Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: Exploration Ground Launch Services – EGLS

By SpaceRef Editor
July 10, 2009
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Synopsis – Jul 09, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNK09275664R
Posted Date: Jul 09, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 09, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/KSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Exploration Ground Launch Services (EGLS). The EGLS contract provides ground processing for launch vehicles, spacecraft and payloads in support of Constellation and International Space Station (ISS) Programs, as well as limited payload processing support services for the Launch Services Program (LSP). Launch vehicle and spacecraft operations include advanced planning, element processing, integration, test, launch and recovery services. Included in the contract are the associated ground support systems and equipment operations, maintenance and launch site validation of exploration architecture systems that will provide capabilities necessary for human space flight and exploration of the solar system. Additionally, it includes support for the Transition and Retirement (T&R) of legacy assets supporting both the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) and ISS Program.

Draft RFP NNK09275664J for this requirement was issued on May 20, 2009.

This procurement is a full and open competition.

All questions must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer, Tammy Burlein, at

To access information regarding this procurement on-line, including the documents included in the EGLS Bidder’s Library, offerors should refer to the EGLS website at .

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712 and 1000 employees, respectively.

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

The anticipated release date of the RFP is no earlier than July 24, 2009.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/KSC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Tammy S. Burlein
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 321-867-5182
Fax: 321-867-7132

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