Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: ISS Cargo Mission Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
October 5, 2009
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NASA JSC Solicitation: ISS Cargo Mission Contract

Synopsis – Oct 02, 2009

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ10315535R
Posted Date: Oct 02, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 02, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Oct 19, 2009
Current Response Date: Oct 19, 2009
Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles
NAICS Code: 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC plans to issue a sole-source modification for a 3-month extension with an option for an additional 3 months to the current Cargo Mission Contract (CMC), NNJ04AA03C, with Lockheed Martin. The contract currently ends September 30, 2010, and provides Cargo Mission Support Services to the International Space Station Program. Under this contract, the contractor will continue performing Pressurized and Unpressurized Cargo/Carrier Integration in support of launch integration, ground processing, on-orbit operations analysis, and cargo return as required by the Statement of Work (SOW). These tasks include management, planning, mission support, physical processing, and analytical integration which are required for safely delivering and returning external cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Other tasks include Sustaining Engineering, Decals, Placards and Graphics, Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) cargo integration for NASA pre-packs, and Orbiter Stowage Integration in support of the ISS. The government is planning a follow-on contract with full and open competition which will commence on or about January 1, 2011. This contract extension will allow for the safe flyout of the Shuttle Program under the existing contract to avoid disruption of the contractor’s highly specialized cargo mission support services to the ISS and Shuttle Programs through March 31, 2011.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

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 October 19, 2009. 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. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

The website for the follow-on contract is:

Point of Contact

Name: Gail A. Rollins
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-6773
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Michelle B. Isermann
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-8510
Fax: 281-244-7563

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