Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: Science on a Sphere Hardware and Accessories

By SpaceRef Editor
September 4, 2009
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General Information

Solicitation Number: NNK09309484Q
Posted Date: Sep 04, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 04, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 10, 2009
Current Response Date: Sep 10, 2009
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 334111 – Electronic Computer Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/KSC has a requirement for computer hardware and accessories to operate Science on a Sphere (see attachment for items details). Science On a Sphere(R) is a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. According to FAR 13.106-1(b) (1) the parts are deemed available from only one responsible source (Brand Name) and no other type of supplies will satisfy NASAs requirements. The brands specified for each item are the only brands acceptable to guarantee a fully functional system. The use of any other brands may require extensive research and modifications to meet Science on a Sphere requirements. The Government intends to acquire commercial items using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to Donny Wood,, no later than 12:00 p.m. local time on September 10, 2009. 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. 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: Donny Wood
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-6235
Fax: 321-867-1188

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