Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition RFI

By SpaceRef Editor
March 14, 2013
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Synopsis – Mar 13, 2013

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG13467800L
Posted Date: Mar 13, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 13, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Mar 28, 2013
Current Response Date: Mar 28, 2013
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for the use of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Research Vessel Pelican, an oceanographic research ship, for fourteen (14) consecutive days plus loading and unloading time from September 9 – September 22, 2013 to conduct scientific measurement and sampling operations in the Gulf of Mexico along the Louisiana and northeastern Texas coast approximately between the Mississippi River Delta and Galveston, TX in support of the NASA GEO-CAPE (geostationary coastal and air pollution events) mission pre-formulation field campaign.

The ship must be designated as an “Oceanographic Research Vessel” by the U.S. Coast Guard and maintained as an American Bureau of Shipping Load Line vessel. The ship must have wet and dry laboratory space to accommodate planned sampling and measurement operations. The wet lab space must accommodate filtration equipment for up to 10 scientists (>270 sq ft.) Dry lab space must accommodate computer equipment for up to 8 scientists (>120 sq ft.) The ship must supply adequate power to support all scientific and ship operations.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the items from Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)pursuant to Far 13.106 for the acquisition of supplies or services determine to be reasonably available from one source.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities statement to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 2:30 p.m. local time on 03/28/2013. Such statements will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an statement which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Kathi Thomas
Title: Purchasing Agent
Phone: 301-286-4963
Fax: 301-286-5373

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