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NASA Solicitation: Aircraft Maintenacne Operational Support and Microgravty Services Market Research Questionnaire

By SpaceRef Editor
October 29, 2010
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NASA Solicitation: Aircraft Maintenacne Operational Support and Microgravty Services Market Research Questionnaire

Synopsis – Oct 29, 2010

AMOS and/or MS Requirement Summary – Posted on Oct 29, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ11ZB014L
Posted Date: Oct 29, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 29, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Nov 12, 2010
Current Response Date: Nov 12, 2010
Classification Code: J — Maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment
NAICS Code: 488190 – Other Support Activities for Air Transportation

Contracting Office Address

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


Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Flight Crew Operation Directorate (FCOD) anticipates procuring services under an Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS) and/or Microgravity Services (MS) contract. On October 27, 2010, a requirement summary of the AMOS and/or MS requirement was posted to a local JSC website at , which was specifically created for the AMOS and/or MS procurement. A copy of the requirement summary is also attached to this synopsis for reference purposes. You are invited to review the AMOS and/or MS requirement summary using either of these methods.

As part of the Government’s continuous information exchange with industry while formulating the acquisition strategy for the AMOS and/or MS services requirement, the Government requests your assistance as it seeks to arrive at the most suitable approach for acquiring AMOS and/or MS services. In order for NASA to make this determination, the Government requests information in order to gain knowledge from potential offerors.

Please provide a brief response to each of the questions that follow.

a. Identify barriers to competition that could be mitigated to foster a more competitive environment for this procurement.

b. Please provide your view regarding what type of contract provides the best approach for this type of work.

How should the “risks versus rewards” be shared by the Government and contractor? How does the proposed contract type incentivize the contractor to perform high quality work at a reasonable price? Discuss your views specific to this contract regarding incentive fees, award fee, and/or other appropriate incentives for contractor performance in terms of: 1) fixed price requirements; 2) cost type requirements.

c. Suggest any portions of this procurement for which fixed price contracting could be utilized. Discuss your rationale for each and your thoughts on the feasibility of each.

In addition, how can NASA design/structure the fixed price portions of the contract to: 1) ensure outstanding facility safety and operations safety are maintained; 2) protect the ability of the contractor to respond rapidly and effectively to facility or operational anomalies; 3) maintain the flexibility needed to handle unplanned work without invoking excessive cost or contracting delays (the duration of such unplanned work may vary from a few hours to several days); and 4) ensure that small business goals are met or exceeded. Discuss all alternatives you would like NASA to consider.

d. What metrics could NASA use to monitor the contractor’s accomplishments for efforts over and above standards stated in the contracts for: 1) the fixed price portions; 2) the portions that are not fixed price?

e. What is the industry standard for reporting, surveillance, and submittals?

f. This requirement will include support for workload at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) at Ellington Field in Houston and at El Paso, Texas; and at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California; Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia; and other remote sites, domestic and foreign, where services are required. The possibility exists that other NASA Centers such as Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Wallops Island, Virginia; Glenn Research Center (GRC), Cleveland, Ohio; and other Agencies may be included. Please identify any risks/concerns that you may have regarding industry’s capability to provide a qualified workforce.

g. Please provide the name, address and phone number of your firm. NASA intends to release the names, addresses, and points of contact of all respondents unless specifically requested not to do so by the respondent. Questions should be directed by email to the Contracting Officer.

In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. The Government is under no obligation to issue a solicitation or to award any contract on the basis of this RFI. The Government will not pay for any information solicited. No evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. You are requested to provide electronic responses via e-mail to the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer listed at the end of this synopsis. Your response is required by 4:00 p.m. CDT on November 12, 2010. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis. The Government intends to review the responses submitted by Industry. This data will not be shared outside the Government. The Government may use this data to refine requirements. Data that is submitted as part of Industry’s response that is marked “Proprietary” will not be reviewed.

Point of Contact

Name: Alice J Pursell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-9027
Fax: 281-483-4066

Name: Roger M. Roberts
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-792-7665
Fax: 281-483-9738

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