Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Laboratory for Atmospheres Science Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
October 5, 2009
Filed under , ,

Synopsis – Oct 02, 2009

General Information
Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: 056-GJZ
Posted Date: Oct 02, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 02, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Oct 19, 2009
Current Response Date: Oct 19, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for services to support research and development efforts for the Laboratory for Atmospheres Science (LAS) in the Earth Science Division. The Laboratory for Atmospheres advances understanding of the atmospheres of Earth and other planets. Laboratory scientists conduct research in atmospheric science from the vantage point of space observations and related computer modeling. They also play an active role in developing and calibrating new instruments for space missions and field observing campaigns. The services required are support services which range from instrument development to administrative support. The services will primarily support Code 613 but is also utilized by other codes in the Earth Science Division.

Support services for this effort includes but are not limited to 1) instrument development and operation which includes the development, calibration, testing, operation and maintenance of two general class of instruments, 2) analysis of instrumental measurements which is to provide analysis and archiving of measurements taken from instruments onboard orbital spacecraft; 3) analysis of spaceborne atmospheric sounding and wind observations, 4) Land Surface modeling and data assimilation; 5) Computer modeling and analysis which is the update of computer codes for models and data analysis; 6) weather and climate research and studies; 7) validations of land data assimilations, and 8) maintenance of a library of atmospheric and solar data computer records. No solicitation exists; therefore, offerors are asked not to request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in the FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS). It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required capabilities to meet the above requirements should submit a capability statement of 10 pages or less indicating their ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein.

Responses to this RFI shall include the following: Name and address of the firm, size of business, average annual revenue for the past 5 years and number of employees; ownership; whether they are a small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), Hub Zone, and/or woman-owned; number of years in business; affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential subcontractor) or subcontractors (if potential prime contractor); list of customers covering the past five years (highlight relevant work performed, contract numbers, contract type, dollar value of each procurement; and point of contact-address and phone number.)

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This RFI is for information and planning purposes and to allow industry the opportunity to verify reasonableness and feasibility of the requirement, as well as promote competition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for this requirement.

This RFI is for information and planning purposes and Prospective offerors are invited to submit written comments or questions to: S. Pauline Barrett (, no later than October 19, 2009. When responding please reference 056-GJZ in any response.

Comments may be forwarded to S. Pauline Barrett ( via electronic transmission or by facsimile transmission at (301)286-5373.

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

The solicitation and any 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/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet cite for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments, if any.

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

Point of Contact

Name: Sislyn P Barrett
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-286-5064
Fax: 301-286-5373

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