Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Robotic Servicing/Deorbit Module

By SpaceRef Editor
May 3, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: HST-DM-0002-GDJ
  • Posted Date: May 03, 2004
  • Original Response Date:
  • Current Response Date:
  • Original Archive Date: May 03, 2005
  • Current Archive Date: May 03, 2005
  • Classification Code: A — Research & Development
  • Naics Code: 541330 — Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771


This posting supersedes the notice No. HST-DM-0001-GDJ entitled “HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE (HST) DEORBIT MODULE”, which was posted on April 30, 3004. NASA/GSFC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE (HST) ROBOTIC SERVICING/DEORBIT MODULE.

The HST Robotic Servicing/Deorbit Module is only one part of an overall concept that could be used to extend the useful life of the observatory through various system hardware augmentations and then ultimately safely deorbit HST at the end of its mission.  

This concept is currently under review within NASA with decisions planned by the end of May.

As relevant material is available it will made available at ( ). This procurement is intended to be full and open and all responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The anticipated release date of the Final RFP is on or about 1 June 2004 with an anticipated offer due date of 21 July 2004. However, the past performance volume of the proposal will be due on or about 1 July 2004.

Offerors are advised that a Complete Draft RFP will not be released with this solicitation. However, NASA/GSFC intends to release draft technical requirements for the RFP via the WWW as they become available (approximately mid-May 2004). In addition, we intend to conduct a pre-proposal conference at NASA/GSFC on or about 10 June 2004. The time and additional information of the pre-proposal conference will be provided at a later date. Attendance at the pre-proposal conference is recommended; however, attendance is not a prerequisite for proposal submission.

No solicitation exists at this time; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents 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/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is

Additionally, NASA/GSFC has posted other background information at ( ) in order to allow interested parties to learn more about the HST Program. Prospective offerors are advised that NASA/GSFC intends to periodically update the internet sites and that it is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the above sites for the release of information.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment. Additionally, a sources sought synopsis soliciting information from Small Business concerns will be issued a later date.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Original Point of Contact

Carlos R McKenzie, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-0599, Fax (301) 286-0214, Email

Email your questions to Carlos R McKenzie at

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