Status Report

NASA DFRC Solicitation: Two Different Interactive Robots With Accessories

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2010
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Jul 13, 2010

On-Line RFQ – Posted on Jul 13, 2010 New!

General Information

Solicitation Number: NND10348354Q
Posted Date: Jul 13, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 13, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jul 28, 2010
Current Response Date: Jul 28, 2010
Classification Code: 69 — Training aids and devices
NAICS Code: 339932 – Game, Toy, and Children’s Vehicle Manufacturing
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/DFRC has a requirement for (quantity 2) Interactive Robot Characters with accessories.

The specifications are: Two different interactive robot characters will be required for usage with the varied targeted audiences. One male “wise-looking” robot such will be suitable for all audiences whereby a female of somewhat ethnic background may add additional comfort to a more diverse audience or when wanting a female to speak at an all female event.

Both robots will offer voice modifiers to raise or lower their pitch, remote controls, batteries, chargers, voice hearing transceivers, MP3 player, instruction booklet, and warranty. Since the male robot will be used more often, he will have moving arms. Additional clothing is needed that can be worn by either robot includes a flight suit, lab coat, and astronaut suit and also where robots can be suited in any children’s clothing to adapt to seasonal changes or target audiences.

An F-18 model aircraft adds another component draw to the robots that can be used by either robot. Each robot can use the aircraft, be carried, or placed atop of a seating place.

Technology purchased with the robots allow for pre-scripted audio program where the robot can speak at specific timeframes with a specific message such as a greeting to a museum or event, “live” conversation utilizing a built-in 2-way sound system, or where the robot is in one room and the operator is in another room.

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are required to use the On-Line RFQ system to submit their quote. The On-line RFQ system is linked above or it may be accessed at . The information required by FAR Subpart 12.6 is included in the on-line RFQ.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13.

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in WRITING (e-mail is preferred) no later than 07/22/2010. Quote/Proposals are due no later than 4:30 p.m. local time, 07/28/2010. It is the quoter’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).

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

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

Point of Contact

Name: Cynthia Garcia
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 661-276-2592
Fax: 661-276-2904

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

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