Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Delivery Technique for the Crew Exploration Vehicle Parachute Assembly System

By SpaceRef Editor
July 27, 2006
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NASA JSC Solicitation: Delivery Technique for the Crew Exploration Vehicle Parachute Assembly System

Synopsis – Jul 27, 2006
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ06165252R
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 27, 2006
Original Response Date: Aug 11, 2006
Current Response Date: Aug 11, 2006
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC plans to issue a firm-fixed price Request for Proposal (RFP) for a delivery technique, including hardware and procedures, for the testing of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Parachute Assembly System being performed by the Johnson Space Center at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) in Arizona. The testing at YPG shall be developmental aerodynamic decelerator systems, which shall consist of Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD) test articles airdropped from C-130 and C-17 type aircraft. JSC plans to perform a series of LVAD tests and requires a Carriage and Extraction System (CES) to deploy an existing cylindrical Drop Test Vehicle (DTV) to test parachutes. The objective is to separate the DTV from the CES after LVAD extraction without having the DTV recontact the CES or pallet. Another objective is to make as few modifications as possible to the existing DTV. The required delivery of this requirement is 8 weeks ARO. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541330 and $25 Million annually, respectively.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about August 14, 2006, with an anticipated offer due date of on or about September 14, 2006.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Linda S. Dunn
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (281) 244-5351
Fax: (281) 483-4066

Name: Craig G. Burridge
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (281) 483-2501
Fax: (281) 483-4066

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