Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Space Technology Research and Development

By SpaceRef Editor
April 10, 2007
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Synopsis – Apr 10, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Posted Date: Apr 10, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 10, 2007
Original Response Date: Apr 25, 2007
Current Response Date: Apr 25, 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. The scope of the effort to be performed within the Space Technology Division is described in the draft Statement of Work (attached to this Sources Sought synopsis). The Contractor shall provide multidisciplinary engineering research and development, pursuant to task assignments issued by the Contracting Officer. These services shall include the personnel, facilities, equipment and materials (unless otherwise provided by the Government) to accomplish the tasks.

Task assignments will be issued to perform services in the following areas: project management, systems engineering, research and analysis, design and development, testing, computer modeling, technical writing, facility management and operation, support for third party Quality System, administrative support, computer system administration, organizing and facilitating technical and working meetings and invitational travel for outside researchers, and other functions, which may include fabrication and fabrication support, necessary to complete projects. The Contractor shall provide management and administrative functions necessary to effectively and efficiently manage the work performed under this contract.

The Contractor shall perform services required by task order in the following technical areas:

a) chemistry and physics of hypersonic, chemically reacting, and radiating flows b) aerothermodynamic analysis of reentering spacecraft c) development and modification of computational fluid dynamics tools and their development d) aeronautics and space vehicle trajectory analysis e) materials science of ablative, reusable and multi-functional thermal protection materials f) experiment planning, execution, and analysis for high-enthalpy testing of materials and real-gas phenomena

Facilities and labs which may be used during performance of this contract include, but are not limited to:

a) Electric Arc-driven Shock Tube (EAST) b) ballistic range complex c) arc jet complex d) ceramics lab e) materials development lab f) materials characterization lab g) ultra high temperature ceramics lab

Specific requirements will be defined for each task order according to the current and future needs of programs and projects involving the Space Technology Division. The Contractor may be tasked to accomplish either an entire project from conception to operation, or a specific part of a project such as design or testing.

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.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the above requirement should submit a capability statement of 25 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein. Responses must include the following: name and address of firm, size of business; average annual revenue for past 3 years and number of employees; ownership; whether they are small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), HUBZone, and/or woman-owned; veteran-owned small business; service disabled veteran-owned small business; number of years in business; affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime); list of customers covering the past five years (highlight relevant work performed, contract numbers, contract type, dollar value of each procurement; and point of contact – address and phone number).

All questions should be in writing and directed to the Contract Specialist:

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type service. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

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. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to the undersigned no later than April 25, 2007. Please reference STRAD in any response. 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

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