Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: Venue for Lunarobotics Mining Competition

By SpaceRef Editor
September 4, 2009
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Synopsis – Sep 03, 2009

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNK09308123Q
Posted Date: Sep 03, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 03, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 16, 2009
Current Response Date: Sep 16, 2009
Classification Code: X — Lease or rental of facilities
NAICS Code: 713110 – Amusement and Theme Parks

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/KSC has a requirement to host the inaugural Lunabotics Mining Competition, Friday, May 21, 2010, through Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Higher Education Project in partnership with the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program has designated NASA KSC Florida as the site for the event. NASA/KSC intends to utilize the following KSC facilities to host the event due to their proximity: KSC Visitor Complex, KSC U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, and KSC Apollo/Saturn V Center. NASA/KSC intends to contract directly with DNC Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc., for the use of the above facilities. All facilities are operated exclusively by DNC Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc., under a concession agreement with KSC.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on September 16, 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. For more information regarding the event please visit the following link:

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: Marcus C Orr
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-0849
Fax: 321-867-1188

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