Status Report

NASA DFRC Solicitation: Membership to BYU CHREC

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2008
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Synopsis – Aug 21, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: 4200266057-1
Posted Date: Aug 21, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 21, 2008
Original Response Date: Sep 06, 2008
Current Response Date: Sep 06, 2008
Classification Code: G — Social services
NAICS Code: 541720 – Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center, Code A, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523-0273


NASA/DFRC has a requirement for membership at Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing, Brigham Young University.

This procurement enables DFRC to participate during 2009 with academia, industry, and other NASA field centers in a National Science Foundation sponsored consortium for reconfigurable computing ( The intended use during 2009 is to involve BYU and the consortium members in researching applications for and building on reconfigurable transceiver technology NASA DFRC is currently helping to develop and transfer.

The consortium is designed to serve as a basis for long-term partnership and collaboration amongst industry, academe, and government in the new/growing field of reconfigurable computing. It is chartered to directly support the research needs of industry and government partners in a cost-effective manner with pooled, leveraged resources and maximized synergy. It directly addresses NASA requirements to consider educational opportunities for undergraduate & postgraduate researchers. Finally, NASA’s goal of advancing the knowledge and technologies in this emerging field and ensuring relevance of the research with rapid and effective technology transfer is addressed.

NASA/DFRC intends to purchase the items from Brigham Young University. There is no other known source. The consortium is a national resource pool that took two years to form. NASA DFRC has known about it since 2005 and has not seen anything similar to it emerge as an alternative. Government labs, including three other NASA field centers comprise 15% to 20% of the consortium membership already.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on September 6, 2008. 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.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

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

Point of Contact

Name: Terra L Calahan
Title: Acquisistion Support
Phone: 661-276-5985
Fax: 661-276-2243

Name: Sheryl L Dylewsky
Title: Aquisitions
Phone: 661-276-5657
Fax: 661-276-2243

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