Status Report

NASA GSFC Solicitation: Yaskawa/Motoman Robot Service and Support

By SpaceRef Editor
May 17, 2012
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – May 17, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG12433132Q
Posted Date: May 17, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 17, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 30, 2012
Current Response Date: May 30, 2012
Classification Code: L — Technical representative services
NAICS Code: 541330

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for visiting software engineering support for analysis, tuning, and modification of its Yaskawa/Motoman robot servo controllers. This requirement involves modification of embedded software in the Motoman robots. Engineers will work with Space Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) to modify parameters and code to mitigate the contact instability and tune the controllers. The technicians are required to perform routine and emergency maintenance of the SSCO robots.

Deliverables or Delivery Schedule This effort will entail support services for the Motoman Robot as follows: (1) Analyze HSC and DX100 controllers to determine where system latencies are occurring and their accessibility from the user level. (2) Disable any sources of latency that are accessible from the user level to determine their affect on system performance. (3) Develop embedded controller updates to further reduce any system latencies not accessible at the user level. (4) Tune the servo controller for operation with reduced trajectory shaping or control feed-forward capability resulting from reducing latency. (5) Scheduled & unscheduled maintenance of the four SSCO robots.

Delivery schedule will be on an “as-needed” based, subject to prior coordination between SSCO and engineering support.

Government-Furnished Equipment and Government-Furnished Information N/A

Place of Performance Execution of this work shall take place both onsite at NASA/GSFC in Building 27N and offsite at contractor facility.

Period of Performance The performance period is 1 year from date of award.

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are required to use the On-Line RFQ system to submit their quote. The On-line RFQ system is linked above or it may be accessed at . The information required by FAR Subpart 12.6 is included in the on-line RFQ.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. The Government will be following Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR 52.213-4 Terms and Conditions-Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items).

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred) no later than 2:30pm on May 24, 2012. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this action. It is the quoter’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable –

Point of Contact

Name: Shawn G Watts
Title: Purchasing Agent
Phone: 301-286-5526
Fax: 301-286-1773

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