Status Report

NASA RFI on Innovative Environmentally Friendly and High Performance Building Materials Technologies and Goods for Building Core and Shell Only

By SpaceRef Editor
March 9, 2009
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NASA RFI on Innovative Environmentally Friendly and High Performance Building Materials Technologies and Goods for Building Core and Shell Only

Synopsis – Feb 27, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: RFI_Building_Materials
Posted Date: Feb 27, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 27, 2009
Original Response Date: Mar 16, 2009
Current Response Date: Mar 16, 2009
Classification Code: 56 — Construction and building materials
NAICS Code: 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is soliciting information on innovative environmentally-friendly and high-performance building materials, technologies and goods that may be used in creating a next-generation, collaborative workspace building. The building will also serve as a test bed for emerging high-performance and environmentally-friendly building products.

Specifically, ARC seeks information related to the core and shell of a building. Examples of the items that are of interest include: concrete; masonry; metals; sheathing; thermal and moisture protection; openings; finishes; conveying equipment; fire suppression; plumbing; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; electrical; and communications. These items should be today’s state-of-the art, or on the near-term horizon and likely to become available within the next two years. ARC is seeking to make the best use of existing and emerging building innovations and research. Items that meet today’s highest environmental standards, such as Cradle-to-Cradle certification are of particular interest.

All information received in response to this Request for Information (RFI) that is marked Proprietary will be handled and protected accordingly.

Responses must include the following: name and address of firm and point of contact’s name and phone number.

All questions should be directed to: Teresa Marshall at

Please advise if the item is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

Responses are requested by 4:30 PM Pacific Time, March 16, 2009. Interested respondents are requested to submit responses to the RFI, via email, to In all responses, please reference “Innovative Environmentally-Friendly and High-Performance Building Materials, Technologies and Goods: Building Core and Shell Only, Request for Information” in the subject line and on all attachments. Only Word and PDF document formats will be accepted. The responses shall not exceed 5 pages in length.

No solicitation exists; 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. It is the respondent’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis. The URL for the NASA/ARC Business Opportunities page is .

Point of Contact

Name: Teresa A. Marshall
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-5257
Fax: 650-604-2593

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