Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Individual Trip Aviation Weather Forecast Service

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2008
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Synopsis – Oct 03, 2008

Solicitation – Posted on Oct 03, 2008 New!

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09259244R
Posted Date: Oct 03, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 03, 2008
Original Response Date: Oct 14, 2008
Current Response Date: Oct 14, 2008
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following Commercial services for individual trip aviation weather forecasts for NASA/JSC aircrews. NASA/JSC Aircraft Operations Division operates a fleet of aircraft, currently including 32 T-38’s, 5 G-II59’s, 2 B747’s, 1 G-159, 2 WB-57F’s, and 1 DC-9. The contractor shall provide a 24 hour-a-day aviation weather forecasting service. Approximately 800 flights per month are flown with an average of 300 to 400 weather forecast briefings being derived from the aviation weather forecast service contractor. This service shall include a toll-free, direct telephone access number for NASA/JSC aircrews to obtain an unlimited number of accurate aviation weather forecasts for domestic United States operations. The requirement is for locally-based (Houston, Texas) aviation weather forecast service familiar with the weather patterns of the Houston-Gulf Coast area. The contractor shall also provide an in-house software access program which will enable JSC aircrews to obtain accurate and current weather information for flight planning. The information displayed is required to be printable to enable aircrews to carry a hard copy. In addition to these services, the contractor shall provide other services on an as-ordered basis. The cost for these services will be paid for on an as-used basis. These services include fuel contracting arrangements, domestic and international high frequency (HF) phone patch services, computerized flight plans, flight plan filing for domestic and international trips, messages, provide hotel reservations, airport handling and diplomatic permit services for international flight, current navigational charts and approach plates in a trip kit form and international and domestic Telex services.

The base period of performance will be one year starting November 1, 2008. There will be two 1-year options.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541990 and $6,000,000.00, respectively.

The anticipated release date of RFP NNJ09259244R is on or about October 3, 2008 with an anticipated proposal due date of on or about October 14, 2008.

All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the agency.

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 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 and/or technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or FAX) to Scott Stephens or Alice Jean Pursell no later than October 10, 2008. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Scott Stephens
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-792-7521
Fax: 281-244-5442

Name: Alice J Pursell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-9027
Fax: 281-333-0459

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