Status Report

NASA KSC Sources Sought Notice: Operational Television HDTV Cameras

By SpaceRef Editor
November 14, 2003
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* 30% Design Review of Government Specification 01 – Posted on Nov 13, 2003

General Information


  • cument Type: Sources Sought Notice
  • Solicitation Number: RFI03-KKL-HDTV
  • Posted Date: Nov 13, 2003
  • Original Response Date: Dec 01, 2003
  • Original Archive Date: Nov 13, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: 67 — Photographic equipment

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA Kennedy Space Center is hereby issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for the purpose of seeking sources and soliciting information from private industry on High Definition Digital Color Television Camera (HDTV). The objective of this release is to promote competition, to improve potential offerors understanding of the Government’s requirement and improve the Government’s knowledge of industry’s capabilities.

A total quantity of 46 HDTV units, to include 10 Pad Qualified and 36 COTS. Attached is a 30% design review of the Government requirements for the HDTV cameras. Potential vendors should review the documents before responding to this RFI.

Reponses to this RFI should reference RFI03-KKL-HDTV and shall include the following information in this format: 1. Company name, address, POC name, phone number, fax number and email. 2. Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE Code). 3. Size of business – Large Business, Small Business, Small Disadvantage, 8(a), Hubzone, Woman-owned and/or Veteran-owned. 4. If the items can be solicited from a GSA schedule. If so, provide the GSA contract number. 5. Ability to meet a 45 day turnaround time ARO on the HDTV COTS unit and the HDTV Pad Qualified unit. If 45 days is not possible, what is the projected production time/delivery for both units. 6. Potential unit cost for one (1) HDTV COTS unit. 7. Potential unit cost for one (1) HDTV Pad Qualified unit, if different from the HDTV COTS unit. 8. Offerors ablity to meet Environmental and Vibration testing for both units, as indicated in the Design Review. 9. Any other supporting documentation.

Please advise if this requirement is considered to be commercial or commercial-type product. Commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101. Offerors may submit comments on the specification or on other approaches to meet the Government’s requirement. Respondents are responsible for downloading their own copy of the RFI and documents. All responses shall be submitted no later than COB Monday, December 1, 2003, to Mr. Sean Howe. Contact information is a follows: Mail – NASA/KSC, MC:OP-MS, KSC, FL 32899; Fax – 321/867-2825; Email – Oral communication is unacceptable.

All technical questions and inquiries maybe submitted within the response. Email responses are preferred. This pre-solicitation synopsis is being made available for planning purpose only, subject to FAR Clause 52.215-3, entitled “Solicitation for Information of Planning Purpose.” It does not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response. Respondents will not be notified of the results. Please note the information within this pre-solicitation synopsis will be updated and/or may change prior to an official synopsis/solicitation, if any. An ombudsman has appointed – See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes maybe viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Original Point of Contact

Sean D Howe, Contracting Officer, Phone (321) 867-7358, Fax (321) 867-2825, Email – Teri N. Jackson, Contract Specialist, Phone (321) 867-1097, Fax (321) 867-2825, Email

Email your questions to Sean D Howe at

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