Status Report

NASA Invitation to Participate in the RAPID III Contracts for On-Ramp 3

By SpaceRef Editor
February 24, 2015
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Synopsis – Feb 20, 2015


General Information

    Solicitation Number: RapidIII-OnRamp3

    Posted Date: Feb 20, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 20, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Feb 24, 2015

    Current Response Date: Mar 06, 2015

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 336414



Contracting Office Address


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




    This notice is issued by the NASA/GSFC Rapid Spacecraft Development Office to post a Request for Information(RFI) – Invitation to Participate in the Rapid III Contracts On-Ramp3, via the internet, and solicit responses from interested parties.


    The Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition (RAPID III) is a multiple award, IDIQ, Fixed Price type contract, for satellite bus core systems with any necessary modifications to meet specific Mission needs. The scope of the work includes design and development of the spacecraft, integration of Government provided scientific instruments, spacecraft/observatory integration and test, shipment of observatory to launch site, observatory launch support, on-orbit checkout of observatory, and on-orbit operations as required.


    Periodically, within the contracts effective ordering period, the Contracting Officer will accept and evaluate proposals with the intention of adding contracts and/or modifying existing contracts to place additional core spacecraft and options in the Rapid III Catalog. This will be done via “On-Ramps.”


    RSDO plans to open an On-Ramp for the Rapid III contracts on or about March 16, 2015.


    RSDO is releasing this RFI as an advanced notice of opening of the On-Ramp and to determine if there are any additional spacecraft vendors interested in participating in On-Ramp3 of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contracts.


    This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response.


    Prospective offerors interested in participating in the Rapid III contracts On-Ramp3 opportunity are invited to submit a written response to NASA/GSFC, ATTN: Cynthia White, Code 401.1, Building 16W, Greenbelt, MD 20771 or via electronic transmission to ., no later than March 06, 2015.


    For further information, please contact Cynthia White, at 301-286-8772 or .



Point of Contact

    Name:Cynthia L White

    Title:Contracting Officer




    Name:diane scheuerman

    Title:Contract Specialist




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