Status Report

NASA JHU APL Soliciation: TIMED Extended Missin Operations and Data Analysis

By SpaceRef Editor
December 4, 2010
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Synopsis – Nov 29, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NAS597179-EXT
Posted Date: Nov 29, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 29, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 14, 2010
Current Response Date: Dec 14, 2010
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541711 – Research and Development in Biotechnology

Contracting Office Address

NMO-APL, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723


NASA/APL has a requirement for extended Mission Operations and Data Analysis (MO&DA) services for the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere-Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission. This acquisition will be for an additional two years of MO&DA under the existing NASA contract NAS5-97179. The Contractor will be responsible for operating the TIMED mission and ensuring it meets its intended science requirements. The Contractor shall provide the personnel, facilities, materials, ground station, ground support equipment and other items required to accomplish MO&DA. The Mission Operations Center (MOC), which is the primary ground station, and a Mission Data Center (MDC) shall be located at the Contractor’s facility. The instrument Payload Operations Center and Data Processing Center shall be located at the facility of each Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. The Contractor shall provide mission science planning, mission operations, and spacecraft engineering supporting the TIMED MOC and MDC. The Contractor shall provide technical and scientific oversight for TIMED investigators and manage interfaces with the TIMED spacecraft, the MOC, and the Points of Contact.

NASA intends to award a sole source contract extension for the extended MO&DA services to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), Only One Responsible Source. JHU/APL has been responsible for designing, developing, fabricating, assembling, integrating, testing and storing the TIMED Observatory consisting of a spacecraft and four flight instruments.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on December 14, 2010. Such capabilities/qualifications 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 offer which shall be considered by the agency.

An Ombudsman has been appointed.

Point of Contact

Name: Mozetta A Edwards
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 240-228-6069
Fax: 240-228-2319

Name: Valeria C Thomas
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 240-228-6074
Fax: 240-228-2319

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