Status Report


By SpaceRef Editor
December 9, 2009
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Dec 09, 2009
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNH010319242Q
Posted Date: Dec 09, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 09, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 16, 2009
Current Response Date: Dec 16, 2009
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 927110 – Space Research and Technology

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA Headquarters (HQ), Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E), is planning to procure SpaceTrak on-line database licenses, key features are Launch vehicle failure rates and reliability; satellite failure rates and reliability; Insurance losses and rates; Future launch details and schedules; Satellite histories and in-orbit anomalies; On-line access at anytime from any workstation, and continuously updated on a daily basis.

Ascend’s SpaceTrak launch and satellite database is a web-based information resource on launch vehicles and satellites. It is a source of launch vehicle and spacecraft failure and insurance loss data. It also offers comprehensive historic and future schedule information on satellites and launches. Ascend’s SpaceTrak also provides monthly “Intelligence Reports” which are news reports on topics of interest as well as quarterly research white papers and hours of analyst time to support unique queries and other research requests.

NASA HQs intends to issue a Sole Source Procurement to Ascend Worldwide to purchase Ascend’s SpaceTrak on-line database licenses.

This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP).

The authority is FAR 6.302-1(a) (2) “only one responsible source”.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing, by FAX or E-Mail, to the identified point of contact not later than 11:00 a.m. (EST.) on December 15, 2009. 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. FAX or E-Mail any inquiries to the identified point of contact.

All responsible sources may submit their qualifications 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

Name: Wanda B. Moore
Title: Simplified Acquisition Specialist
Phone: 301-286-6638
Fax: 301-286-0366

Name: Felecia L. London
Title: Simplified Acquisition Specialist
Phone: 301-286-4112
Fax: 301-286-0356

SpaceRef staff editor.