Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Partnership Opportunity for EV-2 Active Microwave Imaging Instrument

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2011
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Synopsis – May 13, 2011

Partnership Opportunity Document – Posted on May 13, 2011 New!

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: GBN-101-Thienel2
Posted Date: May 13, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 13, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 20, 2011
Current Response Date: May 20, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

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


This Partnership Opportunity Document (POD) is in association with an upcoming NASA Announcement of Opportunity for an Earth Venture-2 (EV-2) mission due to be released June 30, 2011. NASA GSFC is seeking a partner for an active microwave imaging instrument as a key element of a potential proposal. The potential GSFC EV-2 mission is designed to meet the science goals of the EV-2 Program, as currently understood.

GSFC mission teams will be submitting proposals to the EV-2 AO currently scheduled for release on June 30, 2011. The mission AO will be a single step competitive process. The selected mission will proceed directly into Phase A. While the AO schedule cannot be fully specified at this time, the following is estimated on the basis of recent AOs and related missions:

AO release June 30, 2011 Proposals due September 30, 2011 (TBR) Selection March/April 2012

Launch 2016 (no later than early 2017)

This POD is being issued to select a teaming partner to help prepare the GSFC EV-2 candidate mission concept for proposal submittal and to provide a suitable active microwave imaging instrument should the mission be selected for flight.

There will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners for the portion of this partnership opportunity dealing with the preparation of the initial submission of a proposal to the EV-2 AO. Full funding will be available for subsequent phases should the mission be competitively selected for those additional phases. Potential respondents are asked to contact the GSFC EV-2 team by 5 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 with a Notice Of Interest (intentionally not called a notice of intent). This Notice of Interest does not create an obligation to respond to the POD, but allows the GSFC EV-2 mission team to provide answers to questions from potential partners. Respondents may send questions to the GSFC EV-2 Team at the E-mail address listed below. All questions and answers will be made available to all those who respond to the Notice of Interest. The source of the questions shall be held confidential. Questions and answers that contain information unique to a respondent’s proprietary approach will not be shared if they are identified as such. There are no plans to provide additional details on the proposed mission beyond those already included in Section 3.0 of this POD. The Notice of Interest is only to ensure that any questions and answers are provided to all interested parties.

Notice of Interest shall be sent to via email with ‘Notice of Interest’ in the subject line, a simple sentence or two expressing interest and an email and address to send further information. For purposes of this partnership opportunity, the GSFC EV-2 Team contact is Julie Thienel. Final presentation packages must be received by 5 PM EDT on May 20, 2011. This solicitation/synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for the information solicited. An ombudsman has been appointed. See Internet Note “B”. The documents for this partnership opportunity will be in Microsoft Office Suite (Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, or PowerPoint 4.0) format and will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The WWW address, or URL, of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is .

It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this cite for the release of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments, if any. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: .

Point of Contact

Name: Dawn M. Fountain
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-3318
Fax: 301-286-1773

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