Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: ISS Payload Integration

By SpaceRef Editor
May 23, 2005
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NASA Presolicitation Notice: ISS Payload Integration

General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NAS9-02099TRANS
Posted Date: May 19, 2005
Original Response Date: Jul 05, 2005
Current Response Date: Jul 05, 2005
Original Archive Date: May 19, 2006
Current Archive Date: May 19, 2006
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R&D
Naics Code: 541330 — Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the transition of a portion of the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Integration activities from the ISS Payload Integration Contract (IPIC), NAS 9-02099 (which ends on September 30, 2005). The effort will be assumed by the USOS Acceptance & Vehicle Sustaining Engineering Contract (NAS 15-10000).   Payload Operations will not be included in the RFP. NASA/JSC intends to purchase services from Boeing Space and Communications Group to fulfill these requirements. This effort will be transitioned under the authority of FAR Part 6. The basic period of performance will cover October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007 with two 6-month options, which, if exercised, would bring the period of performance to September 30, 2008.   This contracting approach will allow the Payload Integration team to consolidate activities currently under NAS 9-02099 with NAS 15-10000.

The RFP will include:

1) Payload Integration – performing payload integration, mission management, safety and certification of ISS payloads;

2) Payload Engineering Integration – developing and managing payload hardware interface requirements, reviewing and approving payload verification submittals and performing element and stage payload complement analyses to ensure compatibility with the ISS;

3) Payload Software Integration and Flight Software Production – managing the payload software test and verification facility, development and maintenance of payload flight software, requirements and payload data sets, and providing integrated assessment of payload flight software readiness;

4) Payload Support Systems – providing engineering and integration support for payload rack flight and ground support equipment;

5) Payload Facility Sustaining Engineering and Logistics Support – providing hardware and software sustaining engineering for EXPRESS and derivative racks and drawers, ground trainers and support equipment.

Any organization interested in participating in this activity should email Stacy Holden/CS ( or J.R. Carpentier/CO (   The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.   See Notes 22 and 26. All responses should be submitted to Stacy Holden or J.R. Carpentier no later than July 5, 2005.   An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note B.

Point of Contact

Stacy M. Holden, Contract Specialist, Phone (281) 244-8260, Fax (281) 244-7563, Email – John R. Carpentier, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 244-7254, Fax (281) 244-7563, Email

Email your questions to Stacy M. Holden at

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