Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation Life Raft Assembly Research and Development Support

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2015
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Synopsis – Apr 21, 2015


General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNJ15543398R

    Posted Date: Apr 21, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 21, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Apr 28, 2015

    Current Response Date: Apr 28, 2015

    Classification Code: 19 — Ships, small craft, pontoons and floating docks

    NAICS Code: 541712


Contracting Office Address


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




NASA/JSC has a requirement for detailed design and engineering focused on life raft mass and packaged volume reduction of a six-man open water life raft assembly. The raft assembly must have a mass less than 30 pound-mass, packed volume less than 2767.5 cubic inches, a minimum of 19.6 square feet of floor within the raft when deployed, and must be capable of supporting a total occupancy of weight of 1,140 pounds.


NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Winslow Life Raft Company. Due to the technological development needed to meet NASA’s mass, volume, and survivability requirements, Winslow Life Raft Company is the only company that can perform the required work without significant cost impact and schedule delays. Their extensive in-house technical capability, open-sea life raft development knowledge, unique technology patents, historical leadership in raft mass reductions, organizational familiarity with manned spaceflight engineering design requirements, and related past performance in this area makes Winslow Life Raft Company the only source available.


The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.


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 April 28, 2015. 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.


NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .


Point of Contact


    Name:Audrey C Montgomery

    Title:Contract Specialist




    Name:Stacy G. Houston

    Title:Contracting Officer





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