Status Report

NASA JSC solicitation: Update the Soyuz Launch System Data Book

By SpaceRef Editor
January 21, 2015
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Synopsis – Jan 21, 2015

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNJ15ZBG001R
    Posted Date: Jan 21, 2015
    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 21, 2015
    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
    Original Response Date: N/A
    Current Response Date: Jan 27, 2015
    Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
    NAICS Code: 541330
Contracting Office Address
NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BG
NASA/JSC has a requirement for to update the Soyuz Launch System Data book to capture the versions being used to support International Space Station (ISS) missions, including engine options and possible human rating approaches.
NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Special Aerospace Services (SAS). These updates are critical to ISS operations and require the knowledge of a contractor who has done this before. SAS performed all the work necessary for the existing book on Soyuz Launch Systems. This procurement will require updates to and build off of the existing book/information. Additionally, this procurement will require the contractor to have access to Russian manufacturing and production facilities. It is extremely important to accomplish the updates timely as required by the ISS Program.
NASA/JSC intends to purchase the services from SAS pursuant to the authority cited in 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1 the property or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source or only from a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of property or services will satisfy the needs of the agency.
This requirement is unique to ISS missions; SAS is the only contractor that can fulfill the Agency’s needs. SAS developed the existing data book. In order to support the current planned launch support to ISS, the data book must be updated to reflect the current Soyuz configuration for ISS launches.
Since the ISS missions are on-going, a timely update is required, and SAS’s prior knowledge and experience in developing the existing data book is critical to effectively making the updates required to support ISS missions.
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 January 27, 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: Adrian D. Clayton
    Title: Contracting Officer
    Phone: 281-483-8498
    Fax: 281-244-3370
    Name: Samuel P. McIlvoy
    Title: Contract Specialist
    Phone: 281-244-0558
    Fax: 281-244-2370

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