Status Report

NASA GSFC Request for Information – Invitation to Participate in RAPID III Contracts On-ramp

By SpaceRef Editor
February 9, 2011
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Synopsis – Feb 07, 2011

General Information
Solicitation Number: RapidIII-OnRamp1
Posted Date: Feb 07, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 07, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 22, 2011
Current Response Date: Feb 22, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 336414 – Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.I, Greenbelt, MD 20771


This notice is issued by the NASA/GSFC Rapaid Spacecraft Development Office to post a Request for Information(RFI) – Invitation to Participate in the Rapid III Contracts On-Ramp, via the internet, and solicit responses from interested parties.

The Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition (RAPID III) is a multiple award, IDIQ, Fixed Price type contract, for satellite bus core systems with any necessary modifications to meet specific Mission needs. The scope of the work includes design and development of the spacecraft, integration of Government provided scientific instruments, spacecraft/observatory integration and test, shipment of observatory to launch site, observatory launch support, on-orbit checkout of observatory, and on-orbit operations as required.

Periodically, within the contracts effective ordering period, the Contracting Officer will accept and evaluate proposals with the intention of adding contracts and/or modifying existing contracts to place additional core spacecraft and options in the Rapid III Cataloge. This will be done via “On-Ramps.”

RSDO is anticipating opening up an On-Ramp for the Rapid III contracts in late April 2011.

RSDO is releasing this RFI to determine if there are any spacecraft vendors interested in participating in On-Ramp 1 of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contracts.

On-Ramp proposals shall be subject to the same proposal instructions and evaluation procedures as the Rapid III Request for Proposal (RFP) NNG10207304R dated November 3, 2009. Proposal instructions and evaluation procedures may be obtained from the RSDO website, , under the “Rapid III” menu option.

This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response.

Prospective offerors interested in participating in the Rapid III contracts On-Ramp opportunity are invited to submit a written response to NASA/GSFC, ATTN: Cynthia White, Code 401.1, Building 16W, Greenbelt, MD 20771 or via electronic transmission to, no later than February 22, 2011.

For further information, please contact Cynthia White, at 301-286-8772 or

Point of Contact

Name: Cynthia White
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-8772
Fax: 301-286-0530

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