Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Constellation Space Suit Element Injury Assessment

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2008
Filed under , , ,

Synopsis – Apr 21, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ08245930R
Posted Date: Apr 21, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 21, 2008
Original Response Date: May 05, 2008
Current Response Date: May 05, 2008
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541380 – Testing Laboratories

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC proposes to award a Sole Source Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract to the Injury Biomechanics Research Laboratory (IRBL) at Ohio State University (OSU) to provide crewmember injury testing and evaluation associated with space suit hardware for the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Crew and Thermal System Division (CTSD) Space Suit and Crew Survivability Systems Branch. Please see attached Draft Statement of Work at: .

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the services/items from the IRBL at OSU. The IRBL at OSU will supply an expert team of engineers, anatomists, physicians, computer modelers and technicians, who have a extensive background associated with mechanisms of injury and injury thresholds of the human body. OSU is uniquely qualified with testing facilities and background expertise (physiologic and anatomical) to both test and evaluate the results of the testing from beginning to end. In addition, OSU has unique facilities and testing infrastructure including capabilities and facilities required to perform controlled acceleration testing with both anthropomorphic test devices (crash test dummies) and Post-Mortem Subjects (PMHSs) required to accomplish necessary testing and satisfy the agency’s required deliverables that include comprehensive data deliverables, results reports, analysis, and conclusions.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested parties may submit their proposal to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact no later then 3:30 p.m. local time on May 5, 2008. Such proposals 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.

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: Miyoshi J. Thompson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-244-1683
Fax: 281-244-0995

Name: Robert G Kolb
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-8548
Fax: 281-244-0995

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