Statement of Capabilities (Please be clear in your statement as to your interest in STRAD, R&T, or both.) and 2) Contracting Approach shall be received no later than Tuesday, October 2, 2007. All responses and questions shall be submitted via electronic mail (e-mail) to the Contracting Officer, Lana Jones Clemon, at the following address: [email protected] If an interested party requests confirmation of receipt, the Contracting Officer will confirm receipt.


The current STRAD contract number is NNA04BC25C with Eloret Corporation. The current end date of the contract is September 30, 2008.

The current R&T contract number is NAS2-02091 with Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. The current end date of the contract is May 31, 2008.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Lana J. Clemon
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-5830
Fax: 650-604-0912
Email: [email protected]

Name: Ronnee R. Gonzalez
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-4386
Fax: 650-604-0270
Email: [email protected]

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