Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Mini-Aercam Pressure Tank

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNJ05111244Q
Posted Date: May 31, 2005
Original Response Date: Jul 15, 2005
Current Response Date: Jul 15, 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 plans to issue a Request for Quote (RFQ) for the Design, Development, Fabrication, Qualification and Delivery of two (2) metal or metal lined composite overwrapped pressure vessels, for use on the Mini-AERCam Engineering Development Unit (EU). The EU is the flight item prototype for a free flying robotic camera platform, conceived as a second-generation version of the SPRINT vehicle that was flown during the spacewalk on STS87 in 1997. Mini-AERCam is a highly integrated and miniaturized vehicle, combining three cameras, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), propulsion, power, avionics processing, communications, video compression and illumination subsystems inside an 8-inch sphere. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.   See note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 336419 and 1,000 employees, respectively. The anticipated release date of RFQ is on or about June 15, 2005 with an anticipated quote due date of on or about July 15, 2005. All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency. 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 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 quoters 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) to Julie K. Karr not later than July 1, 2005. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

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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