Status Report

NASA KSC Propellant Automated Rendexvous and Transfer PART Project

By SpaceRef Editor
June 27, 2014
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Synopsis – Jun 25, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNK14ZOP008O

    Posted Date: Jun 25, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 25, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jul 10, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jul 10, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 336419


Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


NASA KSC plans to issue a sole source, research and development cost reimbursement contract to Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) for the Propellant Automated Rendezvous and Transfer (PART) project. The objective of the PART project is the design, development, construction, testing, and deployment of a technology demonstration system for on-orbit, internal International Space Station (ISS) science operations. This technology demonstration system will utilize, at a minimum, the central hub and cameras of the current Slosh hardware already on the ISS. The Slosh payload includes cameras, support structure, tank connectors, and wiring that must be used for the PART project. The relevant parts of the Slosh payload was designed, fabricated, certified, and operated by FIT.

As a result of FIT’s unique experience with the Slosh payload, FIT is the only known source with sufficient understanding of all components of the payload, including all hardware, software, and assembly/operational procedures, that can provide the required efforts for the PART project. There will be only one award made for this requirement. This is a sole source acquisition under FAR 6.302-1. The Government believes only one responsible source can satisfy the agency’s requirements.

Interested organizations may submit a detailed description of their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort via email to the Alissa Matthews at not later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on July 10, 2014. 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. This acquisition is unrestricted. The NAICS Code is 541712. The DPAS Rating for this procurement is DO-C9.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. Response via email is required. All responsible sources may submit an offer that will 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: Alissa Matthews Title: Contract Specialist Phone: 321-867-3380 Email:

Point of Contact

    Name: Alissa M. Matthews

    Title: Contract Specialist

    Phone: 321-867-3380

    Fax: 321-867-4848


    Name: Jacklyn L. Norman

    Title: Contract Officer

    Phone: 321-867-1500

    Fax: 321-867-4848


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