Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: DC-9 Training – Flight Simulator and Ground School

By SpaceRef Editor
October 24, 2007
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Oct 22, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ08224287R
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 22, 2007
Original Response Date: Nov 05, 2007
Current Response Date: Nov 05, 2007
Classification Code: U — Education and training services
NAICS Code: 611512 – Flight Training

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BJ


This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for DC-9 Refresher Training – Flight Simulator and Ground School. 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.


A. Introduction

The Aircraft Operations Division (AOD) currently uses a DC-9 aircraft to support the Reduced Gravity Program at the Johnson Space Center. The members of the Division’s aircrew, who fly the DC-9, have all completed the required DC-9 initial transition training. The objective is to acquire DC-9 aircrew refresher training. This training shall thoroughly cover aircraft systems, operational procedures, normal/abnormal procedures, and systems integration for the DC-9 aircraft.

B. Requirements

The ground and simulator training curriculum shall be FAA approved. Ground school instructors and simulator instructors shall be expertly knowledgeable in DC-9 systems and operational procedures and FAA certified. The ground school instruction shall be presented live versus on video, etc. The flight simulator shall have an FAA Level C rating or greater.

C. Scope/Schedule

The first course shall begin in January 2008. All 4 courses shall be completed by mid-March 2008. A flight crew consists of 2 pilots and 1 flight engineer. Although, the flight engineer is part of the flight crew, flight engineer participation in the training will not require additional simulator time.

The daily schedule is as follows: Day 1 – 8 hours Ground School; Day 2 – 4 hours Ground School; 4 hours Simulator; Day 3 – 4 hours Simulator; and Day 4 – 4 hours Simulator.

The provisions and clauses in this solicitation are those in effect through FAC 05-20. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 611512 and $23.5M, respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The DPAS rating for this procurement is DO-C9.

Offers for the item described above are due by November 05, 2007 @ 3:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST) to Kirby Condron via fax at 281-483-4173 or email at [email protected] and shall include training plans, solicitation number, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration, taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL:

Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (SEPT 2006), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, which is incorporated by reference.

If the end product offered is other than domestic end product as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act — Supplies,” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin.

FAR 52.204-7 (JULY 2006), Central Contractor Registration (October 2003) is incorporated herein by reference. (Offerors must have a valid Cage Code to do business with the Government). FAR 52.212-4 (FEB 2007), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable.

FAR 52.212-5 (SEPT 2007), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, and 52.232-34.

The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

All contractual and technical questions must be in writing to Kirby Condron, [email protected], not later than October 30, 2007. Oral, telephone questions will not be accepted.

Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to factors of proposed technical merit, price, and past performance. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (See FAR 52.212-1(b)).

Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items with their offer. These may be obtained via the internet at URL: . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): .

Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

Point of Contact

Name: Kirby L. Condron
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-4193
Fax: 281-483-4173
Email: [email protected]

Name: Alice J Pursell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-9027
Fax: 281-483-7890
Email: [email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.