Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Laboratory Equipment Upgrades for Ares

By SpaceRef Editor
May 27, 2008
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Synopsis – May 22, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ08247455R
Posted Date: May 22, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 22, 2008
Original Response Date: Jun 09, 2008
Current Response Date: Jun 09, 2008
Classification Code: 66 — Instruments and laboratory equipment
NAICS Code: 423210 – Furniture Merchant Wholesalers

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for equipment as necessary to support sample preparation and analyses of Astromaterial Research Samples within Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) laboratories. These upgrades support the Light Stable Isotope, High Pressure, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Experimental Impact and Focused Ion Beam Laboratories. The Statement of Work can be viewed at:

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from the small business Workspace-Innovations (WSI). Workspace-Innovations has installed laboratory equipment for existing research and curation facilities within the ARES directorate. NASA’s requirement is for a full turn-key product from design through installation of critical laboratory equipment that supports these research activities described above. Only smooth, seamless epoxy resin work surfaces will meet NASA’s contamination control requirements for handling these rare samples and analog materials. Chemical analyses of the Jamestown Metal Products work surfaces have been completed on material samples provided to NASA during previous projects, and uniquely qualifies these work surfaces.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Based upon market research, the Government is not using the policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. However, interested persons may identify to the contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government’s requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact no later than 4:30 p.m. local time on June 09, 2008. Such capabilites/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.

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred) no later than June 9, 2008. It is the quoter’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any).

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.

Point of Contact

Name: Katherine L Eakle
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-244-6708
Fax: 281-483-4066

Name: Ann E. Bronson
Title: Contract Officer
Phone: 281-483-9889
Fax: 281-244-0995

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