Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Maintenance Support for Astrium Built Custom Components (ATV)

By SpaceRef Editor
November 1, 2011
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Synopsis – Nov 01, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ12ZBG001R
Posted Date: Nov 01, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 01, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Nov 16, 2011
Current Response Date: Nov 16, 2011
Classification Code: J — Maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment
NAICS Code: 336419 – Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for maintenance support services for Astrium built custom components in the Data Management System-Russian (DMS-R), Service Module Integrated Test Environment (SITE), and the Autonomous Transfer Vehicle (ATV) simulators of the Software Verification Facility (SVF) located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility/ Software Development and Integration Laboratories (SDIL). This procurement will be comprised of two phases, with the first phase establishing support services that includes help desk support and phone contact. The second phase will include time and material costs, along with on-site investigation and repair or replacement of failed parts, which will be issued through call orders.

NASA/JSC intends to enter into a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with Astrium for these services on a sole source basis for a period of 8 years and, through December 31, 2020. Astrium is the hardware’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and the equipment was custom built for NASA using Astrium parts. The custom built computer components within the DMS-R, SITE, ATV, and SVF simulators as well as the actual flight computers on-orbit all contain custom manufactured Astrium parts. Should an incident occur onboard the International Space Station (ISS), no other contractor has the ability to diagnose Astrium computers located on the ISS and Russian segments, while providing ground support towards an anomaly resolution.

The Government does not intend 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 3:30 p.m. local time on November 16, 2011. 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 installation Ombudsman is Melanie W. Saunders, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, (281) 483-0490, e-mail

Point of Contact

Name: Mario A. Tijerina II
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-2217
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Marianne D. Ruiz
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-8528
Fax: 281-244-2370

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