Status Report

NASA JPL: Preliminary Announcement for the JPL Science Data Systems Implementation and Operations Request for Proposal

By SpaceRef Editor
October 1, 2007
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Synopsis – Sep 27, 2007
Attachment: Business Contact Info Form – Posted on Sep 27, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: JM-07-09
Posted Date: Sep 27, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 27, 2007
Original Response Date: Oct 11, 2007
Current Response Date: Oct 11, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

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Contracting Office Address

4800 Oak Grove Drive, Mail Stop 190-205, Pasadena, California 91109-8099


This notice is provided as information only for JPL RFP JM-2663-654098.

The California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), operating under a prime contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), intends to re-compete its Science Data Systems Implementation and Operations (SDSIO) as a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) level-of-effort subcontract.

BACKGROUND: The current SDSIO Statement of Work was competed in 1998 and contains broad categories of efforts, including (a) Information systems engineering and top-level architecture design; (b) Engineering and science product generation software development; (c) Operations system development; (d) Data system operations; (e) Routine science mission planning; (f) End-user support operation; and (g) Data Center Operations. These areas of effort are expected to continue on the new contract. Subcontract work under the SDSIO contract will be issued via Subcontract Work Orders (SWOs) from JPL to the SDSIO supplier. The subcontract is managed at the task order level, where JPL writes SWOs based on task managers input. Subcontractor surveillance is accomplished on a monthly basis by monthly financial reporting and Monthly Management Reviews (MMRs).

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The estimated period of performance is a five (5) year base period with two (2) award-term priced option periods: three-year and two-year with annual anticipated level-of-effort of seventy-five (75) Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs).

TENTATIVE PROCUREMENT SCHEDULE: An RFP is expected to be released by November 16, 2007; contract award is expected by July 31, 2008, and a contract start date by October 1, 2008.

10/10/07 – Draft RFP; 11/16/07 – RFP Issued; 11/20/07 – Pre-Proposal Conference; 12/21/07 – Proposals Received; 03/07/08 – Proposal Evaluation Completed; 04/25/08 – Oral Discussions Completed; 05/09/08 – Final Proposal Revision Completed; 05/23/08 – Contractor Selected; 07/31/08 – Contract Award Date; 07/08-09/08 – Transition Activities between incumbent and new subcontractor.

POINT OF CONTACT: Your company is invited to send comments and/or recommendations to: Jose L. Medrano, Subcontracts Manager; Phone: (818) 354-0295; Email: [email protected] All comments will be kept confidential in terms of who submitted them. Ideas and recommendations may be incorporated into the Statement of Work without acknowledging the source. Please provide your business contact information by completing the Business Contact Information Form, attached here. A draft proposal will be posted at This page may be password protected. A username and password will be provided when the Business Contact Information Form is submitted via email to Jose Medrano.

TEAMING OPPORTUNITIES: For inquires regarding teaming opportunities, please contact the JPL Small Business Office, Mary Helen Ruiz, Phone: (818) 354-7532; Email: [email protected] DISCLAIMER: It is emphasized that the requested information is for preliminary planning purposes only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that JPL will solicit you for such procurement in the future. Neither JPL nor the Government will be responsible for any costs incurred by you in furnishing this information. Prospective contractors are advised that any information provided shall be deemed to be furnished with unlimited rights to JPL, with JPL assuming no liability for the disclosure, use, or reproduction of such data.

Point of Contact

Name: Mary Helen Ruiz
Title: JPL Business Opportunities Office
Phone: 818-354-7532
Fax: 818-393-1746
Email: [email protected]

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