Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: LANDSAT Data Continuity Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
February 22, 2006
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General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNG06147296J
Posted Date: Feb 22, 2006
Original Response Date: Mar 01, 2006
Current Response Date: Mar 01, 2006
Original Archive Date: Feb 22, 2007
Current Archive Date: Feb 22, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research & Development
Naics Code: 541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences Contracting Office Address

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

On December 23, 2005, Landsat Program Management received a memorandum from the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) revising the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) procurement strategy. As a result, NASA is considering issuing a solicitation for a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract for a free-flyer spacecraft mission. Further, NASA is planning a single award for the development and delivery of a spacecraft, instrument, observatory integration and test, and operational systems/sustaining engineering support. NASA is planning to provide launch services for the observatory and accept delivery on-orbit. The LDCM will have a 5-year mission life with 10-year expendable provisions. In addition, NASA plans to issue the solicitation with an optional requirement for the instrument to observe a portion of the thermal spectrum. It is critical to the Landsat program that the potential for schedule success is maximized. To this end, NASA is considering including financial incentives for a timely delivery. Following a prescribed on-orbit acceptance period, NASA plans to transfer ownership of the observatory and the associated contract to the USGS who will then operate the spacecraft and manage the data. NASA is seeking industry comment regarding this proposed acquisition strategy. Please submit any comments to the NASA Contracting Officer within 5 business days from the date of this notice. Additional opportunity for industry comment will be provided when the draft RFP is released for comment. It is anticipated that the draft RFP will be released in the second quarter of Calendar Year (CY) 2006 and a final RFP in the third quarter of CY 2006.

Point of Contacts Name: Patricia Dombrowski Title: Contracting Officer Phone: (301) 286-0621 Fax: (301)286-0383 Email: Name: B. Faye Johnson Title: Contracting Officer Phone: (301) 286-4317 Fax: (301)286-0383 Email: Point of Contact

Patricia Dombrowski, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-0621, Fax (301) 286-0383, Email – Betty Faye Johnson, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-4317, Fax (301) 286-0383, Email

Email your questions to Patricia Dombrowski at

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