Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Crew, Robotics, and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE)

By SpaceRef Editor
January 31, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: 9-BH13-93-03-16P
  • Posted Date: Jan 30, 2004
  • Original Response Date:
  • Original Archive Date: Jan 30, 2005
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design, development, testing, manufacturing, and evaluation (DDT&E) and sustaining engineering (SE) necessary to certify, deliver and maintain Extravehicular Activity (EVA) equipment, Flight Crew Equipment (FCE), Crew Health and Conditioning Systems (CHCS), Extravehicular Robotics (EVR) equipment, Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLSS) equipment, and Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) equipment, including ground support equipment (GSE). These categories will subsequently be referred to as Crew, Robotics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE).

Information (such as reference library documentation) pertaining to this acquisition can be found at:

The anticipated contract type chosen for this acquisition is Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) and/or Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Delivery Orders. Multiple IDIQ contract awards are anticipated. At least one award will be to an educational or nonprofit institution under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(3) as contemplated by the provisions of FAR 6.302-3 which states that “full and open competition need not be provided when it is necessary to award the contract to a particular source or sources in order to establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution.”

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541330 and $23M respectively. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. A pre-proposal conference is anticipated, please monitor the CRAVE web site for details. It is anticipated that the RFP will be released during the middle of February with an anticipated offer due date sometime during the end of March. An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will be in Microsoft Office 97 format and will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application.

The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities home page is:

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below. All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Original Point of Contact

Michael D. Ballard, Contract Specialist, Phone (281) 244-5350, Fax (281) 244-5331, Email – Dawn Alexander, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 244-7689, Fax (281) 483-3978, Email

Email your questions to Michael D. Ballard at

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