Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Mini-Aercam Communications Antenna

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNJ05113279Q
Posted Date: May 31, 2005
Original Response Date: Jun 13, 2005
Current Response Date: Jun 13, 2005
Original Archive Date: May 31, 2006
Current Archive Date: May 31, 2006
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
Naics Code: 336419 — Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for the fabrication of communications and GPS antennas for use on the Mini-AERCam Engineering Unit (EU). NASA/JSC intends to fulfill this requirement by contracting with Fineline Circuits. The desired delivery date for each antenna run is approximately 4 weeks from when the final dimensions are delivered. The antenna specifications given are a continuation of what Fineline Circuits has worked on and perfected for 2 years. Fineline Circuits is the only known company that has the capability to produce these antennas to specification in the short timeframe required by NASA. The Aercam is a Return to Flight item and is on a very tight schedule. Due to the current tight scheduling for AERCam, the fact that AERCam is Return to Flight, and the subsequent runs required for this design, there cannot be any delays to the schedule or duplicative costs. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 1:30 p.m. local time on June 13, 2005. 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. 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

Julie K. Karr, Contract Specialist, Phone (281) 483-9782, Fax (281) 244-5331, Email – Robert G Kolb, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 244-8548, Fax (281) 244-5337, Email

Email your questions to Julie K. Karr at

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