Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: NASA Launch Services Revision B Update

By SpaceRef Editor
January 30, 2006
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NASA KSC Solicitation: NASA Launch Services Revision B Update

Synopsis – Posted on Dec 14, 2005

Modification 01 – Posted on Dec 23, 2005

Solicitation 01 – Posted on Dec 23, 2005

General Information

Document Type: Modification to a Previous Notice
Solicitation Number: RFP10-99-0021REVB
Posted Date: Jan 30, 2006
Original Response Date: Jan 24, 2006
Current Response Date: Feb 28, 2006
Original Archive Date: Jan 30, 2007
Current Archive Date: Jan 30, 2007
Classification Code: V — Transportation, travel, & relocation services
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) invites you to submit a proposal for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) contract. The NLS Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued on October 18, 1999, 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 2, clause 2.0.

To date, the RFP has resulted in award of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts to Boeing Launch Services, Inc., Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, Inc, and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Each February and August during the life of this 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.

An electronic version of the Executive Summary, which provides an overview of the requirements contained in the subject solicitation, along with the entire NLS solicitation can be found at the NASA KSC homepage under Business Opportunities. The Executive Summary also conveys NASA’s intent to utilize commercial provider’s capabilities and processes to the maximum extent possible.

Proposals should be mailed or handcarried to:     NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center Mail Stop: OP-LS, Attn: Jacqueline Brooks, Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building, M7-355 (Room No. 2015) Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899.     MARK: RFP 10-99-0021; Revision B TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY

This acquisition is restricted to domestic sources. Minimum contract requirements were revised by Revision B of the RFP and are set forth in Attachment E3, Paragraph 1.0 of the NLS RFP. Specifically, offerors must be domestic launch service providers and must be ISO 9001/2000 certified by the time of proposal submission. An official of the company who is authorized to bind the company must sign your proposal. Your proposal must also contain a statement that the offer is firm for a period of 180 days from your submittal date. You must provide the company name and complete address (including street, city, state, and zip code) and the Data Universal Numbering System number applicable to that name and address.

The RFP does not commit the Government to award a contract nor does it obligate the Government to pay for any cost incurred in the preparation and submittal of proposals or in anticipation of a contract. The Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals should such action be in the interest of the Government.

The Attachments to the NLS RFP are an integral part hereof. If you fail to obtain or locate any part of the RFP, promptly notify Jacqueline Brooks at (321) 867-7698.

Offerors are hereby notified that funds are not presently available for this effort. The Government’s obligation is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. It is anticipated that funds will be available at the time of contract award.

Written questions regarding this RFP may be submitted in accordance with Attachment E2, paragraph 18.0. To permit a formal Government response, any comments or questions should not be marked as confidential or proprietary business information, competition sensitive, etc. Written questions may be faxed to (321) 867-4848.

Original Point of Contact

Krista Y Jensen, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-3077, Fax (321) 867-1029, Email Krista.Jensen-1@KSC.NASA.GOV – Krista Y Jensen, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-3077, Fax (321) 867-1029, Email Krista.Jensen-1@KSC.NASA.GOV

Email your questions to Krista Y Jensen at Krista.Jensen-1@KSC.NASA.GOV

Current Point of Contact

Jacqueline Brooks, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-7698, Fax (321) 867-4848, Email – Jacqueline Brooks, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-7698, Fax (321) 867-4848, Email

Email your questions to Jacqueline Brooks at

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