Status Report

NASA GRC Solicitation: Science and Space Exploration Technology Support

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2007
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Synopsis – Oct 03, 2007
Draft Document – Posted on Oct 03, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC08215212R
Posted Date: Oct 03, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 03, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 17, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 17, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

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



This Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) is not a solicitation but is issued as an acquisition planning tool and as a means of soliciting industry comments for use in developing a future formal solicitation. No proposal is required, and no contract will be awarded as a result of this draft solicitation.

Prospective offerors are invited to: 1. Comment on all aspects of the draft solicitation, including requirements, schedules, proposal instructions, and evaluation approaches; 2. Identify unnecessary or inefficient requirements; 3. Identify voluntary consensus standards that meet the Government’s requirements as alternatives to Government unique standards cited as requirements, in accordance with FAR 11.101 and OMB Circular A 119, except where inconsistent with law or otherwise impractical. The private sector manages and administers voluntary consensus standards. Such standards are not mandated by law (e.g., industry standards such as ISO 9000/9001); and 4. Comment on any perceived safety, occupational health, security (including information technology security), environmental, property, quality assurance, export control, and/or other programmatic risk issues associated with performance of the work.

All comments on the draft must be submitted electronically (e-mail: [email protected]) by October 17, 2007 for consideration. Comments should include the point of contact’s name, company name and address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. Offerors are not limited to one e-mail submission; however, all e-mail comments must be received by the due date. Virus free e-mail attachments will also be accepted. A summary of the disposition of significant DFRP comments will be included with the final RFP.

The point of contact for this procurement is:

Teresa Monaco, Contracting Officer NASA Glenn Research Center Research and Space Operations Branch, M/S 500-305 21000 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH 44135-3191 Phone: 216.433.8293 FAX: 216.433.5489 E-mail: [email protected]

The proposed contract for Science and Space Exploration Technology Support (SSETS) will utilize Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract structures. The Contracting Officer will issue task orders to the Contractor, providing specific authorization or direction to perform work within the scope of the contract. The anticipated period of performance will be five (5) years. Estimated total contract value is $17.5 million.

The proposed contract will be awarded upon expiration of cooperative agreement NCC3 975, National Center for Space Exploration Research, performed by Universities Space Research Association. This is an unrestricted procurement. Small business subcontracting goals (targets) have been specified for this procurement. Targets (expressed as a percent of contract value) are: Small Business (SB), 16%; Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 4%; Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), 3%; Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone, 3%; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Other Minority Educational Institutions (OMEIs), 1%; Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), 1%; and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 1%. The offeror will be required to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan with the proposal. No plan shall be required of offerors classified as Small Business.

In order to promote small business participation in this procurement, we have included an Interested Parties list with this draft solicitation.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541710, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. The Small Business Size Standard is 500 employees (average employment of a firm). Calculation of average employment of a firm can be found in 13 CFR 121.106.

The DPAS Rating for this procurement is DO-C9.

Anticipated dates regarding this procurement:

Final RFP: mid to late November 2007. Thirty (30) calendar day written response time. Solicitation Number NNC08215212R. Contract Award: mid to late May 2008.

Documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/GRC Business Opportunities home page is

Offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of the solicitation and any amendments. Potential offerors are responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Point of Contact

Name: Teresa L Monaco
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 216-433-8293
Fax: 216-433-5489
Email: [email protected]

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