Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Crew Exploration Vehicle Cockpit Prototyping Phase Four

By SpaceRef Editor
November 24, 2013
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Synopsis – Nov 19, 2013

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNJ14491748R

    Posted Date: Nov 19, 2013

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 19, 2013

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Dec 02, 2013

    Current Response Date: Dec 09, 2013

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

    Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Cockpit Prototyping Phase 4 research and development (R&D). The objective of the Phase 4 work is to provide human machine interface R&D for defining CEV cockpit layout requirements, displays, and controls rapid prototyping using iterative interaction. The Government intends to award a follow-on contract to the CEV Cockpit Prototyping Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 Contracts. This acquisition will be a Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The period of performance is planned for May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2019.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Aerospace Applications North America (AANA), Houston, TX. AANA is the CEV Cockpit Prototyping Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 contractor and has contracted with NASA on the three aforementioned R&D projects.

The CEV Cockpit Prototyping Phase 4 R&D tasks are an extension of work completed during Phases 1, 2, and 3. Due to AANA’s extensive knowledge of the prototype code, the existing parsing tool, simulator scenario construction, and the current state of the evolving automated display software requirements definition and communication processes, AANA is uniquely positioned to continue to perform these tasks.

Interested parties shall be able to further develop the tools and concepts created during previous phases seamlessly utilizing ideas and lessons learned from three previous NASA R&D projects — X38/CRV Human Machine Interface R&D, the Advanced Cockpit Evaluation System, and the Sensor Fusion Project.

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

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:00 p.m. local time on December 9, 2013. 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.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

    Name:  Geraldine B. Mason

    Title:  Contracting Officer

    Phone:  281-483-4714

    Fax:  281-483-0503



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