Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Purchase of Two Vehicles for the Human Space Flight Program-Russia

By SpaceRef Editor
August 31, 2015
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Aug 31, 2015

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ15543357Q
Posted Date: Aug 31, 2015
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 31, 2015
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: Sep 16, 2015
Classification Code: 23 — Ground effects vehicles, motor veh., trailers and cycles
NAICS Code: 336112

Contracting Office Address

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


This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the purchase – of a minimum of two and maximum of ten vehicles between contract award (2015/2016/2017) and December 2020 for the Human Space Flight Program – Russia (HSFP-R).

The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-83.

The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 336112 and 1000 respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. This is a full and open competition and is open for domestic and international offers.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The initial order of the two vehicles shall be delivered as soon as possible, but no later than December 16, 2015. Delivery shall be FOB Destination.

Offers for the items(s) described above are due by September 16, 2015 to and must include, solicitation number, FOB destination delivery location, shipping costs, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form for proposal submission and draft model contract attached herein. Additional vendor specific terms and standard condition terms may be proposed by offerors.

*All quotes must remain valid for 90 days.

Delivery Address: American Embassy, Attn: GSO / Receiving, 8 Bolshoy Devyatinksiy Pereulok Moscow, 121099, Russian Federation

Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (April 2014) – Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, FAR 52.212-4 (May 2015) – Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, FAR 52.212-5 (May 2015) – Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. These clauses are incorporated by reference in the attached document and applicable sections are being identified.

If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act — Supplies,” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin.

The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

All contractual and technical questions must be in writing via e-mail to no later than September 9, 2015. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Evaluation of Offers

The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:


1. The following will be considered on a pass or fail criteria considered as part of the technical capability. The Government will evaluate the offeror on a pass/fail basis and will be assigned an Acceptable or Unacceptable rating:

*Acceptable – Quote meets the technical capability requirements of the Specification List.

*Unacceptable – Quote does not meet the technical capability requirements of the Specification List.

The Technical Capability, Specification List can be viewed at:

Of those offers that meet technical capability, the lowest reasonable price will be selected for award.

2. The offeror is requested to complete Form 1449 with applicable Terms and Conditions.

The SF1449 and Terms and Conditions can be viewed at:

Selection and award shall be made to the responsible offeror whose proposal is determined to have the lowest reasonable price and meets the technical requirements in accordance with the technical capability. Potential offerors should note that parts and servicing available in Moscow, Russia by a manufacturer certified facility is a critical requirement.

FAR 52.225-17 (FEB 2000), Evaluation of Foreign Currency Offers.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): bin/nais/link_syp.cgi. Potential offeror’s will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

Point of Contact
Name: Sophia Mo
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-792-7877
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Yaranet G. Marquez
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-8562
Fax: 281-483-2370


NASA JSC Specification List for 

Solicitation NNJ15543357Q’s Technical Capability



The NASA Human Space Flight Program -Russia (HSFP-R )r equires two (2) vans as scheduled replacements for  older mini-vans in the HSFP-R fleet.

Parts and servicing must be available in Moscow, Russia by manufacturer certified facilities.
The following are mandatory requirements for the vehicles :

– 7 or more  passenger van that can also accommodate luggage (airport serving runs)
– All wheel drive
– Automatic transmission
– Gasoline engine
– Power steering
– Daytime running light, permanently switched on
– Vehicle width of less than 78 inches
– Vehicle length of less than 220 inches
– Left hand drive
– Capable of operating in -40F severe winters, on dirt roads, and on snow packed roads
– Electrically adjusted, heated, folding exterior (rear view) mirrors
– Power windows
– Parts and servicing available in Moscow, Russia by manufacturer certified facilities
– Factory installed 3 zone air conditioning – no aftermarket installations will be accepted
– Auxiliary heater in passenger/load compartment
– Windshield wiper intermittent control
– Cloth seats
– Anti- lock brakes
– Parking assist sensors, front and rear
– Rubber floor covering – cab and passenger compartment
– Remote control central locking system
– Dark tinted glass
– passenger/load compartment
– Engine heater – 220VAC 50Hz
– Radio system
– Grab handles for entry into passenger compartment
– Steel wheels – no alloy wheels
– Full-body undercoating to protect against road salts and rusting
– Delivered to US Embassy Moscow, Russia

The contractor must provide with the bid proposal a schematic drawing showing vehicle design and dimension specifications in the form of the sample drawing. Standard manufacturer’s pamphlet with the specific vehicle model being offered clearly identified and accompanied by a written statement in English by the manufacturer certifying that all solicitation specifications are met for the vehicle model being offered.

SpaceRef staff editor.