Status Report

NASA GRC: Directional Solidification and Crystal Growth of High Temperature Alloys

By SpaceRef Editor
October 31, 2012
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Synopsis – Oct 29, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC13456299Q
Posted Date: Oct 29, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 29, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Nov 05, 2012
Current Response Date: Nov 05, 2012
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA/GRC has a requirement for the directional solidification and crystal growth of four (4) high temperature alloys. Alloys to be provided to contractor by NASA.

NASA/GRC intends to purchase the items from Purdue University on a sole source basis. The levitation zone refiner used by Purdue University to create these items is unique as it can produce bulk-sized crystals, approximately eight-inches long and one-inch in diameter. The crystals will also be processed under various atmospheres for refining, including running under a reducing Ar+H atmosphere. Containterless zone melting and refining is required to avoid contamination from crucible materials. The technique must result in purity equivalent to or greater than that of the starting alloy. The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1).

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

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 November 5, 2012. 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.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Eric Thomas Hartman
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 216-433-2540
Fax: 216-433-2480

Name: Karin E. Huth
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 216-433-2770
Fax: 216-433-5489

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