Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: NASA Launch Services II – August 2011 On-ramp

By SpaceRef Editor
May 20, 2011
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NASA KSC Solicitation: NASA Launch Services II – August 2011 On-ramp

Synopsis – May 19, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: RFP10990021REVE
Posted Date: May 19, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 19, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 01, 2011
Current Response Date: Aug 01, 2011
Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles
NAICS Code: 336414 – Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to issue a revision to the NASA Launch Services II (NLS II) Request for Proposal (RFP) on or around June 20, 2011 and encourages new and existing providers to submit proposals. The NLS II Request for Proposal was issued on September 4, 2009, and remains open for a period of ten years from the effective date, through the use of an innovative on-ramp provision found in Section C, Clause 2.0. To date, the RFP has resulted in the award of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts to United Launch Services, LLC., Orbital Sciences Corporation, Space Exploration Technologies, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Each August during the life of the contract, or at any other time established via synopsis, the Government will accept proposals from new launch service providers for IDIQ contracts and proposals from existing IDIQ contractors for additional launch services.

It is anticipated that proposals will be due on or around August 1, 2011.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Installation Ombudsman is Kelvin M. Manning who may be contacted at 321-867-7246. This acquisition is restricted to domestic sources. Minimum contract requirements are set forth in Attachment E3, Paragraph 1.0 of the NLS II RFP. Specifically, offerors must be domestic launch service providers and must be ISO 9001/2008 certified by the time of proposal submission. It is requested that all interested parties notify NASA in writing no later than June 1, 2011 of your intent to submit a proposal for this effort as well as the launch vehicle configuration(s) you intend to propose. If no responses are received, or if only negative responses are received, the on-ramp effort for 2011 will be cancelled and the next on-ramp effort will be held in August 2012.

Point of Contact

Name: Helena Jo Wilkas
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-4133
Fax: 321-867-4848

Name: Joseph M Bell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 321-867-1269
Fax: 321-867-4848

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